Lessons from my first year of live coding on Twitch
Suz Hinton

Hi Suz,

Great article! Nice work on this primer/reflection on live streaming coding to Twitch.tv. As a devoted follower for Quincy Larson, I pay attention to anything he recommends, and this week your blogpost was in his newsletter! I’m glad it was. I loved how you listed some of the many benefits you’ve gotten out of live streaming your work.

Just a couple questions for you:

  1. I know you mentioned that you do get a little overwhelmed socially, but would you be open to being interviewed on a live show, or possibly pre-recording a Skype/Zoom interview about your live streaming experiences? We do a weekly live show about live streaming, and I would love to interview you about your experience as streamer, and particularly a coding streamer. You can checkout our past episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3ztE87ueoE&list=PLSuQiffHlQ8ErjNCGqRri50ECg7eAbzT0

2. Would you be open to trying out or testing other streaming software? Full disclosure: I have a professional interest in your answer to this particular question. You mentioned OBS in your post, which is a great open-source software for live streaming on the Mac and has really come a long way on the mac. That said, I’d be remiss in my duties as the product evangelist for Wirecast (one of the only other mac-compatible streaming softwares) if I didn’t at least ask this question. I suspect you, like many other streamers I talk with, may find there are features you didn’t know you were missing :)

Thanks! Hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.


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