After reading my partner and friend Chris Brogan's latest post, I've put together a list of the Top 20 People You MUST Meet at PodCamp NYC. All of them have something in common, and all of them should be on your "networking list". More in a minute. First, the list:
- Andrew Gallagher. Technology Coach,NYC Department of Education.To learn more about posting and hosting PodCasting on the Internet. I have used GarageBand to produce some PodCasts, but have yet to learn how to post them on iTunes.
- Anne Fraser, Participant. I have enjoyed listening and viewing podcasts and teaching teachers and senior citizens the advantage of podcasts in their lives. I would like to learn more about podcasts and how they are useful to people of all ages.
- Ava Barzvi I'm just starting to think about starting my own podcast, after helping others promote theirs!
- Ben Velez. Marketing. Looking to learn the basics to set up and grow my own podcast.
- Bill Rowalnd. Eager participant, newbie interested in learning more about this creative medium.
- Carol Cox. Science teacher, The Dalton School. Looking to learn what is new and how toapply it to my classroom work with the little ones - I teach gr. K - 3.
- Cynthia Meyers. Professor, College of Mount Saint Vincent. Wants to learn more for teaching a New Technologies course.
- Darlene Liebman. Producer, HowCast. I want to start a podcast, but not sure how.
- Dave Mangano. New podcaster, who wants to network and learn from others about developing content and building an audience.
- Dina Rosen. Asst. Professor, Kean University. Looking for information on practices and research related to podcasts, especially as a learning tool.
- Faith McLellan - Participant. Looking forward to learning the ropes!
- Gary Taylor Assistant Headmaster, Wooster School. Learn about social media and marketing opportunities vis podcasting.
- Gene Desepoli Looking for a good understanding of what I need to get started in podcasting re: equipment and services like libsyn, wordpress, etc.
- Greg Cannon Participant looking for ideas, inspiration, and some ideas on possibly starting a podcast.
- Jacqueline Cantwell. Law librarian, Brooklyn Supreme Court of Law. Our library is thinking of starting podcasting. I need to get up to speed on technology and content presentation.
- Jacqueline Dolly Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, Junior Achievement of New York. Wish to learn more about podcasting and techniques/strategy.
- Jill Neimark, Participant. I look forward to learning How to Podcast.
- Nancy Sharoff. Ellenville Elementary School. I'd like to learn more about podcasting and how to incorporate it into a 5th/6th grade math class.
- Scott Russell. I hope to learn more about the Podcast culture and get ideas to motivate my efforts to create a Podcast of my own.
- Tynisha Thompson I am hoping to learn more about podcasting and network with some of my podcast heroes, like Leesa Barnes and Jason Van Orden. I'm hoping to get the kick in the pants I need to start my own podcast this year.
Now, what's the common thread? These people are a selection from the registrant list of new people in podcasting, either looking to get started, or just fresh out of the gates. They are tomorrow's rockstars. They are the people who are going to bring fresh ideas, fresh concepts, and fresh talent to podcasting, to keep it new and exciting, to dream up ways of using new media that aren't even on our radar scopes now.
If you come to PodCamp NYC looking to meet rockstars, you will. But if you come to PodCamp NYC looking to meet tomorrow's rockstars, you'll get an inside edge that no one else has.