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Saturday: BootCamp PGH

Why I’ve not been blogging these last few weeks: I’ve been helping organize a terrific event that will happen Saturday. To wit:

BootCamp PGH logo. Yes, the background is a citified camouflage, thanks for noticing.

BootCamp PGH is a free one-day, immersive "entry level" workshop designed to educate students, small businesses and corporate communications professionals on the power and possibilities of new media. (That is, blogging, podcasting, social networks, and the like.)

WHEN: Saturday, April 21, from 9 AM to 4 PM
WHERE: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of the Allies, 15219
WHO: New media experts, aspiring new media creators, communications and PR personnel, and you!
HOW MUCH: Free!

153 registered attendees and counting… Register today! Preregistration closes at 4pm Friday, April 20. Walk-ins are welcome but they’ll miss out on freebies and giveaways at the event. Find out more and register at the BootCamp PGH website.

I’m leading the Intro to Blogging session at 10am with my fellow Pittsburgh Bloggers Christina Schulman and Mike Woycheck. Lots of fun and useful information will be delivered. Then I’ll be hanging out in the Mentor Lounge much of the day, helping people try out what they’re learning and answering questions one-on-one. I hope to see you there!

Something To Be Desired

The STBD cast pleads for donationsSome nice press in today’s Post-Gazette about Pittsburgh’s own web-based soap comedy, Something To Be Desired:

"Something To Be Desired," or "STBD" for short, is a hybrid of sitcom and soap opera. Its characters live in Pittsburgh and mostly work at a fictional radio station –WANT-FM — which is going quickly down the tubes. Their lives, relationships, career struggles, roommate issues and other comic situations are the story arcs of the weekly Web-only series.

I found out about STBD only recently, when creator Justin Kowanacki and others organized PodCampPittsburgh, so I’m having to catch up with the characters and the stories. It’s good stuff, especially Season 4 — check it out, and if you like it send them some cash to keep going.