So been quite annoyed when I can't attend my stand up group :(
- It seems like everyone's getting into video conferencing. In the past 4 months, Amazon launched Chime, Slack introduced video calls, and Google announced Meet. We've been long-time fans of Zoom. You need to download software so it's not great for external video calls but fantastic for teams. We've had very few issues and it can support dozens of concurrent video streams -- great for larger distributed teams. 👍🏼Big fan of Zoom. It's the most reliable video conferencing tool I've used, especially for groups of 5 or more. I work with ed tech in higher ed, and video conferencing is pretty important in this space. We're always looking for a reliable, scalable platform, and we've found it with Zoom. In addition to general meetings, my university uses it for: - Academic advising for students overseas (this has been super difficult with other tools) - Provide an additional virtual attendance option for face to face meetings - Conduct live class sessions for our online MBA students. 1 instructor to, I believe, a couple hundred students (may be closer to a couple thousand, can't remember) I've been really impressed with it. Can't wait to see what they do with their semi-recent funding from Sequoia since they've already blown me away
- Amazon Chime is the best solution for conferencing and group chat. Better than Skype and if you are using AWS, then easy to implement. Better video quality.
- Highfive makes having meetings super easy whether people are joining from a meeting room, their laptops, or their mobile devices. Thanks to a partnership with Dolby Voice, the audio is the best in the industry with excellent background noise and echo cancellation. Plus, it's built on WebRTC which means you can join directly from your web browser without downloading anything. Full disclosure: I do work at Highfive. However, I've used multiple video conferencing tools prior including Google Hangouts and BlueJeans during my time at Twitter, and I'm blown away with what our engineering team has built.