The following is my go-live checklist for a Twitch stream. I'm adding this in version control and publishing it for others to adapt.
As the stream needs change, equipment changes, automation is created, I will update this to represent my actual workflow, in the interest of transparency and sharing.
Some exceptions exist that I will not document, however. No one needs to know when I use the restroom or grab a beer or something. Adapt this to fit your needs.
Timing for this is usually 2 to 4 hours before the go-live. This allows me to pay attention, and make sure I get the word out early enough. It also allows me to keep enough time open for work-related commitments.
- Set the Go-Live notification
- Set the stream title
- Set the stream category
- Update the stream tags
- Update the !project command
- Tweet advanced notice of stream topic, times, link
- Type up draft of stream notes
- Push to Develop, verify deployment
- Check obs
- Check streamdeck
- Check each camera
- Open spotify, select getting started playlist
- Check mic and spotify output
- Check for DOX items on desk and in view
- Click go-live button, change to scenes view
- Start spotify
- Get tmux stream session up, open stream notes md file
- Get any browsers ready to un-minimize on off-screen monitor
- Check stream health in dashboard
- Close any sound-making browser windows