Category Archives: Vic Podcaster

PodCamp West – what a blast

PodCamp West is over. It was such a blast, and I am still recovering from it.

Got to go back to Venue today with Jitu to clean-up and do some paper work.

I will update the blog later in date after I had some sleep.

– Vic Podcaster


Podcamp West PreParty – We had a blast

We had a blast at the PodCamp West pre-party at The Mint.

Karaoke bar added spice to the party mood with the folks singing on the stage. It was fun to listen to different podcasters singing and watch them dance. Normally you hear these folks only talk on their show — but if you show up at the PodCampWest pre-party, you also get to watch them dance and sing. 😉

I will post the pictures later – got to catch some sleep tonight for tomorrows day long event and after party.

See you all at the PodCampWest on Saturday.

-Vic Podcaster

PodCamp West Sessions – Sessions page is now unlocked on PodCampWest Wiki

We have done our best to schedule the Panels on Track 1 and accommodate as many folks as we could. Please do not make any changes to Track 1.

The session’s page on PodCampWest Wiki is now ‘unlocked’. That means you can make changes to Track 2.

Track 2 is for you to add your sessions/talk and many slots are open on both days. Email me if you have any difficulties adding the sessions – modifying the page is pretty straight forward. All the table layout and time info is already there. All you have to do is just remove the text which says ‘open slot’ in a time slot in Track 2 and type-in your session/talk description.

-Vic Podcaster

PodCamp West – WiFi is up and running

Larry setup and tested PodCamp West WiFi network today. Thank you larry, ‘The Networking Guru’, you rock. Larry tweaked the WiFi base station to get every ounce of signal he could get, by using custom Linux firmware. So officially the Podcamp West wifi is running on Linux. 🙂

We are getting good solid 54Mbps throughout the venue on both levels.

There are two WiFi bases setup. Here are the names/id you will see.

1. Podcampwest1

2. Podcampwest2

WEP key for both the WiFi stations is ‘Podcasting’ . Lets keep the WEP key a secret… shhhhhhh…. 😉

-Vic Podcaster

PodCamp West Audio system – We need help

Some folks have emailed me asking about the audio system. Here is what we will be setting up tomorrow:

In the main hall (downstairs), we are setting up the sound system tomorrow. Sound system consists of a small ( 8 channel) Mackie board with 5 stage microphones, small table stands and JPL speakers.

In fact we are short… and need help.

1. …if you can help bring a mic or two, please do. We will really appreciate it.

2. Also it will be awesome, if you can help with a Wireless mic, which we can use to get the questions from the audience.

The hall upstairs has a seating capacity of 60 people. The acoustics of the hall are good and no sound system is required.

Bring in your mobile Podcasting rig/gear if you want to record the sessions.

Thanks in advance for helping.


-Vic Podcaster

PodCamp West Count Down – 2 days left

PodCamp West is only 2 days away. You coming to the Pre-Party … Right…?

Oh! Today was a very hectic day. I spent almost all my afternoon and evening at the PodCamp West venue. I am sorry if you called or emailed me and I did not get back to you…

So what we did today…

  1. We did the layout at the venue and organized both the halls, and got the stage ready.
  2. Networking – We brought two live network links and tested the WiFi – We got full venue covered including corners. 🙂

Tomorrow we are going back to take care of the following:

  1. Audio System in the main hall.
  2. Bring in Water & Soda.
  3. Bring in Chips, snacks, energy bars to get you going throughout the day.
  4. Setting up the snacks and drinks counter
  5. Layout the Sponsors demo area.

Thanks are in order – many thanks to Larry and Jetu, for helping me out doing this back breaking work, moving chairs and tables and organizing things. For those who don’t know, Larry and Jetu are both volunteering for PodCampWest and have given almost this entire week to help prepare for the PodCampWest. Larry is a networking guru and Jetu is a mobility experts and plays with cell phone handsets at chip level. Both are cool guys and you will meet them at the PodCamp West.

Thanks to Mr. Guy, the event hall manager, for giving us the venue two days in advance. J You rock and the whole community thanks you. Having early access to the venue is so great and comforting.

The venue is looking very nice. More later.

-Vic Podcaster

PodCampWest countdown has started – 3 days left

Hi folks,

PodCamp West Countdown has started. We are three days away from historic event.…. We have got so much response that we are overwhelmed…..this is going to be pretty exciting event and a lot bigger than I originally imagined. It is amazing how everybody is helping out to make it happen.

Many thanks are in order and I will make sure the community knows about the people who are helping in.

I am happy to report that many people have stepped in to Sponsor the PodCamp and you can find complete list at .

I will have tons and announcement to make throughout the day – stay tuned to the blog and subscribe to the RSS feed.



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