I had the honor of being invited by Michael Sorg (@sorgatron) to speak with Pittsburgh Podcamp’ers about the current state of podcasting, Spotify entering the podcasting realm, and take questions from the audience about podcasting.
The event was held at a co-work establishment in the Allentown section of Pittsburgh called The Hardware Store. This place is pretty neat. The space provides desk space, utilities, and otherwise the area you need as a freelancer or entrepreneur to get your business off the ground. In the downstairs area, they have an entire podcast studio with video and audio capabilities, the hardware you would need, green screens, staging, the whole nine.
If there is a tech service you need from WordPress customizations to podcast producers, you might look up some of the folks working out of the Hardware Store. Also, registration for Podcamp Pittsburgh is OPEN! Podcamp Pittsburgh is being held August 15th and 16th at Point Park University.
Rob Walch usually gives this presentation, and usually with much more polish. But, during Saturday of Podcamp Pittsburgh, 2014, I was asked over and over how one might go mobile while podcasting.
Sooooo….. I threw together a session to fill in one of the open slots on Sunday, and with the help of Dave Mansueto (Bossjock Studio), showed off some of the gear and software that can be helpful when taking your podcast mobile.
At Podcamp Pittsburgh 2014, I offered a session on podcasting using Google Hangouts on Air. If you are unfamiliar, Google HOA is a video solution that allows up to 10 participants (but unlimited viewers) simultaneously which is then streamed.
This session discussed why you might consider using Google Hangouts on Air, especially as a podcaster. I also covered how tos, best practices, and even ran a live HOA. Lastly, we discussed how to take a Google HOA and bring it down to an audio or video that you can repurpose for your podcasting RSS feed to distribute to iTunes and other podcasting distribution points.