Rationale for open office hours

We held a small giveaway at the end of 2016 in which I gave away some consulting hours in a raffle. I was really surprised by how well received and appreciative everyone was so I’d like to make some form of open office hours a regular thing.

I expected in each session to get right into the bones of some really obscure TouchDesigner problem or some overly complex sensor rig and not have enough time to really help. The sessions ended up being the opposite. I chatted with a few folks about bigger picture stuff, career paths, my background, workflow, and a host of other topics.

It felt productive and a good use of time. I wouldn’t have chosen to write about many of those topics previously and realized people had an interest in them.

I’m greatly inspired by the regular open office hours of Zach Lieberman. I had booked some time in his open office session and it was great – I really enjoyed it. So I’d like to try to make this more of a regular thing that we do as well.

How it works

To make the scheduling of open office hours easy for everyone we’re using an automated scheduling tool, Calendly.

  1. Go to the link at the end of the page
  2. Pick one 30 minute block for yourself
  3. Enter your information
  4. You’ll receive an email from myself or my team with the link you’ll need to join the video call.

I’ve limited blocks to 30 minutes so we can get as many folks as possible. I’ve created 2 different open office blocks, one that caters to Asian time zones and one that caters to North American time zones. European time zones should ideally be able to use either blocks.

Schedule link

Use the link below to schedule a 30 minute time period.


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  • Ruokun CHEN

    Hey Elburz, it was nice to have an exciting talk with you last time! After that talk some of my friends come to me and ask for the possibilities of holding TD education workshop or class in China. Obvious TD is blooming in China and more people realize how powerful it is. If you have time, I would love to talk with you about any education related topics. Thanks for your time and help!


    • elburz


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      Hi Totti, feel free to book a slot using the link in the blog post and we’ll have some time to chat! Thanks

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