As you may know, we held our first webcast on Monday with three special guests:
- Duncan Coutts, Engineering Director, IOHK
- Charles Hoskinson, CEO and Founder, IOHK
- Michael Parsons, Chairman, Cardano Foundation.
We experienced some video issues during the webcast which were frustrating for us, and of course, you if you were watching live. We immediately gave a Facebook live link to continue watching if people wanted video as well as audio.
After the webcast we immediately contacted Crowdcast who are the company whose software we were using and asked if they knew what happened…
They to their credit, have been honest and transparent, and so we wanted to share what they found to be the issue.
Their team was keeping an eye on the live stream during the event and noticed that the video cut out after about 10 minutes. The problem was found to be with their 3rd party video hosting provider, as their servers reset during our webcast causing the stream to go down.
Crowdcast have confirmed to us that the issue was not related to the equipment which we used or our internet connection which was more than sufficient to support live streaming.
Crowdcast has handled events up to 30,000 concurrent viewers, so we appreciate that they can handle webcasts like ours and this was a very unfortunate glitch.
The good news is that Crowdcast have compiled the video recordings from the Crowdcast recording and Facebook live videos and uploaded it to the event so anyone joining the event late can still watch the replay.
You can do so here >> https://www.crowdcast.io/e/cardano-webcast-15-01-18
Overall, we felt our first webcast was a major success based on the number of positive reactions from the community both during and after the event. We plan to do more live webcasts for the future but it would be great to get some further community feedback and thoughts.
- Was the webcast useful?
- Was it what you expected?
- What would you like to see in future webcasts?