, ,

A screen grab from Tuesday's first Google Analytics Academy Hangout.

A screen grab from Tuesday’s first Google Analytics Academy Hangout.

Video streaming is child’s play these days, but apparently not so for Google! The tech giant’s first Google Analytics Academy Hangout was plagued by glitches throughout the session Tuesday afternoon.The debut was hosted by Analytics Evangelist Justin Cutroni and Engineering Director Paul Muret.

Some 2,000 people from all over the world were online to learn from them, but the session did not go the way it was supposed to.

“Something’s not right,” Google acknowledged.

“We’re having trouble contacting our servers. We’re going to keep trying.”

By the time the session resumed, Muret had disappeared and was replaced by an Analytics specialist.

“We never had an outage like this,” an embarrassed Cutroni declared.

He apologized to the audience and promised to post a video of the session. In all, Cutroni said, more than 100,000 people had signed up for the free Analytics course, which went online early this month.