1. The Plan8 Podcast host, Patrick Roanhouse, was in the crowd for the first IgniteDC event. Hosted by Jared Goralnick and Steve Lickteig.

    For those that don't know what Ignite is

    "About Ignite

    Five minutes, 20 slides. What would you say? At every Ignite, 16 artists, technologists, thinkers, and personalities take the stage to answer this challenge. Our goal is to spark new conversations and collaborations across cultures and disciplines."

    The speakers in this first part are:

    Mike Subelsky
    "Undoing Your Social Training and Creative Inhibitions in Five Minutes"

    Our culture inculcates several behaviors that harm creative, entrepreneurial people: we're taught to avoid conflict and real, open honesty with one another, and we're taught to fear failure. This may work for creating a polite, civil society, but it doesn't serve the individual who is trying to make a difference. But there's hope! Improv theater actors have devised many techniques for overcoming these tendencies which enables them to create inventive stories extemporaneously. Mike will share ways to combat creative inhibitions gleaned from six years of teaching and performing improv theater,
    About Mike Subelsky:

    Mike Subelsky is a hacker and improviser, and a founding member of the Baltimore Improv Group (BIG). He has performed all over the country with BIG, has taught improv classes to hundreds of students, and was a member of the National Comedy Theater in San Diego. He is the co-founder of the Internet startup company OtherInbox and is the co-organizer of Ignite Baltimore

    Matt Billings
    "Radiohead, Babies, & SMS Magic"

    Coupling broadcast email notifications with SMS services can yield powerful tools for a variety of tasks. I first developed a simple notification app to help me score pre-sale Radiohead tickets, and later expanded this into a robust notification service to announce my son’s birth last fall. But these examples are just a hint of what’s possible. This presentation will describe the application architecture and explore future possible iterations, including integration with social media API’s.
    About Matt Billings:

    Matt Billings is a Sr. Software Engineer at Threespot Media, LLC. When he's not coding, or taking care of his new son, he makes beer and takes pictures of stuff. He retired from a brief career as a Zamboni driver in 1995.

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  2. While out in California in January for Macworld 2009 I was able to use twitter to setup an interview with Revision3 podcast host Patrick Norton (twitter). It snowballed from being just Patrick Norton to also Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback (twitter), whom I had met at the Diggnation Live Show/Meetup at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. This is the same event in which I was recorded in Episode 186 - Live In Los Angeles! as the Palm Centro & Macbook Pro loving break dancing heckler. As the day came for the interview, Revision3 Producers Roger Chang (twitter) and David Prager (twitter) also joined in to be interviewed on camera for The Plan8 Podcast.

    So over the next five video session podcasts The Plan8 Podcast visits Revision3.

    On Todays show:

    The Plan8 Podcast host, Patrick Roanhouse (Twitter), sits down with one of the many people that inspired him to make The Plan8 Podcast, Revision 3 Host and Producer, Patrick Norton. Patrick Norton tested products and wrote for PC Magazine, Computer Shopper, and InfoWorld, and managed the hardware reviews section of Windows Sources magazine. Patrick was also the co-host and managing editor of the now defunct TechTV Technology show “The Screen Savers” and Ziff Davis Media’s podcast “DL.TV”. Currently he hosts and co-hosts Revision3’s podcast properties “Systm” and “Tekzilla“.

    In today’s session we talk to Patrick about:

    * Evolution of media production for the web.
    * Kicking it old school with tech.
    * The hay days of TechTV
    * Evolution of independent citizen made content.
    * From the days of Public Access to YouTube.
    * The tragic passing of a good friend and colleague
    * The ability of being open to the public about personal demons
    * Toys at CES that Patrick Norton wants

    The Music in today’s podcast was:

    Blow the SID By EightMinusEight of the 8bitcollective

    Media and Revision3 Logo provided by Revision3

    This podcast is released by its owner, Patrick Roanhouse, under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA License.

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  3. The Plan8 Podcast had the honor of being the first to cover a brand new conference, the “Teens In Tech Conference“. It was held on January, 31st 2009 at the Microsoft San Francisco offices. It was spearheaded by the young and energetic sixteen year old entrepreneur Daniel Brusilovsky (Twitter). Daniel and conference co-organiser Sam Levin (Twitter) were able to pool a wide range guest speakers at this first of it’s kind conference (Speaker List).

    In today’s video podcast I will continue to forgo my typical interview style. I will share videos of just some of the guest speakers and panels I was able to record from the “Teens In Tech Conference”

    Todays Podcast features:

    Derek Johnson (Twitter)

    Derek is the 23 year old CEO of internet startup, Tatango.com. With the vision to provide groups a free, easy and fast way to communicate with group members via SMS, Derek founded Tatango.com in 2007. Initially started as a way for his Fraternity to communicate with his Fraternity brothers, Tatango.com has grown to the leader in it’s industry. As CEO, Derek is primarily focused on how to best translate user needs into a great service while directing Tatango.com in their strategic direction. A 23-year-old former student of the University of Houston Entrepreneurial program, Derek has raised half a million dollars in investments for the company from private investors and the Bellingham Angel Group. Tatango.com has done over 35 million messages since their launch and services all types of groups such as College organizations, churches, athletic teams, political candidates and non-profit groups. As any entrepreneur will tell you, launching a company is hard work. Derek, a self proclaimed workaholic puts in 100+ hour workweeks to fulfill his vision of Tatango.com. Derek and the Tatango.com team have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Seattle Times, TechCrunch, CNET, and other national publications.


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