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The inaugural PodCamp WesternMass was a huge success! Thank YOU for making it happen!

Impressions, Photos, and Video from PodCamp:

Add your camp-related media to this list, or email me (morriss@everythingcu.com)


Click here for info about the latest upcoming PodCamp WesternMass, coming on Feb 6, 2010 at Westfield State College.


Flickr group (pix): http://www.flickr.com/groups/podcampwesternmass/ 


Tweets from the camp: #pcwm

     Follow Me - Twitterers who attended the camp


Blogs from the camp: 

Lesley Lambert: A PodCamp Virgin Tells All

Jaclyn Stevenson: We Came. We Saw. We Blogged About It.

Shawn Toohey: PodCamp WesternMass 2009 (includes links to web sites of attendees!)

Val Nelson: My Head is Full from PodCamp

Walt AuctionWally: Why PodCamp WesternMass Rocked 

Max Hartshorne (GoNomad): PodCamp gave us a taste of the future! 

Jason Turcotte: PodCamp WesternMass

Mike Dobbs: PodCamp UnConference

HeyAmaretto: Blogging is sexy

John Elder Robison: Look me in the eye: PodCamp

RedheadedDivaK: The "Unconference" - Codename: PodCamp

George Lenker/MassLive: WMass holds first PodCamp on new media

Dave Sweeney: Five things I learned at Podcamp

Steve Sherlock: PCWM: The total experience - priceless!

Tish Grier: Small is Beautiful

Morriss Partee: PodCamp WesternMass: A smashing success

Morriss Partee: Seven thoughts from PodCamp


Video from the camp:

Lesley Lambert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaH8ecwtPX8

Paul Monaco: Pencasts from PodCamp WesternMass 2009

Paul Monaco shares PCWM 12seconds video clips 

VoodooStevie records John Elder Robison talk about his life, book, and social media (and part two)

Mike Langford: CNET, PodCamp, and the Extra Mile (PodCamp discussion starts at 8 minutes)

Jaclyn Stevenson: We need a PodCamp montage (set to Rehumanize Yourself)

Christine Pilch: Highlights of Twitter 101 session

Morriss Partee: Homage to PodCamp WesternMass


   7.  Notes from October Meeting



PodCamp WesternMass is happening on March 28, 2009!  Please sign up on Eventbrite:  http://podcampwesternmass.eventbrite.com



PodCamp is an ad-hoc gathering (or un-conference) born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions and interaction from attendees. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join. Attendance will be a nominal charge of $20, but all are expected to participate and/or present. You can participate by giving a presentation, demo, or joining into another cooperative event, being on a panel/roundtable, or in other ways helping out on event day.


PodCamp is NOT just about podcasting, but about all social media/networking, and its relevance and usefulness to community, business and otherwise. This PodCamp is all about blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, podcasting, videocasting/YouTube, and any other online community tools.


It's time to bring the PodCamp concept to Western Mass. We have a thriving community here of some truly amazing people. This is a chance for Western Mass bloggers, business people, artists, and academics, to get together, make connections, and for everyone to learn how social media can enhance their business, cause or organization. This is also a chance to celebrate the cornucopia of Western Mass. culture, a joyous blend of urban and rural; business, artistic and academic; near enough to other large metro areas, but small enough to hear yourself think.





Who can help organize?



Who can help organize from afar?


  • (place name here)
  • Marlin May (I don't know what I can do from Lowell, but let me know)
  • Steve Sherliock, Welcome Desk & Registrations
  • please come and join


Where & When


When:  Saturday, March 28, 2009

Where: Open Square in Holyoke, Second Floor


Directions to Open Square here: http://opensquare.com/map-directions.php


The address is: 4 Open Square Way, Holyoke MA

Open Square Way connects Lyman Street and Dwight Street. Open Square can be located on your GPS as 110 Lyman Street. GPS coords: N 42° 12.472' W 072° 36.163'

(Open Square is the mill building across the street from The Wherehouse? Entrance to parking is from either Lyman Street or Dwight Street. Open Square is located between the first and second level canals, which are bordered by Race St and Front St. The nearest entrance to the stairs and elevator is marked with a very large white "4" in the window.)


Organizing meetings


We held an organizational meeting at Opa-Opa Steak House on October 23, 2008. 


