How the Double Encore team used Glassboard at WWDC
At one point at WWDC I hung out with Nick Arnott and Jay Graves from Double Encore. It was great to hear that their team has been using Glassboard, and so I asked Nick if he could write up their shared experience. Enjoy!
Many of us at Double Encore have made occasional use of Glassboard for various purposes since it initially came out, but WWDC presented the perfect opportunity to get everybody on board. A couple weeks prior to WWDC, we had every employee that would be attending the conference join our DE WWDC 2012 board. It immediately showed its usefulness as we started using it to discuss things like dinner plans or coordinating adventures for the Sunday before.
While this was handy and nice to have, the app really started to shine once the conference started. We could have the team spread across two floors and six rooms, and still keep in touch. We were all doing our own thing, but we were still at the conference as a team and could still share what we were learning and photos and all of our excitement with one another.
After the sessions you could just look at Glassboard to see what people were up to next. Or throw out helpful reminders like “don’t forget your Push IO wrist band for the party” (which I would have if not for that reminder). Jay even decided to start letting everybody know when he was back at the hotel safely each night, usually around 2 or 3am… which prompted several of us to find the Quiet Hours for Notifications setting.
A week in San Francisco for WWDC is full of varying and different opportunities for everybody to experience their own conference, and Glassboard allowed us to do that as a team. For us, Glassboard added a great deal of value to the whole experience and I think it opened our eyes up a bit to other ways that we may want to try utilizing it with the team.
Posted by Jenny Blumberg
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