You can now start a video call from Skilloverse chat (new feature)

The button to insert a link to a video chat is just below the message editor.

If you would like an easy way to set up a call with a potential client or person for your project (as the case may be), then try out Skilloverse’s video chat.

It works like this:

  1. Click the Insert link to video chat button below the message editor and a link will be appened to your draft message. Send that message when you’ve written a invitation.
  2. When both you and the person you are talking to have clicked the link, you’ll be able to talk with one another directly in your browser.

That’s it!

We hope it helps foster good communication early on in the process of people working out if they are a good fit for one another.

Technical details

We are running an self-hosted instance of Jitsi Meet, open-source software for running video calls within the browser.

Event annoucement: Digitally-Skilled Individuals Meet Clients #2.1

We’ve just posted an event on meetup for people in Berlin who are:

  • Looking to hire a digitally-talented individual (E.g. developer, designer, photographer, writer, videographer, language tutor – anyone using a digital device for part of their work; it’s very broad) OR
  • A digitally-talented individual looking for new clients and projects

The event takes place 6pm 8 Nov 2019 near the centre of Berlin. It costs 7 €. There’s pizza. All the details are on meetup:

Where is Skilloverse up to?

Having fun at Meetups!

I ran an event entitled Digitally-Skilled Individuals meet Clients #1 on Meetup last week. Digitally-Skilled Individuals refers to anyone whose work at least partly involves a digital device and who works for themselves. At the event, there were developers, photographers, designers, marketing consultants, and videographers. It was great to meet everyone who turned up and I am impressed with the range and depth of the skills present at the event.

In the middle of the event, we had a discussion about how we went about meeting clients. It was really good to see how the group was able to help one another with some effective-sounding and sometimes entertaining tips on how to go about finding new clients. This was great, since almost all people attending were looking for clients.

Nothing is perfect and I think there were some areas for improvement. For example, I ordered pizzas that came uncut. We were suddenly severly under-supplied with pizza cutters. I ran to a nearby restaurant who helped us out with some cultery. The arrangement of the room was also problematic, the tables, which were unused throughout the event, sort of pushed us to the side. So there’s a couple of tweaks to make so that the next event is a bit better. 👍