Interested in participating (aka being a Camper)

To add your name, press "Edit page", the password is c4mp


## Name Location Email WebSite/Blog Topic/Comment
1 MorrissPartee Holyoke, MA morriss (@at@) everythingcu dot com http://everythingcu.wordpress.com/ TBD
2 TishGrier Easthampton, MA tishgrier (@at@) yahoo dot com http://spap-oop.blogspot.com/ TBD
3 JaclynStevenson Springfield, MA jaclyncstevenson (@at@) yahoo dot com http://writerjax.blog-city.com/ TBD
4 Randy Boston, MA anthrocite7 (@at@) yahoo dot com   TBD
5 Bill Weye Sunderland, MA bill (@at@) weye dot org http://www.weye.org/ TBD
6 Marlin May Lowell, MA zentinal (@at@) yahoo dot com http://www.fantasticdimensions.com/ TBD
7 Sadelle Wiltshire Bennington, VT fyddler (@at@) gmail dot com http://www.pumpkinspun.com/musings/ I can help w/ web work to be done, web graphics
8 Steve Sherlock Franklin, MA shersteve at gmail dot com http://steves2cents.blogspot.com/

I can help organize conference calls to work on the project details

9 Mike Daniel Dracut, MA mpdaniel79 at gmail dot com   Still a little wet behind the ears, but would love to help with any on-site logistics, etc... any thought to a "junior camper" track for newer arrivals?

THERE ARE 29 PPL REGISTERED plus another 56 maybes on the event Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=65495385989




  • Looking for location sponsor
  • Looking for breakfast sponsor
  • Looking for lunch sponsor
  • Looking for networking after-party sponsor




One Day Only


  • Morning sessions
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon sessions
  • Dinner
  • Evening/Party

Proposed Sessions



  • add your topic...

Topics I would like to hear about



  • Publicizing your video blog.
  • Codecs and such, how to deliver quality video over the web
  • Production values, producing good looking video on the cheap
  • SEM/Search marketing, social media personal branding, etc.
  • General tips on blogging better
  • Social Media for artists, niche markets
  • add a topic...






  • add yourself...



Task List

(please cross out when it's done)


Wifi Taken care of by Atlas TC

Projector, White Boards - Would love to have two more projectors

Photo -bring your cameras, cell phone and otherwise!



Streaming or Stickam or Skype





Tables and chairs -chairs supplied by Open Square




Tags for blogs, flickr, delicious, ma.gnolia, technorati etc.

Please use the tag PodCampWesternMass  or hashtag #pcwm or #pcwm09 for content related to this event


Blogs, podcasts, vlogs


If you blogged, or plan to live blog or twitter, about PodCampWesternMass, add a link to your blog/podcast/vlog here:

  • add your blog name and link here


 Notes from the October 23, 2008 Planning meeting

In attendance were Tish Grier, Moriss Partee, Dave Sweeney, and Mark Firehammer


A few things were decided on: 

1.  Hoping to get at least 50 people to attend..  If there's a good response, we can open up registration to more--depending on how many people we can have in the Open Square space..


2.  Logo (will ask for design help)


4.  Location:  Open Square, Holyoke.  We have secured two main rooms, a break out room, and a nice big lobby area.


6.  Sponsorships to cover cost.  Veritech Media willing to be a sponsor 

     Please add more sponsors


7.  Use Eventrbrite for signups and to collect $.   Charge $20 per person to cover costs of printing t-shirts.  Refund the cost to participants by giving t-shirts like       PodCamp Boston


8.  What will we need?:  Projectors and screens for computers.  Tables and chairs (see above)


Sessions--there will be 3 breakouts per each session time after Opening Remarks

8:30 to 9:00 check in and coffee (?)

 9:00 to 9:30  Welcome and Opening Remarks:  Explanation of Unconference Format.

 9:30-10:30  Session 1

 Break (1/2 hr.)

11:00- 12:00  Session 2

12-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:00 Session 3

Break (1/2 hr)

3:30- 4:30  Session 4

4:30-5:00  Closing Remarks

5:00 bye!


For those wanting to continue the networking, perhaps we can meetup that evening at the Dirty Truth in Northampton for dinner/drinks afterwards.


To sign up officially, a registration fee of $20 is being collected on this eventbrite page:


Tag-line : PodCamp, PodCampWesternMass


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