Last week, I was in the craziest videoconference call with a partner.

I love technology, multiculturalism, and (some aspects of) globalization. But try to imagine this business conference call.

Participants:

  • Indian executive in Canada
  • Russian engineer in the USA
  • Spanish engineer in Spain
  • Me in the UK

Operating Systems:

  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Apple OSX

Software tried:

  • WebEx
  • Skype
  • WebRTC
  • Zoom

Additional challenges:

  • Audio quality
  • Failing equipment (headphones, microphone…)
  • Time zone confusion
  • Accents

But, after a few minutes of fumbling and trying, we finally were able to make the videoconference happen. ๐Ÿ˜…