Updates on the event, where things stand, etc.August 25, 2006
PodCamp financials guy here. 🙂 We’re making good progress towards PodCamp in terms of sponsors and funding – here’s the latest update to our sponsor family:
PodCamp Boston Sponsors ($200 or more)
- The Museum of Science, Boston – $1500 venue sponsorship
- Porter Novelli – $750 meal sponsorship, day 1 dinner
- The Student Loan Network – $500 meal sponsorship, Day 1 lunch
- Foldera – $400 sponsorship
- KMC Partners – $250 meal sponsorship, Day 2 lunch
- Scripting News – $250 sponsorship
- PhoneCasting.com – $250 sponsorship
- Steve Garfield – $250 Sponsor
- Node 101 – $200
- Tech Superpowers – iPod Video, iPod Nano, $200 (more)
- PodChick.com – $200 sponsor
- PodZinger – $200 for snacks and drinks, Day 2
- Social Roots– $200, plus FREE, onsite business card making
- Ira Krakow – $200 sponsor
- Podcast.com – $200 sponsor
- FeedBurner – Media Sponsor
- iProng.com – Media Sponsor
PodCamp Boston Donors (under $200)
- Hobby Software – $99.71 contribution
- Whitney Hoffman/LD Podcast – $99.71 contribution
- Disc of Light Publishing Group – $19.12 contribution
- Alice Fritz – $12.32 contribution
- Donationcoder – $9.41 contribution
- Eric Allam stock – $6.50 contribution
There is still plenty of time for you to join the family!
Organizationally, some of you noted that the experimental scheduler is getting more detailed. At PodCamp, we will have 5 classrooms plus the auditorium, so there will be PLENTY of rooms to have sessions in. Musicians will have space, presenters will have space, and a good time will be had by all. Some tips as we approach the big weekend for presenters:
- Bring your own gear. The Smart Classrooms at BHCC each have a podium with a Win32 box attached to it; each podium also has a VGA connector for laptops – Mac users, take note, you will need a DVI to VGA converter! For recording stuff, bring your own.
- Bring a watch, clock, or other timekeeping device so that your session begins and ends as close to on time as possible, helping other presenters and attendees get their fair share of time as well. Clocks are present in the classrooms as well.
- Plan for Murphy. Your presentation, no matter what it is, should be firmly in your mind so that if the projector breaks and your dog eats your show notes and your laptop blue screens, you can still give one heck of a presentation.
- Know your stuff. Be ready for off the wall questions.
- When booking sessions, if the slot you want is taken, book another time or space. There’s a lot of presentation spaces, and we have two days for everyone to present!
In the coming days, I’ll hopefully have some more information on the wiki and here for attendees. Be sure to sign up for the Yahoo Group as well to receive updates as we post them!