What To Expect When You're Expecting (To Come To Podcamp)
This will be my fourth Pod/BarCamp, but the first that I’ll be able to enjoy as a spectator, so I’m very much looking forward to that. For those of you who haven’t been to a Camp yet, here are a few things to expect:
-Prepare to be social. Make sure you wake up on the right side of the bed Saturday morning, because there will be over 400 people there to meet and engage with. Bring plenty of business cards to paper the room with, and wear your prettiest smile.
-Come armed with everything you’ll need to get through the day with, such as laptop juice, maybe a snack or two, and any sort of device you want to document the day with.
-Think about how you want to engage with speakers and other members of sessions you plan on attending. Camps are all about informal conversation between all of those attending, including those who are speaking. The more you engage, the more you’ll get out of the experience.
-Find me and take me to lunch. I love to meet new people, and that’s what Camps are all about. Or find someone else new and take them to lunch, talk to them in between sessions, or form a casual after Camp event. You’ll be glad you did.
-And the biggest tip of all? Have fun. Seriously. Camps are meant to be an informal gathering of folks with like interests to learn, meet new people and have great conversations surrounding the things we love most. So don’t worry about anything, and just enjoy yourself.
I look forward to seeing everyone out on Saturday. Please feel free to track me down, introduce yourself and chat. That’s my favorite part of Camps. See you there!