Saturday Webzine workshops

Despite my tardiness, I got to sit through three consecutive workshops. Some highlights:

  • Intro to Digital Photography & Photoblogging: Maybe it was all the people going in and out, maybe it was my seat on the wall where I couldn’t see the projection, but I couldn’t concentrate during this one. I did get a glimpse of who exactly was attending this conference, as there were people who, say, didn’t know what Flickr was. That was refreshing, after having had my head dunked in this internet/social networking/weblogging/online forums/photosharing/blah blah blah et cetera stuff for years.
  • DIY Marketing: Pretty good stuff, and I managed to take notes. (Maybe not totally coherent notes, mind…) Molly was really personable and kept it flowing.
  • Podcasting 101: Eric Rice was really cool, though the info he presented may have been painted in strokes too broad. Then again, it does say “101” in the title. What else… If you were there, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say: what was up with that guy towards the front who kept asking these questions and leading the conversation off topic, and then about 15 minutes before the hour was up, took off and actually said goodbye on his way out? It wasn’t rude, per se, but it was almost as if the guy was oblivious to the fact that it was a workshop, not a personalized demo, and that there were thirty or so people sitting behind him. A little weird. Maybe I’m reading too much into that, but… hmm.

So am I learning stuff? Well, maybe… definitely in the marketing workshop, as that’s never been my strong suit. Otherwise, it feels like some review; I’m not at the beginner level in understanding a lot of these technologies. But that’s alright. It’s cool to see people coming to learn from square one, and it’s definitely been fun so far.

1 Comment so far

  1. Nicole Maron (unregistered) on September 26th, 2005 @ 11:45 am

    re: “what was up with that guy towards the front who kept asking these questions and leading the conversation off topic, and then about 15 minutes before the hour was up, took off and actually said goodbye on his way out?”

    You are not alone. I wanted to kill that guy. I talked with Eric about it a bit the next morning during setup. I told him that the lack of delineation of “how-to” vs. general discussion was a sore point for me. He acknowledged it wasn’t his best presentation ever. I felt that staying on topic and really answering folks’ questions was a problem for every panel and workshop I attended.

    That said, I still had a blast and even if I wasn’t able to walk away with hard skills or complete understanding, my mind is still abuzz with possibilities.



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