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Social media users at the ready: it's almost time for PodCamp Pittsburgh

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Social media is about all interaction and so is PodCamp Pittsburgh.
 
The self-described “un-conference” is back September 17-18, giving Pittsburghers of all technical abilities a new chance to talk new media. 
 
The free event is designed to cover a range of topics of interest to casual users, bloggers, programmers, business owners and others. 
 
Now in its sixth year, PodCamp is known for its laid-back approach and open discussions between attendees and speakers. 
 
Popular sessions in previous years featured the KISS Morning Freak Show hosts (avid users of social media) and local blogger Virginia Montanez a.k.a. PittGirl.
 
PodCamp attracts a healthy mix of old hands and social media newbies, says Missy Sorg, a member of the organizing team.  For Sorg, the people make the event.
 
“The nice thing is that it’s completely our city.  We have local presenters and local attendees,” she says.  “It’s for everybody.  You can be an individual, a business, a newbie, or someone concretely in social media.”
 
This year PodCamp moves down the street from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh to Point Park University.  The new location offers more space for the event, including overflow rooms with live video feed, and a separate lunch area for continued conversation. 
 
It’s not too late to present at PodCamp yourself. Submit your session topic by August 31.  PodCamp Pittsburgh will announce this year’s sessions on September 1. 
 
Writer: Lindsay Derda
Source: Missy Sorg, PodCamp Pittsburgh
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