In the spirit of Podcamp, Cynthia Closkey of BigBigDesign.com decided to fill in the empty Hub with an impromptu session!
PCPGH5 Video: “Friend Me? No, Friend You! – Creating Real Relationships with the Internet” Justin Burdett
Friend Me? No, Friend You! – Creating Real Relationships with the Internet
Thanks to the Internet and social media, we can reach audiences like never before. While social media can be a boon to people and businesses alike, many struggle to create true, meet-for-drinks-after-work friendships, partnerships and fans. We’ll talk about how you can reach a more meaningful audience, why your follower count or number of RSS subscribers matters a lot less than the quality of your readership and why sweating the small stuff about this kinda stuff matters.
Justin Burdett has been living on the Internet for as long as he can remember. When not thinking about or working with technology, he can probably be seen playing Ultimate Frisbee in the greater Pittsburgh region. He’s available for hire. You can learn more about his goings at the official Justin Burdett website at justinburdett.com or by following his snark on Twitter at @jburdeezy.
Blogging 201: Finding Fodder 52 Weeks a Year
It’s easy to start a personal blog. Those first few weeks can be exhilarating as you tell the world all those stories you’ve been saving, share your genius with the entire internet, and reveal all those dark secrets that have been trying to bust out of your closet. But the novelty can wear off, and then what? It can be hard to continuously find topics worthy of a blog post. This session will discuss some tactics that can be used to find fodder in every day life and, perhaps, rejuvenate your enthusiasm for blogging.
Michelle is a New York-born Pittsburgher who grew up in North Dakota and has discovered that she is really quite terrible at remembering much of anything beyond the names of those states. As a result, she blogs at burghbaby.com where she documents life with a preschooler, a husband, a menagerie of animals. Amidst the chaos of working full-time and maintaining some sort of order at home, she manages to find time for a little photography and a whole lot of social media.
Thanks to our friends at Vivo, we have the first of our sessions packaged up and ready for you to view!
We’ve had a couple days to decompress after PodCamp Pittsburgh 5. But, I must admit that the thought of PodCamp Pittsburgh 6 is already kicking around in the back of my head. I know that the same stands true for a few other people, as I have continued to watch the Twitter feed for the past few days. With that in mind, if you would like to be involved in planning PodCamp Pittsburgh 6, please let us know. You can e-mail Missy to be included on the mailing list, and keep an eye out for future updates.
If you attended PodCamp Pittsburgh 5, we’d love to hear your opinions about the event. We’d also like your input to help shape the future of PodCamp Pittsburgh.
These questions are very broad and open-ended so that you can get as detailed as you’d like.
There is no time limit on this survey- we will continue to analyze the results as often as they come in.
Only the organizers of PodCamp Pittsburgh 5 will see this information, it will not be made public and your information (if provided) will not be shared.
Thank you in advance for your comments. YOU are the reason we do this and we want to make sure we do everything we can to continue the conversation throughout the year, not just for a weekend in the fall
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Podcamp Pittsburgh 5 is in the books. The conversations, the stories, the new contacts and connections. You’re decompressed and processing all of the information from the weekend.
But now what?
One of the lines I’ve heard since Podcamp Pittsburgh 1 is to find ways to “continue the conversation”. Here’s some ways to do that, and what we’re doing to help.
It has pictures going back to Podcamp Pittsburgh 1, and it’s open to the public! If you were taking pictures of all of the antics and sessions, we invite you to join us in the group and contribute your pics!
Thanks, again, to our friends at Vivo Live, Podcamp Pittsburgh was broadcast to hundreds of live viewers all weekend. As some have said, “It’s like a whole other Podcamp watching this one”. But it was recorded as well. Over the coming weeks, we will be sifting through all of that footage and editing down all of the sessions to be posted on Blip.tv, iTunes(audio and video), and Youtube!
If you talked to a lot of people, you probably have a stack of business cards and new Twitter followers! Make sure to touch base and follow up on anything you talked about and continue the conversation!
Talk about it!
Already, there are plenty of blog posts about attendees’ experiences at Podcamp! Let everyone know what you’re thought, and be honest! We’re always looking at ways to improve our event, and read as many of these posts and comments as we can! If you’re not a blogger, take on your media of choice? Tell us on your Podcast or on YouTube. Whatever fits! And pass it along to us!
Thank you to everyone who participated, in person or digitally, in this year’s Podcamp Pittsburgh, and we’ll see you all next year!
How are you continuing the conversation?
Click more to see a list of the YouTube videos Bill Peduto used in the keynote session.
Our Meet n’ Greet is tonight as Alphalab! For those of you that will miss out on the great times, free food and drinks (not that we’re trying to make you feel bad or anything) we’ve set up a live stream of the event. You’ll be able to see the happenings below once we get setup, and if all goes to plan, we’ll have a Twitterfall of the #pcpgh5 hashtag projected up for everyone to see as well.
Check out the Schedule for a few new session additions on Sunday in Room F! PodCamp Pittsburgh 5 is pleased to welcome the new sessions to the schedule!
Room F is on the 7th floor and is fully equipped with a projector and very comfy chairs. It is completely open on Saturday for attendees to host impromptu sessions following the unconference model. We’ll provide more information about how you can host a session in this room during our opening remarks on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
We’ll see you tonight at the Meet N’ Greet!