Category Archives: DC Media Makers Events

DC Media Makers at NPR Oct 28th: Presentation by Aram Zucker-Scharff

This month’s “conversation starter” at DC Media Makers has so many fantastic projects in the works, I can’t wait for him to spend some time with us in a few weeks.

He’s Aram Zucker-Scharff.

As technology manager, Aram is galvanizing digital projects online at George Mason University’s Office of Student Media. From community journalism to online video to video editing software, he’ll demonstrate a range of cool media seeking our feedback in the process.

Aram’s very interested in hearing reactions to:

And chocolate? It’ll be there.

Want to talk shop on Twitter? Media making conversations continue; just search the hashtag #DCMM.

DC Media Makers at NPR 9/30: 2 Great Presentations, Andy Carvin and Mana Rabiee!

IMPORTANT NOTE: September’s meeting has been moved to September 30, instead of the previously scheduled September 23.

This meeting is going to be fantastic! Look at who we have lined up for September 30th:

Andy Carvin, DC Media Makers co-founder and NPR Senior Social Media Strategist, will be speaking about PublicMediaCamp: Strengthening Public Broadcasting Through Community Collaboration.

Ever since the NPR API came out a year ago, we’ve toyed around with the idea of inviting local coders to NPR headquarters over pizza and beer to see what kinds of apps and mashups we could come up with together. It seemed like a fun idea, but we realized there was an opportunity for something even more powerful. What if we brought together all sorts of people interested in collaborating with public radio and public TV, to see what we could come up with, including digital tools, citizen journalism and other types community-centered initiatives?

As we talked with our colleagues across the public media system and beyond, it became clear we needed to host a really big camp – a national PublicMediaCamp, that is.

Mana Rabiee is an Iranian-American multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker whose career has taken her to New York, Paris, Tehran and the UK. Before coming to Washington, Mana was a news anchor for PressTV, Iran?s state-run 24-hour English-language news network. She is the recipient of documentary production grants from international film festivals and is currently in post-production on a feature-length doc about Iran?s Basij youth. Her latest video work will commence the Fall schedule of Focal Point, an online-exclusive series of documentary shorts from Wide Angle. Mana currently reports local news for WAMU-FM, the National Public Radio affiliate in the nation?s capitol.

Mana will screen some of her online clips, share production notes as a documentarian, and seek feedback about her online storytelling.

…and cookies.

Also, we’ve started using Meetup instead of Socialzr, because it makes organizing these events and the RSVPs a whole lot easier (and cuts down a lot on the spam RSVPs!).

RSVP (and learn more about this month’s meeting) here: www.meetup.com/dc-media-makers/calendar/11369630/

Want to talk-up speakers on Twitter or chat on our meetups there in general? Our very own Twitter hashtag: #dcmm

Best till then (remember, September 30th),

Jill F.

Join Us 1/29th: DC Media Makers at NPR

Join us!

To RSVP (…so we ensure your comfort!):
http://www.socializr.com/event/846446729.

NPR and our January meetup:
Big thanks to guru media maker at National Public Radio – Andy Carvin – for hosting us.

DC Media Makers and you:
When it comes to making media, DC Media Makers’ preferred MO is “have fun, learn, create, share, repeat.”

So are you passionately interested in all things digital education i.e. online video, podcasts, mobile blogging, screencasting, and more?

If so – don’t walk but RUN to join in.

No matter what your level of experience with digital tech or media, there’s a place for you here. Share a favorite online video clip from your personal or professional portfolio or a new editing software or other production tips or a new project idea.

Bottom line:
DC Media Makers is the ‘big tent’ for peer learning and promoting digital literacy in DC.

What’s up for our next meetup:
A few folks will share their cool media projects-in-motion, including:

Gabriela Schneider, Sunlight Foundation

Jill Foster on public presentations, tech, & your opinion

And you?

…it’s casual sharing yet with enthusiasm at the core. So share with us what you’re creating with digital tech.

And remember our feedback community:

–Do you want feedback on any particular media project or concept on your mind? We’re glad to listen and offer suggestions in that frank yet friendly way.

Will there be snacks?
…likely!

Address & conference room:
NPR
635 Massachusetts Ave NW
board room east (upstairs from lobby, down hall to right)
(2) blocks north of Chinatown

Metro:
Gallery Place/Chinatown, red, green, yellow lines

Upon arrival at NPR’s lobby:
Inform security you’re attending the DC Media Makers meeting. They’ll grant access from there (note above directions to the specific conference room).

To RSVP (…so we ensure your comfort!):
Just sign up via this Socializr’s link: http://www.socializr.com/event/846446729

National Public Radio hosts DC Media Makers – join us: rsvp now for Thursday, 10/16th

DC Media Makers is the ‘big tent’ for peer learning and promoting digital literacy in Washington, DC. When it comes to making media, DC Media Makers’ preferred MO is “have fun, learn, create, share, repeat.”

