Just got back from Workspace, where Net Tuesday – the monthly meetup of folks interested in using the social web to change the world – wrapped after a fun panel on podcasting, pulled together by Joe Solomon.
This was my first opportunity to serve on a panel moderated by Dave Olson, whose infectious brand of high energy, wit and playfulness makes it easy to overlook the fact that you’re also learning a heckuva lot from him. (That, and the fact that there’s a good chance he’s made you wear a goofy hat. Flickr photo by Raul P.)
The panel also included Vancouver podcasting mover-and-shaker John Bollwitt, who turns out to be an utterly limitless source of fantastic advice on everything from an inexpensive, easy-peasy podcasting rig (an iPod Nano plus a Belkin TuneTalk Stereo) to IODA’s Promonet as a source of podcast music. (Check out his Podcasting 101 blog post.)
Keeping up with the succession of URLs we tended to spew was Roland Tanglao, who not only diligently popped them up on the LCD projector but also streamed the whole thing on his Qik account… and served as a panelist in his own right, drawing on his extensive experience as the quintessential early adopter.
(Sorry you missed it? Good news – thanks to Rebecca Bollwitt, you didn’t! I’m hereby proclaiming her as Vancouver’s inaugural liveblogger laureate.)
As so often happens (and fair enough, with social media), the real star was the audience. We were kept hopping with smart, lively questions and insights – and the whole experience has sharpened my thinking about podcasting considerably. I’ll be mulling this over for a while to come.
Thanks to everyone who came, to my co-panelists, to Dave and especially to Joe for organizing.