***** Update: Webinar YouTube Session
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When I commit to something I tend to go all in. I said I would be willing to host some on-line sessions to show my TextBlade a few days ago to @usedtobeaninja. Here is the thread to provide all the information so people can begin propagating to others of interest until the sessions on May 9, 2020.
Since the other day, I have learned how to use three different streaming setup Mac applications OBS, ManyCam, and Zoom. I have purchased two lifetime software licenses for ManyCam and purchased a month of Zoom Pro + Webinar addon for the presentations. I have learned how to use my iPhone as a second camera (to focus on TextBlade during presentation), share my iPad screen (for Initial screen, short Slides presentation, and demoing the TextBlade app), use the laptop camera (to show my ugly mug ;), and various scenes for combinations of the latter.
I have done several dry runs to make sure everything looks like it will work. In no way am I saying I am going to not be rough around the edges during the demo and Q&A sessions but my OCD helps me to focus on eliminating as many variables as I can before I get there. It is also always fun to learn something new and I have never done a personal live stream zoom meeting (a lot of work zoom meetings…especially over the past 2 months working from home but nothing for myself with multiple video sources only using USB and hardware I have around).
I created a basic outline of what I wanted to discuss and posted it to the TextBlade Posting section of the TextBlade app to receive approval from WayTools for all topics. Mark reached out to me within hours to discuss and was kind enough to call and chat for an hour and 45 minutes last night. We discussed a lot of things non WayTools related about all that is going on right now in the world. He was very kind asking about the health of my family and took interest in things I have gone through. He was very candid about some experiences with his family. We then did a deep dive into what I wanted to cover and he was open about things I could discuss and put very few boundaries on the outline I provided (all of which I thought were completely in-line with what I was going to go through). He actually is allowing me to show more than I had originally thought I could as it relates to the TextBlade App. I don’t think I can share enough with people the level of admiration I have for anyone at such a high executive level as Mark is in his dealings with future customers and TREG users. I have spent hours and hours on the phone with him over the past 4 years and have always felt heard and validated and have had many in depth and incredibly knowledgable conversations on topics having some connection to supply chains but very insightful and enjoyable… I will get off the idol worshipping bandwagon now. ;^)
Here is the plan:
I have decided to host 3 two hour Zoom Webinars on Saturday, May 9, in an effort to get global timezone coverage. All three sessions will cover the same demo and discussion outline and will differ in Q&A and simple variations due to doing the same thing three times.
All meeting times are US MDT (GMT -6:00) - Broadcasting from Boise Idaho.
Saturday, May 9,
I am hoping that will give everyone around the globe a time that would work. For those who are unable to attend that day, I will be recording each session (with Mark’s approval). I will create a composite video of the best of each demo component from each of the three session (splicing together). I will include a unique list of the Q&A section from all 3 sessions. This video will be posted to Youtube (will send a link when it is up).
Each webinar can have up to 100 participants and I will be using Zoom’s registration process because of the limitation (I don’t really anticipate more than maybe my family and few from here but as many as can attend will of course be welcome.
Please feel free to share the registration links out. If you can, please only register for one of the 3 sessions. Of course if we get close to the beginning of the next session I will post on here how many people are registered and if the count is low you are welcome to spend another 2 hours listening to me ;^0
You can find the invitations in the next three posts. One for each session.
Here is the demo outline before the Q&A:
Topics of Demo
(Trace provided… Mark approved )
- Brief Summary of topics of discussion
- Look and Feel
- Wear and tear
- Charge time and usage
- Day in the life
- My TextBlade Accessories
- My custom board
- Brief discussion of WayTools accessory for lap use (no visual representation of device)
- Swiftpoint GT
- Laptop usage
- Basic TextBlade Functions
- Turning on/off
- Kinetic WayTools turn on
- Key Combo turn off
- Battery level
- Forced reset of various modules (left/right shift)
- Bluetooth slots
- My setup
- Typing on TextBlade
- TextBlade Layers
- Number Lock (discuss not demo)
- Edit Lock (discuss not demo)
- TextBlade Setup
- TextBlade App
- Cloud storage of configuration
- Firmware OTA Updates
- TextBlade App
- Interactions with WayTools
- Super positive with generally quick response tim
- Initial assembly not reading BT slot changes
- Left-right shift until blink and then change slots
- Keyboard stops working as normal
- Left-right shift until blink fixes most
- Disassembly/Reassembly fixes rest
- Blue tooth interference
- Added noise cancellation ferrite rings
- Sticky Keys
- Squeeze to snap into place
- Take apart keycap and clean off debris
- Interactions with WayTools
Description on Webinar:
My name is Trace Rogers, and during this 2-hour session, I will demo all aspects of a WayTools TextBlade and have a Q&A in which any participant can ask any pertinent question.
With full permission from WayTools, I will show and demo my TREG TextBlade and its accompanying software. I have been using a TextBlade on a daily basis since being accepted as a WayTools TREG participant in September 2016. I pre-purchased my first, yet to be received, TextBlade on January 13, 2015, at 14:20.
This is the 1st of 3 live zoom sessions covering the same material. The intention is to create a single composite youtube published video of the three sessions including all unique Q&A and the best of each of the demos within the 3 sessions.
For additional information on TextBlade or WayTools please go to http://waytools.com.