Hi everyone! 👋🏽
Welcome to the Zoom Community! I’m Bri, and I’m one of the community moderators here at Zoom. We’re SUPER excited to have you here in this collaborative space! We would love to get to know our community members. Please reply below to introduce yourself! 👇🏽
I’ll go first 😎 💙
Location: Memphis, TN 🐻
Favorite things to do: Writing, watching sports & going on late-night Taco Bell runs 🌮
How long I’ve been using Zoom? Two years! 🚀🚀
What’s your go-to virtual background? I love anything that showcases nice home decor and a view 🏙
What's the most unique Zoom event you've attended in the last year? A 10-year-old’s surprise birthday party 🎂
Let’s give our Zoom Community members a warm welcome!!! 👏🏽👏🏽
As a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already done so please review our Community Guidelines.
p.s. My fascination with video conferencing goes way back. My first video call was in 1997 between Dublin, Ireland and Ottawa, Canada. In those days, the bandwidth charges alone cost about $35 a minute (if memory serves) for a 1:1 call and the quality wasn't even close to what Zoom provides today. How far we've come!
Hi! I'm Bev from Massachusetts (I work in RI). I am the Corporate Training Manager for RI REALTORS® (the state Association of REALTORS®). I've been using Zoom for a little over two years and I'm usually using a background that includes my association's logo and mission statement. When I'm not, I like using a picture of my favorite lake in Maine during the winter. I really enjoy snowmobiling and other winter sports, going to the beach and public speaking. Happy to be here. I haven't been to very many unique Zoom meetings but some pretty creative Zoom events and some average couples cocktail nights.
Location: Highland Beach Florida
Favorite things to do: Scuba Diving and bowling and cooking with my wife
How long I’ve been using Zoom? Three years!
What’s your go-to virtual background? A pix of my wife and myself when we were first going together. We are now married 55 years.
What's the most unique Zoom event you've attended in the last year? Last years anniversary we hosted a renewal of our vows with two Rabbis and a singer from Israel. We had 96 windows open. It was a memory.
Need Help- I am a Court Appointed Guardian Ad Litem for a family of four children aged 4, 5, 8 and 9 who were taken from their home and parents rights terminated. We could not get four adopted with same family so two older are in Indiana with a family friend and two younger back here in Florida. I will be doing zooms with the four kids and two adopting moms to keep the siblings in contact. Looking for ideas/games to do with kids so it is more of a fun time together. ANY IDEAS???
note- GAL stands for Guardian Ad Litem (for those in other states it may be called CASA)
I second Zoom apps. Kahoot is a fun game to play and there is Head Up and others as well. We've also done scavenger hunts through Zoom. We did a virtual banquet for our youth football and cheer program and the kids had fun running around their houses, finding items and bringing them back to show on camera. We gave them a time limit for each item so they had to hurry. If the kids like to draw, you can use the whiteboard feature so they can draw and create something together. The whiteboard can be saved afterwards so every can keep it. I hope things work out well for the kids. It's sad they have to be separated. Good luck!
My name is Cindy.
Location: Winterville, NC (outside of Greenville ... ECU Pirate Nation) although I work remotely for North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC
Favorite things to do: Dabble in the stock market, watch great mysteries, travel, photography, and most of all, hangout with the LOML and our fur babies.
How long I’ve been using Zoom? 2 years
What’s your go-to virtual background? NC A&T official virtual background when working; my own photography when not (okay, sometimes for work also).
What's the most unique Zoom event you've attended in the last year? A visit with the grands during the pandemic.
Hi I am Prashan,
Location: Sri Lanka
Favorite things to do: Reading, talking about new features in zoom with my best friend, playing cricket, do new things.
How long I’ve been using Zoom? one & half years!
What’s your go-to virtual background? Study Room.
What's the most unique Zoom event you've attended in the last year? School Graduation Day
Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm Karen and live in Oregon and host zoom regularly as a citizen volunteer for keeping people active politically -- getting them to call Members of Congress and getting citizens active about their concerns and hopes for the country.
Now I'll try to state my discussion question and hopefully get answered.
Hey Everyone! My name is Scott. I'm a language instructor (Spanish) and Coordinator, Online Learning & Innovation at a State College.
Location: Pensacola, FL
Favorite things to do: Discover new-to-me tech, eat, travel, and enjoy the beach.
How long I’ve been using Zoom? 3 years!
What’s your go-to virtual background? I really like to use video backgrounds and custom backgrounds from PosterMyWall
What's the most unique Zoom event you've attended in the last year? Zoomtopia
My name is Chris Menard.
Location: Atlanta, GA
Favorite things to do: Spend time with my wife, two sons, and our dog. I also enjoy creating meaningful YouTube videos.
How long I’ve been using Zoom? Since 2015 and possibly before.
What’s your go-to virtual background? I use various office settings I created.
Zoom playlist Zoom playlist - over 65 videos
My name is Rodger, but for this community I will go by CoachRodger.
Location: Stockton, CA
Favorite things to do: Traveling, Driving, Road Biking, Unicycling and running my business
How long I’ve been using Zoom? March 2020 at the start of the pandemic
What’s your go-to virtual background? My fitness studio
What's the most unique Zoom event you've attended in the last year? Using Zoom for teaching my classes and providing personal training services