Category Archives: Podcasts

005 – Community Podcast – GeekDinner/DDD5 – Adrian Sutcliffe

In this, the fifth Community podcast, I spend a few minutes chatting to Adrian Sutcliffe of the NxtGenUG, naturally the swag kings Dave & Rich get a mention! We talk about the sessions that Adrian attended at DDD5 and about the relative merits of “joining an IT-focused user group”. Recorded at The Riverside in Reading, it was raining, there were 40+ folks around. It was raining, so I had to filter the audio a little…hang in there, it’s still very understandable.

Download the podcast here. Transcript to follow.


I have a new podcast feed available too, you can subscribe to it here – and it works with Apple’s iTunes!

Related posts:
Podcasting – great advice
001 – Community Podcast – Dave McMahon, NxtGenUG
002 – Community Podcast – Ravi Nar – VistaSquad
003 – Community Podcast – Guy Smith-Ferrier – DotNetDevNet
004 – Community Podcast – Barry Carr, Gary Short, Hamish Hughson – North East of Scotland User Group

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004 – Community Podcast – Barry Carr, Gary Short, Hamish Hughson – North East of Scotland User Group

The first one with the music…and where we say thank you to the backroom folks, the Microsoft events staff, catering staff, security staff, etc. – all the folks that make events happen, but rarely receive any thanks.

In this, the fourth Community podcast, I spend a few minutes chatting to Barry Carr, Gary Short and Hamish Hughson of North East of Scotland .NET user group about the relative merits of “joining an IT-focused user group”. Recorded in The Riverside in Reading, it was raining, there were 40+ folks around – I was lucky to get some time to catch up with these guys as they start out with their user group. I was also able to elicit their thoughts on some of the DDD5 sessions that managed to attend. It was raining, so I had to filter the audio a little…hang in there, it’s still very understandable.

Download the podcast here. If you recognise the lady at the start and end of the podcast, well done, it’s Dave’s wife – she also does the NxtGenUG leader and trailer audio! Transcript to follow.


I have a new podcast feed available too, you can subscribe to it here – and it works with Apple’s iTunes!

Related posts:
Podcasting – great advice
001 – Community Podcast – Dave McMahon, NxtGenUG
002 – Community Podcast – Ravi Nar – VistaSquad
003 – Community Podcast – Guy Smith-Ferrier – DotNetDevNet

Related blogs:
Barry
Gary
Hamish

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003 – Community Podcast – Guy Smith-Ferrier – DotNetDevNet

In this, the third Community podcast, I spend a few minutes chatting to Guy Smith-Ferrier of DotNetDevNet user group about the relative merits of “joining an IT-focused user group”. Recorded on the day before DDD5, in a car, hence the background noise – I had to filter this a little to get rid of the engine noise, so apologies now for the sound quality. It’s still clear enough to hear everything that’s being discussed!

Download the podcast here. If you recognise the lady at the start and end of the podcast, well done, it’s Dave’s wife – she also does the NxtGenUG leader and trailer audio! Transcript to follow.


I have a new podcast feed available too, you can subscribe to it here – and it works with Apple’s iTunes!

Related posts:
Podcasting – great advice
001 – Community Podcast – Dave McMahon, NxtGenUG
002 – Community Podcast – Ravi Nar – VistaSquad
004 – Community Podcast – Barry Carr, Gary Short, Hamish Hughson – North East of Scotland User Group

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002 – Community Podcast – Ravi Nar – VistaSquad

In this, the second Community podcast, I spend a few minutes chatting to Ravi Nar of Vista Squad about the relative merits of “joining an IT-focused user group”. Recorded on the day before DDD5, we were sitting in a pub in Wargrave which itself sits on the river Thames. It was a great location to being podcasting from!

Download the podcast here. If you recognise the lady at the start and end of the podcast, well done, it’s Dave’s wife – she also does the NxtGenUG leader and trailer audio! Transcript to follow.


I have a new podcast feed available too, you can subscribe to it here – and it works with Apple’s iTunes!

Related posts:
Related posts:
Podcasting – great advice
001 – Community Podcast – Dave McMahon, NxtGenUG
003 – Community Podcast – Guy Smith-Ferrier – DotNetDevNet
004 – Community Podcast – Barry Carr, Gary Short, Hamish Hughson – North East of Scotland User Group

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001 – Community Podcast – Dave McMahon, NxtGenUG

In this podcast, the first of many, I spend a few minutes chatting to Dave McMahon of NxtGenUG about the relative merits of “joining an IT-focused user group”. Recorded on the day before DDD5, we were sitting in a pub in Wargrave which itself sits on the river Thames. It was a great location to being podcasting from!

