One of the many places I volunteer my time is TechPHX. If you don’t know, it is a weekend unconference covering just about anything technology and social media related. Podcasts, video, photography, code… sessions for anyone who wants to learn a little more about these things (and more) and apply them to what they do. This year it is happening November 16 & 17.
What you do can be anything as well. To the casual blogger who needs to learn some WordPress basics, to the Podcaster who wants to learn more about editing software, to the business person who wants to make better use of social media, I can’t think of any person that wouldn’t get something out of attending. It’s about community first, and building that community to bring us all a little closer together. You can learn more about TechPhx here, and also check out last year’s sessions here.
Since it is community first, we have always had pride in the fact that we could remain low-cost. Conferences can get very expensive! We also know that paying more doesn’t necessarily mean you will get more out of it. This is why attending for the weekend is a mere $10, basically to just cover some prizes and supplies that sponsors do not. This week however, we are having a special registration discount for You Tube’s Geek Week– FREE registration using the “GeekWeek” promotional code! You can read more about it on the TechPhx blog.
TechPhx is one of my favorite events to volunteer for, because I know first-hand the value. Technology and the Internet isn’t going anywhere, it will only keep advancing and growing. It’s important to have a place where you can learn to handle it, and share what you know with others. AND have a good time! TechPhx is all of that rolled into one weekend. Check out the website, register to attend OR speak, and I’ll see you in November!