In addition to delivering workshop content, 3 instructors had roles in workshop delivery: the technical leader, the broadcast leader, and the triage leader. These individuals formed the control room team. The technical leader was primarily responsible for running OBS Studio, and, thereby, controlling the livestream. The broadcast leader served as the master of ceremonies for the event, providing opening and closing remarks each day, reiterating the schedule, and serving as a consistent voice throughout the workshop. The triage leader was primarily responsible for monitoring Slack. This involved directing incoming questions for instructors to handle right away or to queues to be addressed during open Q&A sessions.

Due to the pandemic, the instructors were not generally colocated. Only the technical leader and the triage leader were colocated, both working on campus at Northern Arizona University, enabling the livestream to be broadcast over the university’s internet connection. These 2 instructors both received negative COVID-19 tests within the 48 hours preceding the workshop and worked in separate offices with windows opened in the same office suite to ensure appropriate social distancing. We chose to have 2 instructors working together even though, technically, only one was needed to manage OBS Studio, in case backup was needed. These instructors did get together for about 10 minutes in the same office, with the window and door opened, so the triage leader could be trained on OBS Studio. Masks were worn during this interaction, and social distancing was maintained.

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