Ohio PodGeekFest 2008


Pat just alerted me to the fact that the first ever PodCamp Ohio is on the same day as the 36th annual ComFest weekend! As usual, FreeGeek Columbus expects to have a table at ComFest, at which I’d like to volunteer some time: it’s always fun to interact with the public, explain the FreeGeek principles, and advocate responsible computer recycling. As most folks know, I volunteered for ComFest in 2006 and again in 2007. I served beer both times, and had so much fun that I signed up for two shifts this year!

That means that I’ll have a very busy weekend: slinging beer Friday, June 27 from 8 to midnight at the Jazz bar, up early for PodCamp Ohio on Saturday, June 28. Hopefully I can sneak in a quick nap and then an hour or so at the FreeGeek booth. Finally, more beer slinging at the Jazz bar Saturday night from 8 to midnight.

Things are complicated even more this year because I expect a delegation of Habari folks to show up for PodCamp Ohio, and staff a table there (Habari is a gold sponsor of the event!). Hopefully we can all meet up Friday afternoon for some socializing before I dash off to quench the thirst of thousands of ComFest attendees. And hopefully my Habari friends won’t vote me off the island when I disappear again on Saturday night to dispense more beer! Actually, I hope that my Habari friends will join me at ComFest, an original Columbus event, and enjoy all the free music and good times.

So, whatever your pleasures might be, there’s a strong chance Columbus can satisfy you on the last weekend of June, 2008. ComFest runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is always a good time. Look for me at the Jazz bar on Friday and Saturday night! PodCamp Ohio runs morning and afternoon on Saturday, June 28, and should be a great opportunity to learn about blogging, podcasting, and social media – as well as provide an excellent chance to meet folks passionate about these things. If you’re going, look for me at the Habari table! Finally, if you’re going to ComFest, look for the FreeGeek Columbus booth and tell them I said hi!

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