Podcamp Toronto — Kudos to Karma

In an effort to become a bet­ter pod­caster and to make friends with the pod­cast­ing com­mu­nity, I attended Pod­Camp Toronto 2007 this week­end at the Rogers Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Cen­tre at Ryer­son Uni­ver­sity.

What a blast. What an amaz­ing‚com­mu­nity!

The shar­ing that went on was so unbe­liev­able that at any point dur­ing the weekend‚somebody could have eas­ily busted out a gui­tar and started singing Kum­baya! One of the biggest things we learned is that giv­ing, giv­ing giv­ing is the key to build­ing the strongest pod­cast­ing com­mu­nity pos­si­ble. When every­body gives — every­body receives.‚And give peo­ple did. Here are just some of the peo­ple that helped me this week­end. I apol­o­gize in advance if I left any­body out.‚ Mitch Joel — always an amaz­ing moti­va­tor, Julien Smith‚- great social net­work­ing speaker, Chris Penn — who I now refer to as ‘The Sage’, Mark Ble­vis, Bob Goyetche, Bryan Per­son, Jay Moohah, Hugh McGuire, Casey McK­in­non and Rudy Jahchan, Chris Bro­gan, Mike Moon, Vergel Evans, Brent Mor­ris, Michael Baily,‚Mark Juliano, Steve Say­lor, Peter O’Connell, Donna Papa­costa, Leesa Barnes, Jeff Per­sch‚and oth­ers that I will add in because I may have inad­ver­tently for­got­ten them.

Although I am rel­a­tively new to pod­cast­ing, I’d like to carry on‚the spirit‚of giv­ing. So this is an open invi­ta­tion to share the knowl­edge that I have. I know a bit about pod­cast­ing and I know a lot about pho­tog­ra­phy and a lot about pets. If any­one has any ques­tions about these sub­jects, it would be my plea­sure to help you if I can. Feel free to email me at‚photography.ca (a t) gmail (dot) com for any pho­tog­ra­phy ques­tions or pod­cast­ing ques­tions. Feel free to email me at pets.ca (a t) gmail (dot) com for any pet related ques­tions. If I can help — I will, and I’ll try to answer quickly as well. If I can’t help you, I can prob­a­bly refer you to some­one who can.


  1. Hey there, thanks for men­tion­ing me in regards to Pod­camp. It was awe­some meet­ing so many peo­ple, your­self included. I hope I was able to help out in any way I can.

    Steve “Snow­ball” Saylor

  2. Thanks for com­ing; it was a great event as you described, specif­i­cally because peo­ple like you made the effort to participate.

    I hope we get to work together sometime.

  3. Mike Moon says:

    Great dis­cus­sions with you Marko. Best of luck with your present and future projects and hope our paths cross again soon.

  4. Leesa Barnes says:

    Glad you had fun. I actu­ally call Mr. Penn “The One” after Mitch said Chris reminded him of some­one from The Matrix.

    Next Cana­dian stop on this pod­cast­ing jour­ney is in beau­ti­ful Kingston, so you may want to keep June free in your calendar.

    Thanks for mak­ing Pod­camp Toronto such a his­toric event.

  5. Bob Goyetche says:

    Thanks for being a part of my week­end Marko, wasn’t that fun? Let’s promise to do it again some­time.. Hmmm… maybe June ? :)

  6. Good to meet you, Marko! I look for­ward to see­ing you in Boston this fall, and pos­si­bly sooner.

    The Sage”, such as it is…

  7. I’m so glad you came out, and glad you gave all kinds of great par­tic­i­pa­tion. Here’s hop­ing what comes next for you is great! — Chris…

  8. Kum­baya indeed! LOL
    It was great to meet you, Marko. Hope to see you soon at another pod­cast­ing meetup.

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