PodCamp Cleveland this May 1st!

Can’t wait for PodCamp Ohio this June 19th? Then check out PodCamp Cleveland 2010 coming next Saturday, May 1st, 2010!

PodCamp Cleveland is located at the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center in Brecksville, OH (Between Cleveland and Akron, take the I-77 Wallings Rd. Exit.

PodCamp Cleveland still has session times available so if you would like to host a session, click here.

To learn more about PodCamp Cleveland, please visit

Online Kickoff Party Wrapup

Looking for something to listen to on your way to the Podcamp Ohio event? Why not download The Online Podcamp Ohio Kickoff Party which took place on The Doctor Anonymous Show on June 18, 2009.

Thanks so much to Angelo, Merry, Daniel, Jeremy, Rocky, Jamie, and Brother Wolf for calling into the show (I hope I didn’t miss anyone). We had a great time talking about the schedule and about the event.

I do have to tell you that I started the show a little late and I had to put some bumper music at the beginning. So, feel free to fast forward to about minute 13 to listen to the show. But, after that, it’s almost 2 hours of quality entertainment about Podcamp! Hope to see you at Podcamp this weekend!

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.

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!

WordCamp Columbus Unconference This Weekend!

Wordcamp ColumbusThe first annual WordCamp Columbus is scheduled for this weekend! If you’re a WordPress user or interested in using WordPress for blogging, podcasting or for even as a general content management system (CMS), WordCamp Columbus is the unconfernece for you. Similar to PodCamp, WordCamps offer multiple tracks throughout the day.

To learn more and register for WordCamp Columbus, please visit the official web site,

Meeting Update Tonight

Tonight on The Doctor Anonymous Show, we’ll be giving an update on what’s been happening on Podcamp Ohio 2 which is only 52 days from now – Can you believe it?

In looking at the website here and listening to Angelo’s weekly meetings on Talkshoe, it looks like everything is going well. There are already a lot of people registered and signing up to present sessions has been going well.

So, check us out tonight, Thursday, April 30th, 2009 at 9pm Eastern Time on BlogTalkRadio to get the latest information. Hope to see you tonight!

Update: The archived podcast is below. Thanks again to Angelo for being on the first half of the show. In case you’re interested, the majority of the 2nd half of the show we talked about the swine flu epidemic.

Ignite Columbus Ignites PodCamp Ohio

It’s official! The night before PodCamp Ohio we will be hosting Ignite Columbus. We’re thinking of calling it Ignite Columbus presents: Ignite Ohio or some other such fun thing. The PodCamp Ohio organizing crew has been working to try to bring extra value and fun to your PodCamp experience. This special Ignite will be from 6 to 8pm on Friday June 19th, in the same space as PodCamp Ohio.

Register for Ignite Columbus 3

We contacted the Ignite Columbus organizers and invited them to use our space for their next event and they have accepted. This event is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend. All PodCamp Ohio attendees are welcome to join in the fun of Ignite.

Don’t know what Ignite is? Ignite is an evening of 5 minute presentations that cover a range of topics people are passionate about. Presenters use a deck of 20 slides that advance every 15 seconds. Many who attended Ignite events come away with new information, new friends and maybe even the spark of a new idea.

Here is my favorite presentation from the most recent Ignite Columbus Event:

We are thrilled to be working with Dan Rockwell, Alvin Borromeo and the rest of the Ignite Columbus crew to bring you this fun evening of entertainment. Between Ignite and PodCamp Ohio, the weekend is sure to leave you with a lot of information and fresh ideas for enhancing your own new media and social media experience.

If you would like to present at the Ignite event, please watch their website for details on how to sign up. All presentations will need to use the Ignite template so it is important that you register to present and receive instructions. We will be posting more details here as they develop.

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at this event and the next day at PodCamp Ohio.

Posted by: Mary Wehrle

Online Meetup Thursday

On Thursday night, March 26th, 2009 at 9pm ET, join me live on The Doctor Anonymous Show. I’ll be joined by our friend Brandice and we’ll be doing something unique.

I’m thinking about doing a session at Podcamp Ohio this year, and you can help me plan what I’m going to present. The only idea I have is that it’s going to be about medicine and new media. (Also check out the video post above. Don’t forget to join our Facebook group!)

If you’ve never experienced my show before, you’re in for a treat! There is a live, interactive chat room. You can also call into the show to say hello. And, there is a live webcam to see my shining face. Hope you’re able to join us for the online meetups tonight and/or tomorrow!

Digital Media in a Social World Conference This Thursday and Friday at OSU

The Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing at The Ohio State University is hosting the Digital Media in a Social World Conference this Thursday and Friday! The free conference covers instructional and administrative technologies, social media and other new technology as it applies to our social world.

More details, including a PDF of the presentations and are available here.

PodCamp Ohio at New Media Cincinnati Meetup this February

The February PodCamp Ohio Meetup will be at the New Media Cincinnati Meetup this Valentines Day. The meetup will be on Saturday, February 14, 2009 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at The Pub Rookwood Mews.

We will discuss session topics that attendees would like to see at the event. If possible, we will launch the attendee registration and the session application during the meetup.

Location Details: The Pub Rookwood Mews, 2692 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45208 Phone: 513-841-BRIT

To register to attend and for more details, go to