This whole month we have been working on crafting a 2-hour event called Better Futures: The Future of the Space. This was the first of probably many events that LiftPort will be doing.
The main topic was discussing the priorities and budget regarding to space development using the US navy analogy of “blue water vs brown water” (of course, applied to space).
Even considering the few resources we had, I think it went well. I was responsible for the technical side of the event. It wasn’t very hard but I had to learn a lot of things I didn’t know before. Small things like crafting google forms, creating newsletter lists, streaming Zoom to YouTube, recording meetings, managing the internal system for the participants, moderating the comments on YouTube Live, and understand the overall technology in the background of the event.
I also had to work a lot on the website. I crafted the events tab and everything under it. Additionally, I updated a lot of the content in the site, but I think we still need to work on it.
I did commit some mistakes due to inexperience, such as starting the Live 4 min before the actual event (which doesn’t look good at all when people who couldn’t attend try to view our captured video), or not pinning the profile of the speaker on time. But other than that, I would consider it a successful piece of work. The speakers were amazing, timing was okay, participation and comments were insightful. Not bad!
It was a little stressing (especially on Michael side) but after everything happened, it was very satisfying and cheerful hearing that people liked it and want more of this in the future.