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Interested in moving your meetup online?

March 18, 2020 - Doug Sillars

Current events have caused the cancellation of face-to-face meetups. I personally love attending meetups, and have been saddened by the number of cancellations that have been appearing in my inbox.

However, even with millions of us quarantined of self-isolated in our homes, we can still hold a virtual Meetup watching and sharing information.

Many Meetups already have a Slack channel for chatting, so all we need to do is add Video. Live streaming video sounds complicated , but api.video has built a video sharing portal(https://watch.a.video/broadcast) for your Meetup. Your Live Video, and all the recorded videos are all organised on one simple page! Just 3 simple steps, and you are ready to go with your online meetup streaming.

<a href="https://res.cloudinary.com/practicaldev/image/fetch/s--BtAcv3Ot--/c_limit%2Cf_auto%2Cfl_progressive%2Cq_auto%2Cw_880/https://dev-to-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/i/r42pkmh9v2lxlzqzffz6.png" class="article-body-image-wrapper"><img src="https://res.cloudinary.com/practicaldev/image/fetch/s--BtAcv3Ot--/c_limit%2Cf_auto%2Cfl_progressive%2Cq_auto%2Cw_880/https://dev-to-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/i/r42pkmh9v2lxlzqzffz6.png" alt="Sample Online Meetup Portal" loading="lazy"></a>

You can try out the demo at watch.a.video/broadcast. It is currently showing a stream from an empty park, but if you create your own livestream, and copy this code from Github, you'll be be able to add your stream of your meetup in place of the park! Sign up for a free api key at api.video.

If you have any questions, head over to our <a href="https://community.api.video">community forum</a>.


Doug Sillars

Head of Developer Relations

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