Learn and Share at PodCamp Nashville

PodCamp Nashville 2009Following on the success of last fall's BarCamp new media "unconference," tech-savvy musicians, marketers, bloggers and developers will gather next month in Nashville to discuss social media and podcasting. PodCamp Nashville will be held at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management on Saturday, March 7, and is designed for anyone interested in online media to share ideas, hear from industry experts, and participate in discussions and demos.

Like BarCamp Nashville, PodCamp promises to bring together creative, tech and business types from across Nashville to exchange expertise and collaborate on developing new ideas and projects. It's a fantastic opportunity to meet people and get involved in local new media development. Organizer Dave Delaney encourages everyone from novices to experts, content creators, listeners, sponsors, educators, and businesses interested in Web 2.0 to get involved by attending or speaking at the event.

Register in advance to guarantee admission (and maybe a t-shirt).

If you're attending, speaking at, or sponsoring PodCamp, you can promote your involvement with special web badges. A variety of banner ads are also available if you would like to promote PodCamp on your blog or other website.

If you're looking for a way to get more involved in the social media/tech community, volunteer to help before or during the event by contacting Chuck Bryant.

For the most up-to-date news about PodCamp Nashville, follow @pcn on Twitter.

Twitter hashtag: #pcn09
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Embrace Your Inner Geek at the centre{source} Interactive Mixer

Following on the heals of last month's well-received inaugural throwdown, centre{source} shows the love again by hosting a second monthly Interactive Mixer on Thursday, February 26th, from 5pm - 7:30pm.

Drop by the restored historic house on 4th Avenue North where they keep shop to share a Yazoo keg and mix with others in the interactive community.

RSVP on the pingg event for details.

Twitter hashtag: #csmixer
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Twestival Coming to Nashville Feb. 12

TwestivalOn February 12, 2009, Nashville will join more than 130 cities around the world in hosting a Twestival to raise money for charity : water. Organized locally by Nashvillest, the event will put into practice what Mashable calls "social media for social change."

Says Nashvillest, "If you’ve ever been to a Tweet-up, a Geek Breakfast, BarCamp or PodCamp, you’re probably familiar with the great community that many of us have found through Twitter. And we’re confident that our great community can make great things happen, which is why we’re having a Twestival."

For the most up-to-date news about Twestival Nashville, follow @nashvillest on Twitter.

Twitter hashtag: #twestivalnash
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Geek Breakfast Experiments with Meiosis in February

Whoa! Nashville Geek Breakfast has gotten so big it's splitting in two! That's right, you can now choose from two time slots to get your morning convo fix. Join Dave Delaney and the rest of us on Thursday, February 26, at Noshville in Midtown. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Early risers will be meeting from 7:30 - 8:30 am (RSVP via the Facebook event) and not-as-early risers will be meeting from 8:30-9:30 am (RSVP via the Facebook event).

Join the Nashville Geek Breakfast LinkedIn group if you'd like to badge your profile.

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Get your Geek Social this Thursday

Geek Social, sponsored by local software development firm Firefly Logic, hits it from 6:00-8:00 pm this Thursday, February 5, in the VIP room at Sam's Place Sports Bar & Grill in Hillsboro Village. Geek Social is a monthly, no-agenda meeting of the minds of local talent—a chance to hang out with the other geeks in the community and see what's going on.

The Geek Social is open to geeks of all types; you don’t have to be a software geek, just a geek in your industry (you know who you are). We have project management geeks, graphic designer geeks, and even a film production geek. No RSVP is required, so just show up!

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