PodCamp Perth 2007: first comments

Photograph of Leslie Nassar presenting at PodCamp Perth 2007

Beer. Yes, it needs to be said. Beer. More precisely, beer and geeks. Many of both. This is my clearest memory of yesterday’s PodCamp in Perth. Other memories may return shortly, once coffee and udon work their magic. Many brain cells will not. I bid them a fond farewell.

Nick Hodge has posted a much better lead photo for PodCamp Perth, showing Cameron Reilly’s passionate opening keynote, replete with a vast image of Che Guevara. It helped me feel more comfortable using an image of Joseph Goebbels in my own session.

I’ll explain the Goebbels reference when I post a version of my presentation. I’d prefer to post something of lasting value, not a raw dump, so it might take a couple of days. Plus I want to continue the dialogue I started about social media and the federal election.

I’m also writing a piece for Crikey tomorrow, and I’ll post a version here too.

I won’t bother listing the sessions. Nick and others have already written their initial impressions, including Cameron Reilly and Simone van Hattem and Michael Minutillo… I’ll complete all the linkage later too.

But for now, a rest and a read before catching up with people at the Belgian Beer Cafe. Yes, beer. Again.

13 Replies to “PodCamp Perth 2007: first comments”

  1. Great meeting you yesterday Stilgherrian! A good chat, which we’ll have to continue sometime in the near future.

    Thanks for attending. I think the weekend was a huge success, and hopefully the dialogue continues!

  2. Hey Stilgherrian, it was great to meet you on Saturday. I’ll need to wait for the video of your session to come out because I was elsewhere. What was the name of the Peter Cook movie you were showing me again?

  3. @Mike Minutillo: Cheers, and ditto! The movie is The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer. If you find a legitimate copy, do let me know ‘cos mine’s a [cough] bootleg from the UK.

  4. Great to meet you at the airport as we waited for our delayed plane (next to an impromptu game of cricket) and then to travel to Perth together. I think the real success of Podcamp was meeting the many people you converse with digitally for the first time and the conversations that flowed throughout the event. Totally digged your thoughts that this is not the “First Internet Election” but the “Last TV Election”.

  5. Hi Stil,

    don’t like repeating stuff, but yeah, good to meet you 😀
    I enjoyed the fascinating conversations you started, even if I didn’t have much to contribute myself! 🙂

    Glad you posted that photo of the wall in the BBC, I hadn’t noticed it! Nice! 😀

  6. @Jared Madden and @Simone: Yes, t’was great to meet you both too, and thanks for posting a comment in my little world here.

    I tend to put more of my material here rather than Facebook et al. Something about wanting control of the presentation and not needing to give logs of it all to some corporation and its “partners”.

    I know I will post a lot more about the thoughts triggered by PodCamp — but only when I’ve caught up on the pay-the-bills work and had time to reflect. The world doesn’t need more “fast thinking” as the magazine title would have it, but more considered thinking IMHO.

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