Behind the Scenes at MozCon Virtual

Posted by Dr-Pete

Re-imagining MozCon hasn’t been easy. I won’t lie — I’ll miss check so many of you in person, and, yes, I’ll miss the magical of the large-scale place. We’re working hard to make this year special, including leveling up our talkers for their remote hearings. I recently shared my own set-up on Twitter 😛 TAGEND

This stirred up quite a bit of interest in our set-up and equipment list, so thanks to Cheryl on our phenomena unit for filling in the blanks for me, and thanks to our amazing A/ V partners at Seamless Events for the assistance this all have worked together. Likewise, many thanks to our orators who gave me permission to share their photos and let you in on some of the wizard behind in front of the curtain.

MozCon Virtual gear inventory

Before we get to the fun constituent( or maybe this is the fun part for you ), here’s the standard equipment list our A/ V team used for MozCon Virtual( some orator set-ups may differ ):

Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam( more info) Neewer Backdrop Support System( more info) Neewer Gray Photography Backdrop( more info) UBeesize 8-inch Selfie Ring Light w/ Tripod Stand( more info) Z ZAFFIRO USB Lavalier Lapel Clip Microphone( more info) Vilcome 4-in-1 USB C Hub Adapter( more info)

Note that some of the simulations/ sizes is in relation to in[ more info] may not be exact accords to our paraphernalium. While Moz doesn’t endorse any of these specific commodities, I’ve personally been pleasantly caught at how inexpensive and accessible nice A/ V equipment has become, and quarantine is compiling the ethic hypothesi even stronger.

The presenter remote on my desk is not one of the equipment, but is my own Logitech R400( more info ). I’ve had this one for roughly six years, and choose I’d bought my own remote sooner. I use it even when I’m presenting at my table or practicing on a plane( that may say more about me than about Logitech, admittedly ). The LEGOs and half-finished LaCroix were not included in the speaker kit, although LEGOs factor heavily into my MozCon presentation.

Sneak-peeks with our loudspeakers

Just for recreation, here’s a sneak-peek at a few cases of our orators and their set-ups.

Dana DiTomaso( @danaditomaso)

I was going to make all of the photos 16:9 like the one above, but Dana broke that by having this amazing skylight in her loft, so all of the speakers are getting large-scale photos now.

Dana’s MozCon Virtual session: “Red Flags: Use a discovery process to go from red flag to green lights”

Izzi Smith( @izzionfire)

If I hadn’t resorted to full-sized photos for Dana, I would’ve done it for Izzi’s wall art.

Izzi’s MozCon Virtual Session: “How to Be Ahead of the( CTR) Curve”

Shannon McGuirk( @ShannonMcGuirk_)

Shannon braved a trek to the office just for MozCon and triumphs the honor for ogling more professional than the rest of us. I emptied my home office. That weighs for something, right?

Shannon’s MozCon Virtual Session: “Great Possibility: The Truth About Digital PR Campaigns”

Ross Simmonds( @TheCoolestCool)

Ross has clearly got chair recreation. My $79 knock-off Aeron from Costco is looking pretty sad…

Ross’s MozCon Virtual Session: “Designing a Content Engine: Starting from Ideation to Creation to Distribution”

Robin Lord( @robinlord8)

Robin started for the rare standing set-up. Robin has also delegated his imitation of “Pandemic” to being a monitor stand, as it’s far extremely chilling to play right now.

Robin’s MozCon Virtual Session: “Whatever You Do, Put Billboards in Seattle- Getting Brand Awareness Data from Google”

Rob Ousbey( @RobOusbey)

I’m not sure if Rob is expertly offsetting his space illuminate with two echoing lighters or if we just forgot to send him the instruction sheet. He’s my boss, so I’ll assume the former.

Rob’s MozCon Virtual Session: “A Novel Approach to Scraping Websites”

Sarah Bird( @SarahBird)

Last, but certainly not least, our own CEO, Sarah Bird, who apparently gets to have a hammock outside her part, because she’s the boss.

Sarah’s MozCon Virtual Session: “Welcome to MozCon Virtual 2020+ the State of the Industry”

The idea for this post was a little last-minute, and I didn’t want to personally annoy all speakers with photo requests, so a big thanks to all of our loudspeakers for going the extra mile to realise the change to a virtual happen with us and set up all of this equipment. Special thanks to Cheryl and Carly for all of their work draw this plan together.

What’s your dwelling set-up?

Have you leveled up your A/ V set-up and you’re just aching to show it off? Let us be informed about your favorite rig in specific comments, or send us your home-office photos on Twitter( @Moz ).

Join us for MozCon Virtual !

Hope to see you at MozCon Virtual on July 14 -1 5. No need to book a inn or flight, so there’s still time to join us, and the $129 special toll includes all orator videos!

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