PodCamp 2008 Meeting 12 – Sessions on our Minds

Written by angelo on February 23, 2008 – 12:26 pm -

In this episode we talk about pre/post event planning, promos, registration and session planning.

Dave is going to look at the possibility of getting podsafe entertainment for the night before PodCamp. Dave and Matt are working on creating promos.

We go over the registration page that Joe designed, it is very close to going on-line. We also discussed the Attendee Directory page that will be going live when registration goes live. We’re going to twitter the users who register with the option selected to be included in the Attendee Directory. The twitter message will start with @twitter_name + description twitter style from registration. If you’re following PodCampOhio on Twitter, you’ll know who to follow who’s going to be attending PodCamp Ohio!

We talked about planning sessions. We discussed the idea of reviewing the proposed sessions with a committee or accepting sessions in the order they are received. We decided to stick with accepting session in the order they are received. While brainstorming we took Scott’s idea of having lightning sessions with the idea that the lightning session would be on a specific topic such as Web Site Tools.

We discussed revising the web site, we’ve removed the ‘The Podcasters’ section of the blog roll and created two pages, one for Organizers and Volunteers and another for PodCamp Ohio Fans.

Next Meeting
Next Talkshoe meeting is Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 8 pm.

Talkshoe link: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/80720
Phone number: (724) 444-7444
Talkcast id: 80720

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Session Idea – Lightning Sessions on Specific Topics

Written by angelo on February 22, 2008 – 9:43 am -

I have to say, last nights meeting was awesome! A lot of new ideas came about during the meeting. One in particular is a mash-up of Scott’s idea of having lighting sessions with the idea that the lightning sessions would be focused on a particular topic.

Here are my initial thoughts. The topics for these lightning sessions will need to attract multiple speakers, a topic that many podcasters and bloggers feel comfortable contributing to the conversation. Topics that come to mind are Web Site Tools (speakers talk for 5 minutes on tools they recommend for their blog/podcast web site) or Hardware Recommendations (speakers talk for 5 minutes on hardware they recommend, briefly how to use, etc…). What other session ideas are there that many podcasters would want to speak about?

Speaking for myself, I don’t plan on speaking at a full 1 hour session, but I would feel conformable speaking for 5 minutes on something specific such as WordPress plugins useful for WordPress web sites.

To see if this would work, please comment on this post with your ideas or thoughts if you would like to be a lightning speaker and/or what topics you would like in a lighting session. If there is enough interest, then we may give it a try with 1-2 sessions.

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