September 26, 2008
I'll be at PodcampAZ 2008
On November 1-2, 2008 I'll be up in sun city, Phoenix, Arizona, for this years podcamp. It will be my first podcamp, I'm finally getting to attend one of these events. I usually don't find out about these until I hear the buzz during, or more typically, after the event. This was what happened in 2007. So right there and then, back in November of 2007 I made sure I bookmarked the site, signed up for updates and registered as soon as registration opened.
Considering I will have to miss motion08, the exceptional motion graphics conference in Alberqurque, NM due to financial considerations, I am pretty excited to attend this event. It may be the only other conference I get to this year, after SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles this summer. DVExpo is coming up in December and I have been at that conference for the past 8-9 years. Last year was not so great so I think I will be giving it a miss this time around.
Which leaves PodcampAZ as one of the highlight's of the autumn for me (along with my wife and son's birthdays and NHL hockey resuming). I'm hoping to meet up with some of the great people I know from the internet, getting to meet them face to face will be interesting and probably a bit weird. I hope to learn a few new tricks and verify some assumptions about new media production. I hope to even be able to share some of my expertise and knowledge too. Isn't that the point of the unconference. Ultimately though, I hope to meet new people, make some new relationships, initiate/instigate some new collaborative projects.
If you are going and want to get a drink and say hi, look me up on twitter