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Sunday, June 29, 2008
Podcamp Ohio 2008 recap
I made the 3-hour drive for Podcamp Ohio in Columbus yesterday . I had attended Podcamp Nashville back in February and enjoyed the networking and sharing that took place (if not the content).

Photo courtesy of cmcbrown on Flickr

The Columbus event had 5 time slots with 4-5 sessions per time slot. Topics skewed heavily toward podcasting obviously; however, there were plenty of other sessions geared toward non-podcasters like myself.

I attended four really strong sessions: Daniel Johnson Jr.'s "Managing Multiple Online Identities," Michelle Lentz's "The Power of Twitter," Luke Armour and Paull Young's "What NOT to Do in Podcasting and Social Networking" and Bill Balderaz's "Podcasting, Blogging and Social Networking Marketing."

This is the first event I've attended in a very long time where I can say I took away something from each session. Plus, Profilactic got a couple of shout outs by Daniel Johnston Jr. and Michelle Lentz, so that was a bonus.

The event was hosted at ITT Tech in Hilliard and lunch was provided by Qdoba. There was also a swag bag with a Podcamp Ohio t-shirt, Harry London chocolates, TechSmith demo software and Podcamp Ohio and viddler stickers. They also gave away prizes including full versions of TechSmith's Snag-It and Camtasia Studio.

I saw lots of familiar faces from previous social media events including Daniel Johnson Jr., Michelle Lentz, Doug Petch, Nathan Ketsdever, Mitch Canter, Robin Maiden, Andrew Paradies, Krista Neher and Steve Gerl.

Also got to meet a lot of new people as well including Chris Abraham, Greg Schwartz, Andrea Hill, Rob Rutkowski, Billy Fairchild and many more.

At the end of the day, a lot of the attendees headed over to Dave & Busters next door to grab some dinner. The timing worked out perfectly for me as I was trying to wait until severe weather moved out of the area for the drive home.

Unfortunately, I was just too tired to stop in Cincinnati for the Photrade launch party. Would have loved to checked that out. I ended up getting home around 10:30p completely wiped out; however, it was definitely worth the drive.

Thanks to Angelo Mandato and the rest of the organizers and volunteers.

You can see photos from the event on Flickr under the tag "podcampohio" and you can see what attendees Twittered about the event on Summize.

About Shawn Morton

Married father of 6; VP of Social Media at JPMorgan Chase; gluten-free; gadget enthusiast; hair metal aficionado; #Movember man View more on LinkedIn.