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Podcamp Montreal Tweets Away for Another Year

Posted by Scott / September 22, 2009

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Podcamp Montreal took place this past weekend and brought a host of media-savvy weirdos together. Podcamp bills itself as the "New Media UnConference", and the seminars are primarily for people creating podcasts or deeply engaged in social media applications who want to know what else their community is doing.

This was my first time attending the event, and I had a good time, gettin' my learn-on.

Like all conferences, though, the experience is always filtered through the quality of the presentations, and what you can get out of them. At this year's Podcamp, there seemed to be a pretty hard divide between seminars for absolute beginners and those for fairly experienced new media veterans, with little in between. Complicating this was the fact that you often didn't know what you'd be in for until the presentation began (a number of seminars posted zero information about what they'd discuss on the Podcamp website).

Still, with a very casual atmosphere, it was easy to slip out of seminars and find something else of interest. I really enjoyed seminars by Kim Vallée, Julian Smith, Jacob Fortin and Marie Josée Drouin simply because they fit with nicely with knowledge I have and knowledge I want, and each brought something personal to the information they were offering. Maybe you got something out of a seminar I hated?

Even though the event was this past weekend, Midnight Poutine faithful can benefit from information on the Podcamp Montreal website, the Flickr group, by searching for #pcmtl on Twitter, and by searching for Podcamp Montreal on YouTube.

Hopefully see you all there next year.

(Photo above by Eva Blue, from Flickr)

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