Posts Tagged ‘Ignite Columbus’

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!

Ignite Columbus 2 A Big Hit

I attended the second Ignite Columbus Event this week and it was even better than the first.

Photo by Alvin Borromeo

Photo by Alvin Borromeo

The previous event was held at the Columbus Robotics Society which is essentially a garage and had a wonderful covert underground feel. I enjoyed the feel of people coming together to talk about something they were passionate about and to take up the challenge to present on their topic in 5 minutes with slide advancing every 15 seconds. It’s not as easy as it looks.

The second event was held at Lextant in the now renovated Smith Brothers Hardware Building. There were more people attending and even more presenters than the first. The event was such a hit, that the organizers and attendees were talking about Ignite 3 while they were still at this one.

This particular event had a twist to it. We were given a ticket at sign in for a raffle prize. As luck would have it, my number was drawn and there was a string attached. I had to improv a deck of slides that I had never seen before. So I did it and I have to say it was a blast!

Photo by Alvin Borromeo

Photo by Alvin Borromeo

We were fortunate enough to have a professional videographer at this event to record all of the presentations. I will post a link here on this site when I get word that the videos are posted so you can see all of them and get a better sense of what Ignite is all about.

In the mean time, start getting ready for the next Ignite Columbus. The tentative date will be in April. I hope we get to see some more improv as well. After all, why should I be the only one to make a fool of them selves in public?

Many thanks to the organizers and especially Alvin Borromeo (@wyliemac) and Dan Rockwell (@floozyspeak) for their hard work and vision. Make sure you follow them on Twitter to keep up with everything they are doing.

(Photos by Alvin Borromeo)