PodCamp Ohio Online Kick Off Party Tonight!

The online kick off party for PodCamp Ohio is tonight on the Dr. Anonymous show. Please feel free to join us in the chat or on the call. If you are a presenter for PodCamp, call in and give a plug for the session you’re a leading. Also call in or join the chat if you just want to connect before coming to PodCamp Ohio.

The Dr. Anonymous Show starts at 9:00 PM tonight on Blog Talk Radio. You can join tonight’s shoe here. By the way, it is Dr. Anonymous’ 3rd year blogging anniversary as well, so we have plenty to celebrate. Come by and congratulate him!

Don’t forget the Ignite Columbus event on Friday night as well. This is going to be a great weekend.

Avitae Energy Water Sponsors PodCamp Ohio!

PodCamp Ohio is pround to announce ávitae Energy Water as a Gold sponsor.

ávitae is made of purified water and natural caffeine derived from coffee beans. It contains no calleries, no colors, no flavors and only contains ingredients found in nature. ávitae gives you the hydration you need without anything you don’t.

ávitae is providing enough of their product for everyone attending PodCamp Ohio! If ávitae may also have a sampling booth setup during lunch depending on legistics.

For more information about ávitae, please go to www.avitae45.com.

Chris Brogan speaking about PodCamp

Ever wonder how PodCamp got started? I had an opportunity to interview Chris Brogan recently when he was in town to speak at the Ohio Growth Summit. He, along with Christopher Penn started PodCamp. Chris is a delightful person to talk to. If you ever get the chance to meet him, go introduce yourself, you’ll be glad you did.

We are well over 250 people registered for PodCamp Ohio! This is awesome! A few things we need.

I am still accepting volunteers to assist for a few hours either the night before beginning at 5pm at the site to help set up and stuff swag bags. Feel free to show up early for Ignite Columbus to help out. We still need volunteers the day of PodCamp as well. If you have recording equipment, feel free to bring it and record or Ustream the sessions you are planning to attend for those who can’t be with us. We can also use volunteers to help set up and clean up for lunch and clean up after the event as well. People who come to PodCamp are pretty considerate and for the most part, clean up after themselves so it will just be a matter of putting things back where they belong. If you can help out with any of these tasks, feel free to email me (mary [at] podcampohio [dot] com) to let me know. I will also need to know your shirt size.

If you need directions, there is a previous post with the details for how to get to the site.These are the same directions for Ignite. If you are coming to Ignite, please register to attend on their site so they can plan for you. Iginite will be providing free food and drinks so registering will help them plan for you.

The official Twitter hashtag for PodCamp Ohio is #pco09 (PCO + zero nine). If you are twittering at PodCamp, please use this tag. If you don’t know what a twitter hashtag is, I will be explaining that and more in my Twitter for Beginners session. That’s all for now. See you at PodCamp!

Jamie Grove Sponsors PodCamp Ohio

Jamie Grove sponsors PodCamp Ohio 2009! Thank you very much for your Bronze sponsorship.

Jamie Grove is a long-time eCommerce mechanic, recently turned iPhone developer. He writes about not writing at How Not to Write (www.hownottowrite.com) and is the co-editor of iPhonespaz (www.iphonespaz.com). You can connect with him and download his apps at www.jamiegrove.com.

PodCamp Ohio Podcast Meeting Tonight June 17 – We’re 3 Days Away!

We’re having our last weekly PodCamp Ohio planning podcast tonight, June 17 at 9pm. Everyone is welcome. :)

Note: Time of meeting is 9pm.

We’re less than 3 days away from PodCamp Ohio 2009!The session schedule is now available, plans for Friday night lined up and we have a few more sponsors to announce including Avitae energy water. Also, PodCamp Ohio starts tomorrow on the Doctor Anonymous Podcast PodCamp Ohio on-line Kickoff Party at 9 pm.

Volunteers and session speakers are welcome to call into the meeting tonight. We’re going to post this episode on the site afterward, so feel free to call in and tell us about your session!

There are a number of ways to join the live show:

Call phone number (724) 444-7444 and enter in call ID 80720.

Web interface TalkShoe Live where you can listen and text chat live.

