Podcasting & Screencasting in Rails

Location: Portland Ballroom 252 Level: Novice
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A Panel discussion with Gregg Pollack (Rails Envy Podcast), Ryan Bates
(Rails Casts), Chistopher Haupt (Learning Rails), Michael Slater
(Learning Rails), and Geoffrey Grosenbach (Peepcode & Ruby on Rails

If you ever want to do your own podcasting or screencasting this panel
will be packed full of useful information. Each panelist will answer
the following questions:

1. How do you prepare for, create, and publish your podcast? This
includes setup, production, and what microphone and software tools do
you use?

2. What advice do you have to someone who wants to jump into
podcasting? Tips & Tricks?

3. What Podcasts do you listen to / watch, and why?

4. What Podcast doesn’t exist in the world, which you really wish
someone would create?

If we have time we’ll take some audience questions and continue the
discussion later that night at 9 PM at the Podcast Meetup Birds of a
Feather. Feedback about our podcasts is most definitely welcome!

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Gregg Pollack

Open SourceCraft

Gregg Pollack is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about teaching software development online. Most recently he is the host of Open SourceCraft, a show about the people who are passionate about Open Source Software. He also founded Code School, an online software programming school which was acquired by Pluralsight, Envy, a web application development firm, and Starter Studio, Orlando’s first technical accelerator now in it’s seventh class. He is on the advisory board for the FireSpring Fund, Orlando Chamber of Commerce, Canvs Co-working space, and the Rollins Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship.

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Ryan Bates


I host and produce the Railscasts screencasts.

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Christopher Haupt

Webvanta Inc.

Christopher Haupt is a software architect, developer, author, and educator with over 25 years experience. He’s currently CTO and co-founder of Webvanta Inc., where he is building a SaaS product that enables web designers to quickly and inexpensively launch sophisticated web sites using structured data driven content and no need for back-end programming. He likes to contribute back to the Ruby on Rails community via BuildingWebApps.com, a resource for web developers built on the Webvanta platform. He is the co-host of the popular LearningRails.com pod and screencasts.

Christopher was previously the Director of Engineering of Consumer and Hosted Application and Online Services at Adobe Systems. Much of his focus while at Adobe was on architecture and building a wide variety of online-enabled technologies and back-end infrastructure for the popular Photoshop line of products. He was the Senior Engineering Manager on Adobe Photoshop Extended, a founding Engineering Manager for Photoshop Elements, and lead on a number of early Consumer titles such as PhotoDeluxe.

Learn more about Christopher and Webvanta.com

Michael Slater


Michael Slater is President of Collective Knowledge Works, Inc. In addition to developing and managing BuildingWebApps.com, he operates BoatingSF.com, a resource for boating on San Francisco Bay.

Michael was previously Director of Technology Strategy at Adobe Systems. He joined Adobe when it acquired Fotiva, a venture-funded startup he cofounded to create a better user experience for consumers moving to digital photography.

Prior to Fotiva, he was President of MicroDesign Resources, where he created the Microprocessor Report newsletter and the Microprocessor Forum conference.

Michael began his career as an R&D engineer at Hewlett-Packard and was an independent engineering consultant from 1980 through 1987.

Michael is the author of several books, including Organize Your Photos with Photoshop Elements 3.0, The Photoshop Album 2.0 Book, RISC Microprocessors, and Microprocessor-Based Design.

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Geoffrey Grosenbach

Ruby on Rails Podcast

Host of the Ruby on Rails Podcast. Blogs at Nuby on Rails. Publisher and producer of PeepCode Screencasts.

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Mike Clark

The Pragmatic Studio

Mike is the author of Advanced Rails Recipes and runs
The Pragmatic Studio, a series of public
workshops on Ruby, Rails, and other technologies.

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