a number of people have pointed me to Blog Philadelphia in the last 24 hours, but the credit goes to Brian Oberkirch for kicking off the conversation between me and conference organizer Annie Heckenberger.
From the website:
This two-day unconference will be open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike. There will be a few panels featuring leading tech pioneers spanning a wide spectrum of technology platforms and social media experience. We also plan to bring together a good cross-section of experts to lead break-out sessions covering various areas of social media: avatars, blogging/vlogging, mobile/sms technologies, online & mobile social networks, podcasting, PR in the world of CGM, virtual communities, community-edited news sites, social bookmarking, and of course, where and how marketing fits into all of this.
By partnering the resources of Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation and Philadelphia “stuff to do” blog UWISHUNU, this looks like it will be an incredible inaugural event to really kick things off for Philly.
Plus, Annie is excited about Independents Hall and using some of our ideas and resources, as well as cross promoting events.
The event, which is taking place July 12 and 13, is totally free and sounds like a fantastic time.
Hopefully this will be one of the events that really helps define this new culture that I’m working on creating here in Philly! I’m stoked to take my barcamp experience to an event like this, hopefully we can pull off something on the caliber of what Whurley put together for Barcamp Austin.
In other news, we’re kicking off a developer-based QA group tomorrow night with some folks that participated in the last few Juntos, and then this friday the coworking group is hosting a Jelly at a location still to be finalized. If you’re interested in participating in either, drop me a line ASAP.