[Tools-discuss] Hums during virtual meetings

Yaron Sheffer <yaronf.ietf@gmail.com> Mon, 06 April 2020 21:27 UTC

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From: Yaron Sheffer <yaronf.ietf@gmail.com>
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When I realized that we cannot take hums at virtual meetings, I spent some time thinking what it would take to simulate the hum “experience” on a simple web application. There’s no chance we could have real audio-based hums. There are applications that allow voting, but a hum is most certainly not a vote! I came up with a set of requirements [1]. 

 

I was lucky enough to find two developers who iterated on an initial solution, and now I believe it’s ready to present to this forum. The application [2] can be used by anybody, with no need for registration. If you care to read the source code, it is available at [3].

 

I would appreciate your feedback on a few questions:

 
Is there value in having hums in virtual meetings, given that it’s so hard for a chair to “read” the audience?
Do the requirements capture something close enough to hums at face-to-face meetings?
How usable/accessible is the application to chairs and to WG meeting participants?
 

Thanks,

            Yaron

 

PS: I know we shouldn’t be using the IETF logo, but it sure feels much more realistic with it!

 

[1] https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-sheffer-hum-app-req/

[2] https://humming.us/

[3] https://github.com/Jonyaa/HUM