Unorganizer Jeremy Tanner is smart and well-connected. He attracts the Denver-Boulder digerati, who make the sessions exceptionally participative and absorbing. In many circles, I am the one who people look to for online marking and brand-building. At this venue, I mostly keep my mouth shut and try to absorb what I can from the real talent. (Imagine!)
Unlike some, more industry-targeted unconferences I’ve attended, PodCamp has a good mix of designers, copywriters, marketers, and community-builders from various fields. Many share their latest knowledge and experiences — Good and bad. Consequently, no matter how much one knows going in, there are plenty of new perspectives and ideas to take when one leaves. Finally, unlike industry conferences, there is no sales gauntlet to navigate. Sponsors are recognized and appreciated, but low key. For instance, I got an appreciation for Flying Dog beer from the first one that I still indulge.
It’s all about the sharing and goodwill. :)
Update: Saturday’s schedule Dirty. Clean. Have it your way. Thanks to Kia for both. You better believe she’s already documenting the event better than I will, so I’ll just point you to Kia’s site for the details.