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May Meeting

A great meeting today at Panera Bread at 13th and Grant in Denver. Len Edgerly, Goldie Katsu, Ronald Lewis, Mat Luschek, and Paul Swansen all in attendance. Great conversation and discussion about New Media and how it relates to Colorado. We’ll have links up to the various streaming sources that were recorded during the meeting this morning, a bit later.

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Downtown eyesore for the DNC?

Ok, this is just breaking news, and there’s no Artist Rendition yet. However first impressions are that it will be an eyesore in Downtown.

“Mega tent” planned for downtown Denver in time for DNC: “A new special events venue beneath whats being described as a ‘mega tent’ in downtown Denver will be built in time for the Democratic National Convention.”

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2008 Colorado Ski Season.

I’m posting this here also, as I had an idea. I’m wondering if anyone in the New Media arena has been covering or is currently covering the Colorado Ski Resorts and events and in general the Colorado Ski scene? Please feel free to comment and lets get a conversation going.

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I find this sort of journalism, sensational and certainly the headline was written to only draw readers. What’s missing, is any context of the story. What was the skier doing prior to the accident? Was the skier skiing out of bounds? Were there other skiers involved in the accident? What were the ski conditions at the time of the accident? What was the skiing experience of the skier who was killed? What was the response time of the Ski Patrol to the accident scene? Was the Ski Patrol, trained and competent to handle the emergency that they responded to?

Looking at the larger picture of the story there are at least two issues that come to mind. First, the story has no background of the number of skiers that have come to Colorado Ski areas in 2008. They also don’t have any breakdown of numbers of skiers at the 26 Ski Areas here in the State for 2008. I’d assert, a few minutes of fact checking and a simple table can give us numbers of skiers over the past year, and how 2008 compares with previous years. This sort of information would certainly put this story in a greater overall context. Secondly, the Ski Season in Colorado is a source of major income for the state all the way down to the local shop owners who rely on the skiers and the ski season for a portion of their annual income. A half done story like this helps no one. 9new.com we expect better.

Skier dies, record set for ski resort fatalities: “

VAIL – The Vail Ski Resort says a skier from the Denver area was killed after a skiing incident Saturday afternoon. This means a record 17 skiers have died on the slopes at Colorado resorts this season.

(Via KUSA-TV –.)

Skier dies, record set for ski resort fatalities

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A Conversation with Steve Garfield.

Fellow Denver Maker and co-founder of Denver Media Makers, Len Edgerly, recently had a conversation with Steve Garfield. Steve has hosted Boston Media Makers for the past two years and “He does talk about the nuts and bolts of moving toward making a living in this space, as well as what he’s learning right now about the new frontier of mobile live broadcasting.

So go ahead and download and give it a listen.

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New/Social Media and the Political Conventions.

I posted a news item taken from the Denver Business Journal today over on my personal weblog, entitled, “Denver and the DNC Convention.”

This got me thinking about not only trials and opportunities here for us in Denver, but also, the opportunities for those who are in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, for the Republican National Convention, September 1-4, 2008. This will be the first time that a Presidential Election will have the tools of New Media, Social Media, Personal Broadcasting, Twitter, along with other internet tools not yet available or though of yet.

I’ve yet to do any research, (ie: Googleing) to see if there is any organized effort on anyone’s part to offer a personal view of either convention. This would also reach to those who are distrustful of the Main Stream Media, and want more than the :30 second sound bites, carefully crafted evening news stories, and the prime time coverage by the three Networks and the Cable News Networks.

I’ll assert that this is a great opportunity to show, the power and presence of this medium that we’re currently living and growing with on an hour by hour basis.

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Recent Conversation

Recently I had the opportunity to have lunch and a conversation with Fred Ngo, CTO of StandoutJobs.com. Joining the lunch conversation were fellow web Coloradans Ronald Lewis and Jim Turner.

Saturday Meet up - StandoutJobs.com

Saturday Meetup - StandoutJobs.com

Fred was kind enough to give us the opportunity to ask him about StandoutJobs.com and the process of bringing the company to launch. Ron Lewis did the honours of recording the interview.

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First Meeting.

It was a sellout. Ok, so Len Edgerly and I were in attendance, and had a great time. Thanks for the kind follow up words, Doug Haslam and Mark Forman, and regrets, Goldie Katsu, and Kit Seeborg. We’ve taken the task now of more promotion and recruiting over the next two months and plan to have our next “formal” meeting on April 27th. It’s a Sunday so mark your calendars accordingly It will be held at the same location, the Panera Bread at 1330 Grant St, Denver, CO. We’ll plan on meeting at 10am.