Through a local meetup group, I happened to find out about PodCamp – a group of bloggers, podcasters and other new media enthusiasts who come together in unlikely places to share and exchange their knowledge. I had the extreme fortune of attending the DC event this weekend and was blown away!
It was held at the Art Institute in Rosslyn, VA. Everyone there was SO willing to share their knowledge and expertise! I got a few tips and tricks on how to get a podcast going, met up with a few other folks who were also interested in new media for work and personal interests, and had a great presentation from a clearspring speaker – Justin Thorp, on sharing video/content across platforms (check his blog: Oatmeal Stout – http://drinkingoatmealstout.com/) Gotta love those widgets!
On top of all this, I’ve been inspired (and hopefully have a willing co-“victim”) to bring podcasting to my church – it’s been in the back of my head for awhile and i had planned it with one of the deacons until he retired and moved. Now, I want to get it going again…I think having downloads (and even charging per download) would help connect my church to the young adult community and have a revenue source for the church…
I had a great time – I can’t wait for the next DC event…I’ll def make sure to bring my laptop when I do!