National Post Covers PodCamp Toronto

Reporters from the mainstream media like the Globe and Mail and the CBC, like Mathew Ingram and Angela Misri, aren’t just attending PodCamps now; they’re covering it them, too.

PodCamp Last Saturday, during the first day of PodCamp Toronto 2009, I took some time out and spoke with David Lipson, a reporter for the National Post.

Today the Post published the piece, entitled “Out from behind the laptop.”

As a PodCamp organizer and as an attendee, it’s amazingly gratifying to see the event getting mainstream attention, even if it forces me to remember the demonically-possessed projector screen in my first presentation:

Inside one of the classrooms, Fleet’s PowerPoint presentation on social media analysis began to deteriorate when a projector went haywire. Someone in the audience yelled out: “There is chalk and a board!” The room erupted into laughter at the thought of using the primitive writing device on a pristine board that probably hasn’t had a nail screech across it in years. After a couple of minutes of stalling, Fleet finally asked: “Can someone get on Twitter and get a tech guy over here?”

Sigh.

Dave Fleet
EVP Digital at Edelman. Husband and dad of two. Cycling nut; bookworm; videogamer; Britnadian. Opinions are mine, not my employer's.