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The problem that I’m trying to solve is very similar to the thoughts around speed dating. Basically, I want participants to be able to meet each other 1:1 for a few minutes during our large group session.
In order to do this, I divide the group into 2 groups. The “stay-put” group, and the “rotating” group. The “stay-put” members each get assigned an individual room, say, Breakout Room A, B, C, D, etc. For simplicity, let’s refer to the “rotating” group members by number 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. So the initial pairings look like, A1, B2, C3, D4, etc. Then, after a period of time, the “rotating” group members move to a new breakout room and we have: A4, B1, C2, D3. Time passes, we rotate again, A3, B4, C1, D2, and then the final rotation, A2, B3, C4, D1.
The problem is that this is very manually intensive to do, especially at scale. The members of the session are not known beforehand, so, performing this beforehand is not possible. I suppose it would be possible to create a CSV once all the attendees are present, and then create CSV1, CSV2, CSV3, CSV4, etc, but that’s not great either.
I thought an API for Breakouts would be the best way to deal with this problem, but I’m open to any solutions!
Thanks for the great product. We love using it!