DURING November 2007 I attended the first Podcamp to be hosted in South Africa.
Podcamp Cape Town was a huge success and my greatest wish was for Podcamp to come to Bloemfontein, to the centre of South Africa.
I am proud to be able to announce that Podcamp South Africa will be held in Bloemfontein on 19 April.
A PodCamp is a usually free BarCamp-style community UnConference for new media enthusiasts and professionals, including bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, social networkers and anyone curious about new media.
The first PodCamp was held from 8 to 10 September 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts. PodCamps are now being held worldwide.
PodCamp is not just about podcasting.
If you are interested in blogging, social media, social networking, podcasting, video on the net, if you are a podsafe musician (or want to be), or just someone curious about new media, this is an event you cannot afford to miss.
PodcampSA is free to attend and at this stage we are looking for sponsors and people in the new media community to get involved, not only to attend, but to spread the word and lend a hand.
I was asked “why Bloem? Why not Cape Town or Johannesburg?” and my answer has always been, “Why not Bloemfontein?” We may not have the biggest new media community, but I think it is because we are not aware of each other, everybody is busy with their own thing, not knowing that there are others in Bloemfontein that could possibly assist you.
If you want to get involved please visit www.podcampsa.com and register to attend this event. The new design of the website should go live soon!
People or companies who would like to help or sponsor any part of the podcamp, can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.