Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Hangouts and a bag for this Walk & Talk

Fun chat with OIT’s Digital Media Manager, Kevin Ruby. Kevin is lead on our efforts across the state to help agencies and programs use new technologies and techniques to highlight their programs online. From managing OIT's Twitter (@oitcolorado) and Facebook accounts, running YouTube Live events (recent example? State of Colorado's Geo-spatial Information Systems (GIS) 2017 Summit livestream from last month), teaching users how to host their own streams in YouTube, improving meeting efficiency using Google Hangouts, and supporting how we are creating options for mobile and remote work environments, Kevin is continuously pushing.

He also helps manage a cool pilot program we started called "Hangouts in a Bag," where we provide backpacks that that be be checked out by any staff member. Each bag contain conference room mics, HD cameras and chromebook laptops. The goal is to remove the technical obstacles to bring any meeting, anywhere, online. Kevin provides the training to anyone interested on how to do it. Plus, Kevin is funny and cool.

Watch my interview with Kevin and learn more>>

Curious about the Hangouts in a Bag? Nothing super-complicated. For locations that we don't anticipate wifi or hardline being available, we also provide mifi hotspots to check out.

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