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Nice! How long have you been doing this for? Is the team all engineers?
Yup this makes sense. Also to the original comment, our approach is not for everyone. It definitely skews extroverted.
LOL we have enough fires burning as it is..
Great feedback. Thank you! Will look into these comments!
Fully agree. It's part of the problem we are thinking about. How do we make remote work fun for extroverts while not sidelining others? This was one take at the problem and I really appreciate the feedback you gave :)
Thank you for this opinion! I completely hear you on forced-socialization ideas. I also understand that there is a place for work and a place for fun. However, I am curious on what you have tried or seen on top performing teams around building camaraderie and coming together - especially when remote.
Appreciate this comment. Can you tell me more about this open Teams chat? Is it a video/audio only chat or it's just a channel like #random or #watercooler?
I am curious about your thoughts on this approach to standups. Excusing the self promo of calling it a Rally, do you think adding in some time before or after your standup has been useful to bring your teams together? Do you think adding more people to a dedicated meeting with multiple breakout functions like Rally is a useful way to improve cross company collaboration? Are the problems of connecting and cross collaborating real problems your remote teams are facing?
A new take on remote/hybrid standups
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These are great ideas - we are building something similar in Rally.video
Who are these folks? I have a tonne of suggestions and would love to give feedback!
This looks really good and well timed. What will you do if Firebase builds something similar?
Rally.video | Engineering Positions | Toronto, CA | Remote | Full Time
Video calls are generally very exhausting. After being on a 20 person Zoom call, we decided to build Rally. Rally is a video application that makes it easy to hop between breakout conversations. Users can see and hear other conversations around them, as if they were in a shared space.
Rally feels like a real party or gathering, as opposed to feeling like a meeting. Instead of being stuck in a giant gallery view or siloed into breakout rooms, you are free to switch between tables and rooms as you like. Instead of everyone being on mute, you can choose to vibe off of the audible laughter and chatter from neighbouring tables in the room. You can also create private tables for more personal conversations and take the stage to present to everyone around you.
We launched on HN as part of YC’s newest cohort, and have been focused on organizations using us for happy hours, networking, virtual cafeteria’s and more. Our vision for Rally is to be the one solution where online interactions are more social. This could mean sidebar conversations during a presentation, matching you to the perfect person to network with, or just having a virtual cafeteria for serendipitous conversations.
We hare recruiting for two main engineering roles, and would be interested in speaking to people who would like to be operations interns. See our roles here: https://www.workatastartup.com/companies/22247
Chat is coming very soon. It won't be the same chat as all the other video applications. Chat streams tend to make it hard pay attention to the conversation so we purposely didn't add chat just yet.
Can you try chrome? We were working on Firefox until their most recent update.
We have! We should also chat if you want - firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a few on the website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x70-RB9dFs&feature=youtu.be
and more on https://rally.video/hosting
Our team thinks and builds consumer first - we're all fairly young and artistic (some of us were musicians, standup comedians, and prank show hosts in our past lives.)
We started by telling bars this could be a way to talk to your customers during COVID but they wouldn't budge. We then saw business uptake first and thought, this is what we should do, so we decided to go down this route.
Through YC we have been exploring different use cases and thus kept the platform open for anyone to try. I think what we realized is the money is in large conferences and remote teams. There will always be a free tier for consumers and smaller communities, but b2b or b2b2c seems to be the direction to take this.
I'd love to hear more ideas from you but definitely agree a fully open funnel isn't right.