Live Pictures from Podcamp Atlanta 2007

Amber Rhea at Podcamp Atlanta 2007 I’m definitely not a real-time blogger, but I can take pictures. It’s actually very cool as people are taking pictures and uploading them as the conference is running and they are showing them on the overhead from time to time. Here you can see my Podcamp Atlanta 2007 pictures on Flickr. And you can see other people’s Podcamp Atlanta pictures:

I’m going to Podcamp Atlanta!

Amber Rhea pitching Podcamp Atlanta to the Atlanta PHP User Group as Robert Swarthout looks on. Well, yes as I’ve already said, I’m not a super-timely blogger. I should have blogged this long ago, but ah well. Anyway, Amber Rhea of The Georgia Podcast Network organized a Podcamp here in Atlanta for this weekend March 16-18 2007 at Emory University. An as of yesterday when I asked, Amber said that she had 185 people registered! Wow. Another event like SoCon07; I can’t wait!

But this one is going to be special for me as I get to hold my first discussion on Saturday about User-Centered URL Design. What’s that got to do with Podcasting, you ask? I’m not sure either, but Amber assurred me that attendees would be interested. :-) But seriously, podcasters has many of the same issues to address that everyone publishing on the web should consider including usable URLs for their audio files as well as the website that hosts them.

I look forward to some likely discussions!

The Hanselminutes Podcast: Very Shiny! Since I left Xtras several months back, I’ve finally had time to spend learning once again. I’ve focused my attentions in two primary areas:

  1. That which can be called Web 2.0 technologies (especially related to RSS and Mashups), and
  2. Things related to .NET development.

One of the true gems I’ve come across in the latter area has been Scott Hanselman’s blog, but even better has been his weekly podcast hosted by Carl Franklin entitled Hanselminutes which you can find at

I met Scott several years back early on in his blogging career at a .NET-related conference and thought he was a great guy but honestly had no idea how incredibly bright the guy is! Listening to his postcasts and reading through his blog I’ve been amazed at how prolific Scott has become on .NET and related subjects, and how he has been able to learn as much about so many technologies and use them all, it’s just amazing! What’s more, as someone who has focused most of his career on knowing the third-party development tools market I especially appreciate Scott’s deep knowledge of both commercial and open-source components and tools.

So if you are into .NET development and have not come across Scott’s Hanselminutes podcasts, it’s worth buying1 yourself an MP3 player even if you don’t have one just to be able to listen to them during your commute or other downtime. Check ‘em out: Very Shiny2!

1I actually did finally break down and buy an MP3 player just so I could listen to Scott’s podcast. But I couldn’t manage to make it an iPod; too expensive, too "Apple", and iPods don’t play WMA files…
2If you don’t know the reference, you’ll just have to listen to Scott’s podcasts and/or read his blog to get it. :)