Talking About Making at PodCampNH

Last weekend I attended PodCampNH in Portsmouth. I gave a presentation on connecting with other makers online and talked about trying to organize a mini maker faire in our area. Other sessions included a variety of topics: fashion blogging, podcasting, indie film marketing, social media for music, making videos for the internet, and more.

Fellow maker Sean O’Connell’s hand-made robot looks on as I lead my session.
Photo by Wayne Kurtzman (@WayneNH). For more photos of the event, visit the PodCampNH flickr group.

I had a great turnout for my talk and got some great responses/interest in putting together a mini maker faire for NH folks. I’d love to partner with the local Portsmouth Halloween Parade and do a Halloween-making themed faire with workshops on creating your own props and costumes. The Halloween Parade is a kindred spirit in making, “a grassroots, all-inclusive alternative to contemporary Halloween. Striving always to strip the plastic back out of the holidays fantastic, it is a celebration of community, creativity, resourcefulness and free expression…” This will be my first year walking in the parade and I donated two of my light up fairy wings prototypes from last week to one of their raffles. I’ll have another post with pictures from the event later this week.

I explained ways to document your projects and create tutorials to post online at Instructables and Make: Projects. I’m wearing a t-shirt I got from backing the Life Size Mousetrap project on Kickstarter.
Photo by Barbara O’Connell (@barboconnell).

Here’s a copy of my presentation to check out:

What is PodCampNH?

PodCamp NH is an innovative gathering of new media enthusiasts, professionals, and anyone curious about what comes next in blogging, social media, podcasting, video on the net, and so much more. It’s called an UnConference because the attendees themselves present the sessions, workshops, and panel discussions.


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