Livestreaming for Technical Content: Twitch, YouTube, and Beyond

Livestreaming for Technical Content: Twitch, YouTube, and Beyond

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Mia Moore

July 22, 2020
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  1. Livestreaming for Technical Content: Twitch, YouTube, and Beyond Mia Moore

    @xoMiaMoore
  2. @xoMiaMoore Hi! I’m Mia! (they/she) • Austin, TX, USA •

    Past: Developer Advocate @ IBM, content marketing, MBA in Digital Media Management • Previous channel owner of IBM Developer Twitch
  3. @xoMiaMoore Today’s Goals • Why livestreaming? Why now? • Which

    streaming platform(s) are for me? • Tips for streaming technical content • Tips for community management
  4. @xoMiaMoore What is Livestreaming? • Live content, broadcasted while it

    is happening • Interaction with the audience is key • Popular platforms: Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Live, Periscope • “Second screen” experience
  5. Reach global audiences at home

  6. @xoMiaMoore Which Platform is Right for Me? • Do you

    have an existing audience? Community? • Who is your target audience? Where are they? • What are you interested in streaming? • Do you create other forms of content? • What are my goals with streaming? • Do I want to multi-stream?
  7. @xoMiaMoore Tips for Streaming Technical Content • Content first, shiny

    tech later • Education + Entertainment • Interact with chat • Plan, but be flexible
  8. @xoMiaMoore Tips for Streaming Technical Content • Focus on the

    “developer loop” of “code, build, test” • Mistakes, debugging, and learning are okay! • Post code in a repo
  9. @xoMiaMoore Being a Strong Community Leader • Create a Code

    of Conduct/rules • Use inclusive, welcoming language • Value community input, but be the final decision maker • Keep an eye out for bad actors -- moderation is key
  10. Thank You! Questions/comments: @xoMiaMoore Illustrations: Manfred Steger via Pixabay