Download the podcast here. If you recognise the lady at the start and end of the podcast, well done, it’s Dave’s wife – she also does the NxtGenUG leader and trailer audio! Transcript to follow.


I have a new podcast feed available too, you can subscribe to it here – and it works with Apple’s iTunes!

Related posts:
Podcasting – great advice
002 – Community Podcast – Ravi Nar – VistaSquad
003 – Community Podcast – Guy Smith-Ferrier – DotNetDevNet
004 – Community Podcast – Barry Carr, Gary Short, Hamish Hughson – North East of Scotland User Group

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Podcasting – great advice

If you’re thinking about getting into podcasting, the chaps over at NxtGenUG have some great advice!

Rich and Dave recorded a podcast live during a recent presentation they gave to a bunch of us IT Community/user group folks here in the UK. It was highly informative and entertaining – I would expect nothing less from Rich and Dave!

One key takeaway that the boys gave us was the need for a transcript for your podcast – this has huge benefits as the major search engines index the transcript text, thus helping people find your podcast! Of course, it’s open to abuse…I don’t know how it happened, but somebody mentioned “Paris Hilton” during the podcast, you can imagine the effect that’s going to have! I wonder what effect it might have on this posting?

The other nugget that I picked up on was the ability to augment RSS content such that Apple’s iTunes software can find your podcast too. I’m not a huge iTunes fan, but there are plenty of folks who are, so it’s a case of learning to target the many rather than the few. It revolves around the iTunes RSS extensions, an example of which you can see below. Apple have written up a spec, but there’s a good overview of the RSS extensions here. Kudos to Rich and Dave for opening my eyes (ii, both of them) to that one.

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NxtGenUG – PodCast RSS Feed
Dave and Rich on Technology
NxtGenUG
NxtGenUG Podcasts – A UK user group aimed at helping developers stay ahead of the game

Richard Costall
Podcast@NxtGenUG.net




http://www.NxtGenUG.Net Latest Podcasts brought to you by NxtGenUG
(c) 2006 NxtGenUG
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The One With The Live Audience …
NxtGenUG
The One With The Live Audience …
http://www.nxtgenug.net/Podcasts.aspx?PodcastID=35
This is a first … Well for Rich and Dave anyhow, a round of applause on a podcast introduction! Its the first LIVE podcast, recorded at the Community Leaders Day (CLD) on 29th June 2007. In front of most of the UK key Community Leaders, plus a good crowd of the Microsoft DPE staff, Rich and Dave strut their stuff and talk about how they go about actually making podcasts. With a live audience and questions, this is a podcast with a difference, even by NxtGenUG standards … enjoy! http://www.nxtgenug.net/Podcasts.aspx?PodcastID=35 Thu, 05 Jul 2007 18:16:23 GMT
NxtGenUG, Microsoft, SQL Server, Audacity, Edirol, Podcast, iTunes
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Download their podcast here.

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Forth Road Bridge – Podcast #2

My return trip north over the Forth Road Bridge, for Monday.

FRB Podcast #2 [2MB] – the one with the 4×4 driver. Monday 11/12/2006, Edinburgh to Fife, depart 1735, arrive 1826.

This one runs a little fast, you can hear the clicks between edit points. I edited a lot of content out, this one is just 10 minutes long.

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Forth Road Bridge – Podcast #1

I don’t know what compelled me to do this, but after The Scotman’s campaign for a second crossing (be it a bridge, a tunnel or something else) over the River Forth Firth Of Forth [thanks Colin!], I’ve decided to record my experiences crossing the Forth Road Bridge.

I’ve chosen to podcast my entire journey, edited down such that the 75 minute drive is a 30 minute podcast. I’ll cover the route south, i.e. from Fife over to Edinburgh and back again.

Over the course of a week, you’ll hear a lot of my views and opinions on what’s wrong with the commute over to Edinburgh. Editing the podcasts takes about an hour, so please be patient, I will get them all uploaded as soon as possible. Also, the sound quality isn’t production quality, but it’s clear enough to get the point across.

I’ve got a lot that I want to say about this journey, I’ll try and put together a blog post “real soon now”.

FRB Podcast #1 [6MB], Monday 11/12/2006, Fife to Edinburgh, depart 0745, arrive 0900. Notice the slight frustration build up towards the end of the podcast!

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