Just a quick reminder about next Tuesday's meeting.
We look forward to seeing you.
The Tuesday, November 8th meeting of the Rocky
Mountain Internet Users Group (RMIUG) will discuss "
Podcasting: The Future of Broadcasting?"
Podcasting, the method of publishing audio and video
programs via a feed on the Internet, is exploding.
Not convinced? Well, consider the following:
* Researchers at Forrester predicted that the US
podcast audience will climb to 12.3 million households
* The popular Apple iTunes store recently added 3,000
podcasts for its millions of users to easily subscribe
* What started out as a request from, amongst others,
former MTV VJ Adam Curry (http://live.curry.com/), to
Dave Winer, RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
evangelist, for a way to deliver video and audio in
their RSS feeds in 2003, has spawned major media
companies including ABC, NBC, NPR, ESPN to begin
offering their own podcast programming in recent
* Even the venture capitalists are starting to get
involved: rumor has it that Kleiner Perkins Sequoia (a
large firm base in Silicon Valley) has funded Adam
Curry's Podshow to the tune (no pun intended) of $8.5
To explore this topic, RMIUG will bring in several
Gil Asakawa (GKAsakawa@...) is the
Executive Producer for the DenverPost.com, the website
of The Denver Post, one of Colorado's largest
newspapers. Gil is a writer, editor, and online
content consultant with over 20 years of experience
working for new media companies such as Digital City
Denver (a new media subsidiary of America Online),
Trip.com, and ServiceMagic. In 2003, he became the
Executive Producer for the DenverPost.com which
started providing daily podcasts this past May. Gil
will talk about his experience launching the Denver
Post's podcasts, the reception by its audience, and
its affect on a traditional print company.
Neal McBurnett (http://mcburnett.org/neal/) chairs the
Information Technology team at KGNU (independent
noncommerecial community radio for Boulder, Denver and
beyond). Neal has been involved with virtual
communities since he got hooked on Usenet at Berkeley
in 1979. He was a Distinguished Member of Technical
Staff at Bell Labs until 2001, and currently consults
with Internet2. He co-founded the Boulder Community
Network in 1993. Neal will talk about KGNU's effort
to expand its podcasting. He will also address
podcasting standards and support in free Content
Management Systems, and share some dreams and
questions about collaborative markup of audio content.
Joe Pezzillo (jpezzillo@...) Joe has been
working at the vanguard of media convergence for
nearly twenty years. He started doing radio at KGNU-fm
in Boulder, Colorado in 1987 and worked in broadcast
television and digital publishing for several years
prior to serving as creative director on the team at
Apple Computer's Electronic Media Lab in the mid 90s.
Joe founded one of the first internet-only radio
stations (GoGaGa.com) in 1996, grew the station's
audience to national prominence, patented the
company's pioneering streaming management and
personalization technology, and then passed the reins
to leading radio and internet investors three years
later. Joe will talk about his most recent work
producing a bi-weekly segment on citizen journalism
and remix culture for KGNU and being a podcast
Wikipedia on Podcasting:
Denver Post Podcasts: http://www.DenverPost.com
KGNU Podcasts: http://www.kgnu.org/ht/listencomp.html
Joe Pezzillo "On the Internets" podcast:
The meeting is Tuesday, November 8th from 7:00 - 9:00
pm (with optional 6:30 pm start for refreshments and
informal networking). The meeting will be held at The
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) at
1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. To get to NCAR from
the Boulder Turnpike (US 36) or Broadway (US 93), take
Table Mesa Drive west towards the mountains for
approximately 2.5 miles into the foothills. NCAR is at
the top of the hill. For door-to-door driving
directions, go to MapQuest (http://www.mapquest.com/),
click on Driving Directions, enter your starting
address, NCAR's address, and voila! Park in the NCAR
lot, go in the main door, and ask the guard to point
you to meeting, which is held in the main auditorium,
right off the lobby. The meeting is free and open to
the public, but we may pass the hat to help defray
Our meeting location seats about 120 people. That is
usually enough room to accommodate all attendees, but
it's impossible for us to predict how many people will
show up for any given meeting. Seating is always on a
first-come, first serve basis, and in the event of
more attendees than seats, we won't be able to admit
additional people into the auditorium after all seats
Thanks to our three sponsors who help make RMIUG
MicroStaff (www.microstaff.com) which provides
Creative and Technical talent for Web, Interactive
Media, Marketing Communications and Software
Development projects, is the sponsor of food and
beverages for RMIUG meetings.
ONEWARE (http://www.ONEWARE.com) -- a Colorado-based
software company that provides semi-custom web-based
applications, sponsors the RMIUG meeting minutes.
Copy Diva (http://www.copydiva.com) which provides
marketing project management, marketing communications
consulting, and web content development is the AV
sponsor for RMIUG.
Consultants and companies are invited to bring
Internet-related Product information, brochures, and
business cards which will be displayed on an
There are email mailing lists set up for this group.
To subscribe or unsubscribe, see
http://www.rmiug.org/maillist.html. You can also reach
the RMIUG "Executive" Committee at
rmiug-comm@.... Our web site is at
Please note that RMIUG is hosted at NCAR and we are
their guests. NCAR has security regulations in effect
that we must follow in order to use the facility. If
any RMIUG attendee is unwilling to follow these simple
regulations, I would ask that he or she not attend and
instead read the minutes after the meeting.
Here are the NCAR security policies that must be
1. No weapons.
2. Must sign in at front desk and provide name.
3. Cooperate with security folks including providing
ID if requested.
4. We are guests of NCAR so cooperation and courtesy
are expected when dealing with NCAR staff.
If there are any questions or concerns with this
policy, please contact me directly.
Thanks, Josh Zapin (josh@...).