Software application TalkShoe Live Pro where you can use a microphone headset to call-in and text chat live.

Allen Mireles Sponsors PodCamp Ohio

Allen Mireles sponsors PodCamp Ohio 2009! Thank you very much for your Bronze sponsorship.

Allen Mireles is the principal of Allen Mireles Marketing PR, full service social media marketing/ public relations consultancy specializing in helping companies and organizations use social media and public relations to connect, share and grow.

Online Kickoff Party

Are you like me and can’t wait for Podcamp Ohio to begin? Why not start networking even before you get on site? What am I talking about? Like last year, the “unofficial” online kickoff party for Podcamp Ohio will be on The Doctor Anonymous Show – two days before Podcamp.

I invite you to join me for my live podcast which will be Thursday, June 18th, 2009 at 9pm Eastern Time on BlogTalkRadio. Not only is there a chat room and a live webcam to see me, you can also call into the show at 646-716-9514. Or, there’s even a VoIP feature to join the show so that you don’t have to use a 10 digit number.

Feel free to call in to promote the session you’re presenting, your links on twitter/facebook/etc, or just call in to say how excited you are to attend Podcamp. Is this your first Podcamp? I’d like to hear from you as well. Also check out my video post above. Hope to see you for the show Thursday night and also at Podcamp on Saturday!

The iPhone App Show Sponsors PodCamp Ohio

The iPhone App Show sponsors PodCamp Ohio 2009! Thank you very much for your Bronze sponsorship.

The iPhone App Show is a podcast from Michigan covering iPhone Applications with product news and reviews. The iPhone App Show will be recording a live show during PodCamp Ohio! If you’re an iPhone user or want to know more about iPhone and its applications, please check out the iPhone App Show!

Detailed Driving Directions to OSU for PodCamp Ohio and Ignite Columbus

Due to summer construction, we’ve created the following driving directions for getting to both PodCamp Ohio and Ignite Columbus.

Approaching from Ohio Route 315 (recommended)

Take the Lane Avenue exit and go East (right turn if coming from the South, left turn if coming from the North). Continue on Lane Avenue about 1.2 miles. Turn right onto High Street. Approximately 0.5 mile on High Street you should come to the Ohio Union parking garage on your right.

Approaching from Interstate 71

Take the 11th Avenue exit and go West (left turn if coming from the South, right turn if coming from the North). 11th Avenue will become a one way street about 0.6 mile, you will briefly turn right onto Grant Avenue then promptly turn left onto Chittenden Avenue. Continue on Chittenden Avenue approximtely 0.6 mile until you come to High Street. Turn right onto High Street. The Ohio Union Parking Garage will be about 0.3 mile on your left.

The Ohio State University Union Garage is the closest parking garage to Mendenhall Laboratory, where PodCamp Ohio and Ignite Columbus will be taking place. Parking is $3 per exit.

If you are looking for accommodations or other travel information, please visit the Travel Info page.

Screen shot of campus with both the parking garage and Mendenhall Labratory marked. Note sidewalk path to building marked with dashed line.

Map of Campus

Be A PodCamp Hero

Want to be a PodCamp hero? Volunteer! We are getting down to the final days before PodCamp Ohio 2 and it’s time to get a commitment from people who wish to help make this year’s PodCamp as good as, if not better than, last years event.

We are in need of volunteers who are willing to help with the following duties:

1. Meet the night before at the site to help set up and assemble swag bags. ( Stay for the Ignite event too)

2. Help in the morning with check-in and registration. I need one person willing to be the lead contact for registration volunteers.

3. Help set up and take down lunch. Lunch will be catered so this is mostly just putting up and taking down tables. I will need one lead person for this as well.

4. A few volunteers to give us some time by checking in at the begining of a session with the session leader to ensure they have what they need. This is easy enough to do by just volunteering to be the contact in a session that you would be attending anyway.

We will need to know if you are willing to be a volunteer for PodCamp Ohio by this Friday, if you would care to receive a staff t-shirt.

You can contact me at mary@podcampohio.com if you want to volunteer. Please include your desired t-shirt size and which task(s) you are willing to help with. You can also DM me on twitter: @merrycricket. Thanks everyone!

I can’t wait to meet all of you at PodCamp!