Going to the AMC

June 23rd - 25th is the 2006 Allied Media Conference in Bowling Green, Ohio. I'll be giving a workshop on Independent media publishing.

Basically, I'll cover setting up a CMS (drupal, natch) to allow for self-hosting of video posts, podcasts and blog entries. There's something very disturbing about the false "communities" springing up everywhere on the web, and I'm not sure I want to see what happens once we're all dependent on them.

Anyhow, I'm going to open up with a brief overview about some of the video and podcasting projects I'm working on at the moment, and start off slowly showing the main drupal install process and the required modules needed to get the show on the road.

Speaking about roads, I'll be driving there, leaving early Thursday morning and getting there at night. If anyone on my route (Montreal, Toronto, Windsor, Detroit) wants to come along, by all means let me know. I've posted a ride offer on the AMC rideboard.

I've never been to a media conference, so I don't really know what to expect. I hope I'm able to help someone at my workshop (hopefully there will be someone there besides me...) get started with their own video or podcasting site.


Friday, June 9th, 2006
Incognito's picture

I wish you luck and lots of fun with all of that.

Dunno if you already read Jack Kerouac: On the road.... but it is a nice lecture and a great Beat generation author... he wrote about just that.. driving and meeting people... through literature and travel...

Best of luck with your presentation too.


Sunday, June 25th, 2006
Andy Seymour's picture

Loved your presentation at AMC. Thank you for introducing us to Drupal. I will be looking into transferring our site over to a drupal site.


Monday, June 26th, 2006
stevenmansour's picture


Coming from you that's a great compliment - I learned so much in your workshop that really made me want to get back into podcasting in a big way.

You need any help at all, you let me know.



Monday, June 26th, 2006
MCH's picture

> Thanks again Steve, 'awesome' AMC presentation! Hunting for the best practices in open source development can be a meandering trek. In 80 minutes Steven Mansour delivered the How, Where, Why & What of open source video blogging to cut through all the fog and go from ignorance to scalable, affordable, content-rich development your grandson or grandmother could execute.
> As a writer with a '90's-era Front Page developer background I never broke out of - just got sick and tired of - you've breathed new life into, and made so efficient and possible, development of my copious domains in a way that will engage visitors and not require I inflate my production budgets.
> See you in the D for 2007 I hope. That's right readers, Detroit 2007 Allied Media Conference, heating up already. Be there too.
> Hilliz.com should hit v.1 in July now.

Monday, June 26th, 2006
stevenmansour's picture

Thanks for those kind words - I'm just glad I was happy to point out some tips and tricks to get your own videoblog running.

Open source software is well past point where it's the best solution to many of the development hurdles you might be facing now, and there is just so much "cool" to be done in, say, Drupal ;) that can put all those great ideas you've got brewing in your head onto the website.

I will definitely see you in 2007!



Monday, June 26th, 2006
Tom's picture

I would have to agree with Andy and MCH. I learned more from you in that session than in several workshops I have attended on podcasting/web site creation. I was amazed at HOW MUCH you covered. You have a gift at teaching. Thank you so much.

Monday, June 26th, 2006
stevenmansour's picture

Similar sessions I've attended in the past usually worked best by starting off with some concept and theory and then just jumping into "how we do this" practical stuff.

I'm not an educator, but I'm glad you were able to learn something from the workshop. I'm going to flesh out everything we talked about it and put it up on the AMC website and here.

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