Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending PodCamp Nashville 2009, a great “un”conference put on by members of the tech community here in town. The previous three Camps I had a heavy hand in organizing and implementing, so it was nice to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the day’s worth of panels and networking. There were a wide variety of panels to choose from, everything from social media to WordPress to Drupal programming. What I love most about Camps, besides getting some of my favorite people in Nashville all together in one room, is that the community comes together to share their particular knowledge with the rest of us. There’s no proprietary feeling of “this is my information, and I’m not going to share it with anyone!” going on at Camps, just people who love technology and want to share that and educate others along the way.
It was great to see so many familiar faces at PodCamp, as well as many whom I’d never seen out at a Nashville event before. My hat goes off to the planners and volunteers that make these events so much fun to attend. It is a LOT of work to organize, and they deserve a ton of credit. I’m very much looking forward to BarCamp 2009, which I’m told is coming sometime in October. If you are new to the tech community in Nashville, or have never been to one of these events before, stay tuned for the date on BarCamp. You won’t want to miss a fantastic day of education, networking, and just flat out fun. Thanks again to all of the organizers, and we’ll see you in October!