Announcement #1: Google Hangouts On Air Is Dead But CMEpalooza Is Not
Here is an abbreviated version of my email exchange with Scott yesterday morning:
Scott: Google killed Hangouts On Air last month. It’s gone.
Me: Well…that’s not good.
Scott: Nope. We should probably find an alternative.
[googles “Google Hangouts On Air alternative”]
[clicks first link he sees]
Scott: Problem solved. I found something.
Me: Great. Let’s use that.
And that’s pretty much how it all went down (minus a few swear words and inappropriate gestures.) Google did indeed kill Google Hangouts On Air (GHOA), which is the platform we have used to run CMEpalooza since it’s inception. And in about five minutes, we (Scott) found an alternative to use that is pretty dang close to the same as GHOA. We are still testing it out, but have been pleased with how it has performed during our trial runs. I really don’t think you will see much of a difference. With the certainty of death, taxes, and the Phillies bullpen blowing a 3-run lead, CMEpalooza will continue on.
Announcement #2: The CMEpalooza Archive Has Been Updated
I updated the CMEpalooza archive to include all of the sessions from 2019 CMEpalooza Spring. We now have a total of…I don’t know how many sessions. Honestly, it was sort of a stressful day and I didn’t bother to count them. It’s a lot. I’m going to guess it’s 97 sessions in the archive. Ninety-seven sounds like a good number. It’s also the same number of times I banged my head on my desk when I found out GHOA was gone.
Announcement #3: Send In Your Questions For The CMEpalooza Grants Hotline
Yes, they’re not due until September 13, but why wait? Click here and send them in now!!