Stand apart: Together.
The Covid19 world pandemic has changed life as we know it. With much of the world social distancing, we are called to distance, but not isolate. Let’s share of our time and free resources. Do you have something positive to share or teach? Do you know an amazing livestream that encourages you? Host a LIVE!Stream or Nominate your favorite livestream content.
From DJ sets and online concerts, to workouts and info sessions... let’s gather the best resources and inspire our community. #GetLIVE & #GiveLIVE
Thank you for contributing to the public calendar for free LIVE!Streams It’s important to keep our Mind, Body, and Soul replenished not isolated. Stand Apart: Together. Share this form: https://www.giveonlive.com/submit/
In this sudden time of quarantine and social distancing, many have been forced to completely cut off from other humans in order to save lives. We have found that in this time #LIVEHeroes have stood up and given of themselves to make this time more positive. Fitness instructors and gyms have offered free livestream classes, mentors and life coaches frequently go LIVE to share advice, many institutions are hosting LIVE seminars. Our world is coming together to share positive content and endure this time together.
What it does
Our public, crowdsourced calendar brings together all the free livestream resources available. With a focus on MIND, BODY, SOUL, WORK, & COVID19, this calendar shares daily uplifting, informative, and needed resources people can join. No matter which platform used for streaming, all information is gathered here to easily guide users. There will also be an option to watch certain “Featured Daily” selection directly from the site.
How we built it
We have started with a simple google form & calendar, currently recruiting admins and LIVE Hosts to add their resources. We will add events aggregator and create a more complex search function. Also will make an easy streamline way to submit livestream recommendations and hosted sessions.
Challenges we ran into
There are endless resources and we needes a method to make sure content is appropriate. As we grow the host community we will also be challenged by maintaining an open governance that adhere to the rules of engagement.
Getting started configuring the web server was challenging. Integrating the different tech and plugins took time and strain. We had to deal with bugs . We were also working on various time zone so, team collaboration challenges. Very grateful to mentors and slack that helped us coordinate all.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
In two short weeks we have made a well rounded initial calendar and attracted many interested mission members.
What we learned
Livestream content, zoom group webinars and other platforms can take time for lemons to get used to. Both hosts and participants have a learning curve to accessing content. We understand limitations and want to also embed an easy way for calendar subscribers to access their livestream from any platform through our page.
What's next for Give On Live
Give, grow, and learn. We are excited to enter Hackathon and continue to add value to the community with more features and most importantly the content society needs to stay uplifted in this critical time.
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