Startup Lessons from Theodore Roosevelt by UberConference CEO,Craig Walker, at Startup Grind 2013. Read more about the talk and the event on the Startup Grind blog.
UberConference teamed up with Friends of the Urban Forest to plant trees along Treat Street this weekend as a part of a community wide Mission planting. Over eighty volunteers from around the city came together to plant 72 trees in the Mission.
Friends of the Urban Forest helps neighborhoods in SF plant and care for street trees and sidewalk gardens. This “green infrastructure” improves the city by beautifying neighborhoods, cleaning the air, and reducing polluted stormwater runoff. Since 1981, the group has planted more than 48,000 trees, totaling 43% of the city’s street tree canopy.
UberConference has received top honors at two prestigious awards this week. Our team is very grateful for the recognition and quality feedback from our users. We received a Bronze Award in the category of Best Everyday Utility at the User Experience Awards and Silver at the American Business Awards – Telecommunication Company of the Year.
The Stevie American Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards, created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. More than 3,300 entries were submitted to The 2014 American Business Awards and more than 240 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.
The UXies are the premier awards for exceptional experience and inspire all technologists to create elegant, human-centered products that solve real customer problems by showcasing next-generation digital products, honoring and celebrating with the most talented UX innovators and highlighting exceptional UX best practices. Our very own Jerome Tave explains the design theory that went into creating UberConference:
This adds to the growing list of awards our team has been fortunate to receive this year. We are excited for what lies ahead and appreciate the kind recognition. Congratulations to all winners and nominees!
Have you ever been stuck on hold waiting for the organizer of a conference call to join? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do something or communicate with others also waiting on the call to start? Fear not, as ÜberConference makes the waiting more bearable and even productive by our latest feature, ÜberChat.
When viewing a call in ÜberConference, you can see who is going to be in the call and who is waiting before the conference starts. You can click around on user profiles to pass the time or learn more about the people on the call. And now you can send instant messages, like “Hey, when the heck is this call going to start?!?” to others in the call that are viewing the conference online. Its also really helpful once the call starts as well, so now you can share links, paste in a simple agenda, or pose questions to the other people viewing the ÜberConference without interrupting the flow of the call. Currently ÜberChat is only available during the call, but we will soon have a way to view the chat record through the call summary. To access this feature while in anÜberConference, click the chat button along the bottom control panel.
One of the great things about ÜberConference is that you can see who’s on the conference call and who’s talking at any given moment. For instance, the person speaking during your call shows up at the top. Being able to see both who is invited and who has already joined helps kick off the call smoothly by avoiding extra rounds of “Who’s here?” and “Who are we waiting for?” You don’t have to wonder who said what.
We’ve had this unique visual dimension since our launch. Starting today you can also get your own permanent conference URL. When you log into ÜberConference you will see your ÜberConference URL on your dashboard. It will be a number by default, but you can customize it to be your name or whatever you like. This way it’s easier to remember and share.
Just click the “Customize your URL” link and add the text you’d like to have at the end of the link, like uberconference.com/u/myname