The background: I’ve wanted a way where active members of the Investors Discussions group could get together and talk deeper about TSLA and investments. I’d love to be able to meet physically but I figured the next best thing would be to organize some video chats online so we could get to know each other and learn from each other. The technology: Currently we’re using Google+ Hangouts for video chat. Google+ Hangouts isn’t the ideal solution but it’s the best we’ve got so far. They limit participants to 10 people. We can choose to have the hangout public (anyone can view) or private (only participants are allowed), so for these initial hangouts I’ve chosen to make them private. In order to join, you’ll need an invite to become a participant and not just a viewer. Google+ makes it a bit complicated to send out invites to participants, so when I post details of each hangout I’ll post details on how to get an invite. The short answer is that you’ll need to invite me (or the person hosting the hangout) into one of your circles and then I (or person hosting the format) will invite you into one of my circles (ie., Investors circle) and then I’ll send out an invite to that circle. The format: We’ll try to keep the video hangouts to about an hour. We’ll post rough agendas prior to the hangout as well. So far, I’ve hosted two of these hangouts and they’ve been a ton of fun. I’ve gotten to know people better and learned a lot as well. Inevitably, we might face some problems with the 10 person limit for participants for the hangouts, but we’ll figure it out as we get there. Our 3rd hangout will be tonight (Jan 22) at 7pm PST. Our special guest will be sleepyhead. I’ll post more details on the hangout shortly.