Meeting 28 – Another T-shirt Winner!

Written by angelo on June 24, 2008 – 9:22 am -

We have another T-shirt winner, Steve Bostedor (Twitter: @sbostedor). Steve was one of the first 200 registered guests that was randomly chosen from the first 200 registered guests.

During meeting 28, we discussed registration, separate twitter account to send twitter announcements when someone checks in, announced t-shirt winner, discussed the podcamp schedule from Thursday night through Sunday morning, staff t-shirts have been ordered, event guide, session schedule, Brandice’s wedding in Las Vegas, and we answered some questions that some organizers and speakers had that were on the call. We also discussed the New Media Expo, Ham Radios, Digital Television, Internet access during PodCamp Ohio and the need to put together and send event information to registered guests.


If you are speaking at PodCamp, screen projectors are available, but we will need to know ahead of time if you need one so we have it in your room. Please email angelo (angelo [at] podcampohio.com) and let us know if you will need a projector. You must provide your own computer that has a VGA port and 7-15 foot ethernet cable to connect to the Internet.

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WOSU Public Media Collaborates to provide DTV converters to Seniors

Written by mary on May 1, 2008 – 9:17 pm -

WOSU Public Media has teamed up with Lifecare Alliance and Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) to provide converter boxes to low-income seniors in central Ohio. Many seniors live on a fixed income and can’t afford cable TV and rely on local news for information. Lifecare Alliance provides Meals on Wheels to seniors and COAAA provides resources and services to seniors in the central Ohio Community.

You can help provide a converter box for a senior by going to the dtv2009.gov web site and requesting coupons for the converter boxes. When you get to the on-line form, check under TV service that *All or some of the TV’s in my house subscribe to one or more pay services.*
This collaborative has special permission to do the project.
When you receive the coupons (it may take up to two months, so time is of the essence) you can drop them off at WOSU Public Media at 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210.

WOSU will purchase the converter boxes and provide them to Lifecare Alliance and COAAA. Their volunteers will distribute the converters and install them. The volunteers will receive training on how to install the boxes and are best suited to this job because they already have a relationship with the people they serve.

These groups are also asking central Ohio bloggers to blog about it and share it with their readers. Don’t forget to announce your new blog post on Twitter. If you are not yet a blogger, share the link to this post in an email to your friends. Lets get the word out to as many central Ohioans as we can. Thanks!

Mary Wehrle (Merrycricket)

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