Open Y meet-ups

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We plan to offer these meet-ups as part of our COVID-19 response to keep us all connected and learning.

Please let us know if you’re interested in attending, have topic suggestions, or something you’d like to present. 

 

Current Offerings 

June 2020: Since most Ys are in the process of re-opening we're taking a break until mid-July when we start back up with the Virtual Y Paywall. Remaining July and August meet-ups will be posted by soon. In the works:

  • Virtual studio and livestreaming set-up
  • Webform basics and build demo
  • Live help session with Open Y superusers 

 

Virtual Y Paywall Basics + Content Management How-to 
Thursday, July 16 - 11am-Noon Central 
David Wells, Middle Tennessee 
Paige Thell, Open Y

Learn about the new authenticated paywall functionality and how to gate your livestream and on-demand video content. This functionality is available for all Ys, regardless of whether they're on Open Y or not. Get a sneak peak in the June Monthly YMCA product deck (19:53). 
 

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Past Meet-ups 

Live Streaming and Video Open Q&A 
June 11 -- 2:30-3:00pm CT
Nathan Hippenmeyer, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities   

Our resident video king will be on hand to answer your questions, and also discuss topics like music licensing, Facebook tips for streaming content, integration with activity finder, pulling from Zoom API calls and developing online schedules, and countdown timers and pre-roll graphics.

Live Streaming Gear + Set-up
June 4 -- 1:00-1:30pm CT
Jim Paro, YMCA of Greater Brandywine
Mike Hodge, YMCA of Greater Houston
Nathan Hippenmeyer, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
  
A deeper dive into the gear, equipment, software and workflow setups to start your live streaming experience. Prereq: view the livestreaming video from 5/7 with Hipp and John and Mike from Houston.

Content: from chaos to calm 
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May 21, 1:30-2:00 pm Central
30 minutes - Sarah Baker, South Hampton Roads

Along with a landing page how to, learn about the art of using data and your internal compass to create powerful content experiences. Bonus: Sarah is a pro at Daxko's virtual check-ins! 

DIY: Practical HTML for the real world
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May 14, 2-2:30 pm Central
David Wells, Middle Tennessee

Grrrr! Why is my email tool not styling correctly? And what’s the deal with this formatting on my website? No matter which tool you use, working with a text editor can sometimes be...iffy. If you’d like to take full control over your content editing experience, join us for a quick session on basic HTML.

In-house videos: on-the-fly and super-fly
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30 minutes - Nathan Hippenmeyer, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities  
Mike Hodge and Jon Kidwell, YMCA of Greater Houston 
Thursday, May 7, 2-2:30 pm

We’re all learning new things about videos these days. Get pointers from the pros on how to capture and distribute content from team members. 

Put on your own mask first: mini-meditation for self-care 
15 minutes - Amber Richard, Open Y
Thursday, April 30 - 2 pm Central

Self-care is crucial as we learn a new way of being, take care of our loved ones and manage our roles. Use breathwork to soothe your nervous system.