I had a great time at PodCamp Halifax 2011 yesterday. I met a lot of great people, my number of Twitter followers took a bit of a jump, and I learned a lot about social media.
Actually, to clarify, I learned a lot about how other people are using social media.
I spent most of the day with Paul Moore from SheepDogInc.ca and Tomek Obirek from Robotnik.com, two great guys who made the whole experience even more enjoyable.
We were all somewhat surprised that there was little to no talk of podcasts. At the end of the day, during the wrap-up talk, the organizers mentioned that they had talked to several people who said they were surprised that there were no presentations on podcasting. It turns out that “PodCastCamp” is a legacy name from three years ago, when the event originated, and podcasts were more the focus of social media. So the event has changed in nature to reflect what’s new and current, while the name has stayed the same. While this may disappoint some people, mainly the ones who came to learn about podcasting specifically, I think it’s great that the organizers have made sure the event has stayed current by addressing new and emerging technologies.
If you missed it this year, don’t miss it next year.