Podcamp NYC Not Just for Kids
I attended Podcamp NYC. As a kid I never went to camp but couldn't wait to get cross town on the M23 city bus. I was like a little kid when I finally arrived at the New Yorker Hotel. Yes, the famous New Yorker Hotel which was transformed from its deco and decadent days to the future of podcasting.Blown away by the herds of 20-30 something year olds, I found my peeps. Yes, indeed some of us early timers haven’t given up on internet. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> Podcamp proved to be a day well spent I learned about latest tips and tricks in podcasting.My favorite technology discoveries are: Magnify.net – love it! I could aggregate all of my videos from all the places I put my videos: YouTube, Google Video, and Blip.TV. Magnify.net creates a channel and provides a widget for all videos regardless of where the video is hosted. With a little help from Emeri Yarnoff, I created my DailyEats Video Channel. The other cool thing is I could select videos I want to feature on DailyEats Video Channel. Magnify.net is founded by Steven Rosenbaum, who I really enjoyed talking to.
I met Carter Harkins of CrowdAbout.us we had a great conversation about food. Besides food I found CrowdAbout.us easy to use.
As I made my way through the crowds of podcampers, I spied other elder statemen: Howard Greenstein - Social Media Club, Laura Allan – 15Second Pitch, Jonathan Fields – Mechanica, Steve Eisenberg, Robert Levitan – Pando, Annette Kramer, Laurence Koret - Starlight Media, and Geo Geller. I spoke to famous connector Bill Sobel; David Eckoff – Turner Broadcasting, Esmee – Deloitte, Me-saj & Jason – The Half Show, Chris Brogan – Network2, Juliette Powell – The Gathering, Jaime Hazan – New York Interactive, Vergel Evans – New Media Innovator, David Tames, Andrew Baron – Rocketboom, Karen Post – Oddpodz; Food Podcasters: Jennifer Iannolo – The Gilded Fork, Grace Piper – Fearless Cooking; I know I didn’t talk to Chef Mark Tafoya but I’m going to.As I weaved my way through the sea of people I found another exciting product: PodGlo! I love this product because it brings voice to comments. I mean real voice. Imagine hearing comments straight from the commenter’s mouth. I could really imagine the food fights that will occur on Daily Eats. I’m very excited about this product. It adds another level to user participation. I saw the folks at Blip.TV. I stopped using Blip.TV as my video channel because of the change Google made to blogger. I found out that Blip.TV adjusted and now I’m back to using it again. It is easier to use and has more features than YouTube and less congestion.
Overall Podcamp NYC was very well attended. It was refreshing that the crowd was filled with so many people wanting to share their tips and secrets to podcasting. I am definitely looking forward to Podcamp NYC 2008.
More on Podcamp NYC:
Podcamp NYC - Jacqueline Edwards - podcast
Podcamp NYC - Carter Harkins - podcast