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What To Expect When You're Expecting (To Come To Podcamp)

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grovesa16's picture

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!

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LoriJ_VirtualGirl's picture

So, this will be my first PodCamp adventure and I am new to the whole podcasting adventure. In fact, I have a partner who works with me who is the person who handles all the podcast making. So here’s my question:

You mentioned laptops and having enough juice, will everyone have their laptops with them? Should I bring mine? I thought I might just come to soak up information, and ask quesitons. Will that be ok?

Lori

I personally bring my laptop

grovesa16's picture

I personally bring my laptop with me because I will lapse into catatonic schizophrenia without it, but it’s totally up to you if you want to have yours with you or if you just want to leave it at home.

Thanks

LoriJ_VirtualGirl's picture

ok that’s good news. I can get by without my laptop for one day and I hate feeling connected at the hip to it. I have a husband already.

See you there!

Yeah, I would love to have

Chris1051's picture

Yeah, I would love to have the laptop but I am using my work laptop thats a IBM T43 it weighs a ton and has a 14” display - hardly something portable.