The First PodCamp
On September 9, 2006, over 300 people converged to the first PodCamp UNconference, just 100 miles to our east, at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston.
A group of New England-based podcasters were lamenting that all the big podcasting events were held on the west coast… and quickly realized they did not have the time or resources to put together a “big podcasting event.”
Inspired by the Open Space-structured BarCamp, organizers announced PodCamp in June, 2006.
This won’t be just another meet-up. The style and format of events like this is such that we can have gear show and tells, podcasting 101 talks, panels on how to work with bands on getting more podsafe music, and whatever else interests you. If you’re interested in podcasting at any level, there’s something that someone else will want to talk with you about.
-Chris Brogan, PodCamp co-organizer
PodCamp's First Year
The idea caught on, with over a dozen PodCamps held globally in the first year.