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October 24, 2017 » 3:53 pm

Will You Help Me Load Test Zoom and Google Docs?

I’m looking for volunteers to help me load test Zoom and Google Docs for 30-minutes this Thursday, October 26 at 1pm PT / 3pm CT / 4pm ET. Could you help?

I’m doing an interactive, participatory workshop via Zoom in a few weeks, and I have the lovely challenge of having over 80 people registered. In my design, I have people working individually in the same Google Doc (with lots of tables), then in pairs before coming back together as a full group.

I feel good about the overall design — I’ve done it with over 70 people face-to-face and with less than 20 online. However, I’ve never done it with this many people online, and I just want to test the mechanics of the breakouts and having a large number of people editing a Google Doc with lots of people at the same time.

I’m trying to get as many people as possible to do a lightweight simulation with me this Thursday. Could you spare 30 minutes to help? All I would need you to do would be to log into Zoom and the Google Doc, follow a few instructions, and give me feedback. It might not take the full 30 minutes, and it wouldn’t require your full attention.

The bonus: You’d meet lots of great folks from my community, several of whom have already volunteered to help. I will also document everything I learn and publicly share. If you’re interested in the design of the workshop itself, I’d be happy to discuss that with you also.

Please leave a comment below if you’d be willing to help, and please spread the word as well! My goal is to recruit at least 40 people. Many, many thanks!

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5 Responses to “Will You Help Me Load Test Zoom and Google Docs?”

  1. Hi Eugene, I’d be happy to help at that time!

  2. Thank you so much, Amanda! I’ll send you an invitation.

  3. Happy to help Eugene…

  4. Thank you, Bob! I’ll add you to the calendar invitation. Looking forward to connecting tomorrow; it’s been forever!

  5. Thanks again to all the great folks who helped with this! We did the real thing last week, and it was a great success in large part thanks to the practice session. We compiled everything we learned here: http://stp.fasterthan20.com/wiki/Zoom

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