NOTE MEETUP DATE CHANGE:
The originally scheduled meetup at NPR — on Wednesday, the 15th — has been changed to October 16th, Thursday.

And please RSVP again at this NEW RSVP LINK:
Just sign up via this Socializr’s link: http://www.socializr.com/event/753829633

BRING FRIENDS!
…and kindly ask them to RSVP just to ensure space and snacks are plentiful.

TO RSVP, just visit http://www.socializr.com/event/753829633

Thanks all for the patience and enthusiasm (meetup directions and details follow below).

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NEW DATE CHANGE TO:
Thursday, October 16th, 6:30PM-8:00PM

Join DC Media Makers’ next meetup (at National Public Radio!)
Thursday, October 16th, 6:30PM-8:00PM

To RSVP:
Just sign up via this Socializr’s link: http://www.socializr.com/event/753829633

NPR and our October meetup:
Big thanks to guru media maker at National Public Radio – Andy Carvin – for making this happen.

DC Media Makers and you:
When it comes to making media, DC Media Makers’ preferred MO is “have fun, learn, create, share, repeat.”

So are you passionately interested in all things digital education i.e. online video, podcasts, mobile blogging, screencasting, and more?
If so – don’t walk but RUN to join in.

No matter what your level of experience with digital tech or media, there’s a place for you here. Share a favorite online video clip from your personal or professional portfolio or a new editing software or other production tips or a new project idea.

Bottom line:
DC Media Makers is the ‘big tent’ for peer learning and promoting digital literacy in DC.

For Thursday, Oct 16th:
Bring you, your laptops, and your championed gadget gear.

At this meetup, a few folks will share their cool media goals-in-motion (including projects at NPR!).

And remember our feedback community:
–Do you want feedback on any particular media project or concept on your mind? We’re glad to listen and offer suggestions in that frank yet friendly way.

Also on Oct 16th, we’ll casually breakout into groups to work on projects or test out new tools that you want to teach us.

Will there be snacks?
…likely!

Address & conference room:
NPR
635 Massachusetts Ave NW
board room east (upstairs from lobby, down hall to right)
(2) blocks north of Chinatown

Metro:
Gallery Place/Chinatown, red, green, yellow lines

Upon arrival at NPR’s lobby:
Inform security you’re attending the DC Media Makers meeting. They’ll grant access from there (note above directions to the specific conference room).

To RSVP:
Just sign up via this Socializr’s link: http://www.socializr.com/event/753829633

Tell me more about DC Media Makers(!)
Dive in: dcmediamakers.wordpress.com

NEW DATE CHANGED TO:
Thursday, October 16th, 6:30PM-8:00PM

MAY’s MEETUP at NPR will be re-scheduled! may 1st meetup has been canceled

npr

***** PLEASE NOTE: THE MAY 1ST DC MEDIA MAKER MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED
AND WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED SOON******

Great news for a new meeting space:
The ever fantastic HQ for National Public Radio has offered use
of their conference room for our next meeting.

Big thanks to Andy Carvin for making this happen
(of note, Andy just launched NPR’s Get My Vote online video tool
— which is dynamite http://www.npr.org/getmyvote/).

Next meetup – save the date!
To be re-scheduled!

RSVP via Socializr link, thanks!
http://www.socializr.com/event/444478440

Who, What, Why:
-It’s media mashup time.

-This meetup, you are the media teachers and enthusiasts.

-So join us for a media making mashup where the #1 goal
is to share enthusiasm and teach, learn, and teach some more
your favorite media tools (…and have a blast).

-The primary, passionate mission of DCMM is to learn & practice
media literacy, certainly with video at the core of our suite of interests.
There’s Qik, Utterz, live web casts, & more for online video and interactive media.

-So what’s your favorite tool and why? And would you show us how to use it?!

-Bring laptops & anything in your techi trunk you want to share.

-It’s mashup time…are you ready?!

But I just want to observe & mind meld…
Great! Join us, watch, learn, or observe over shoulders.

Address & conference room:
NPR
635 Massachusetts Ave NW
board room east (upstairs from lobby, down hall to right)
(2) blocks north of Chinatown

Metro:
Gallery Place/Chinatown, red, green, yellow lines

Upon arrival at NPR’s lobby:
Inform security you’re attending the DC Media Makers meeting. They’ll grant access from there (note above directions to the specific conference room).

***** PLEASE NOTE: THE MAY 1ST DC MEDIA MAKER MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED
AND WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED SOON******

Jan, Feb, DC Media Makers Meeting Dates

1/31 6:30-8PM

2/21 6:30-8PM

Address: 1150 18th NW Suite 1020,Washington DC 20036 at Internet2
Metro: one block from Farragut North (red) or 1.5 blocks from Farragut West (orange/blue)
Time: 6:30-8:30

You MUST RSVP 48 hours in advance to jillmfoster@gmail.com in order to attend

Meeting Dates for the rest of the year. Next one 9/13/2007, Thurs 6:30PM