The wifi question
David feels the blogosphere may be more prepared than LTS on the preparation for internet reportage of SETT (tagged SETT06), the largest learning festival/conference in Scotland, one of the biggest in Europe. In fairness, there were only
four four or five bloggers there last year - we all drank a wine together and felt very geeky. Providing wifi just for us would have been folly, and there was public internet kiosking available.
But since then we've blogged and podcast away, seeing many more join the blogwagon, most of them coming to SETT at some point and most of them likely to want to laud it up on their blogs. There are likely to be around 20 prominent Scottish bloggers and podcasters present and blogging, with an audience on this blog alone of around 35,000 people for the month around the Festival. Surely that 'free' marketing is worth paying out a little dosh, even if it is just to provide a wifi corner within the conference venues where we can all huddle and tap away? (Update: I've since found out how much this would actually cost - it's not a little dosh at all).
SETT has a stop-start blog itself, which was perhaps a little tame last year and certainly didn't attract much conversation. Maybe this year, if we can get more people to link to and from about the event, the blogging buzz (and potential marketing buzz) could be even greater. And the buzz isn't just about SETT but about SSDN and all sorts of new product launches.
Needless to say, I am struggling to find a sponsor for wifi for TeachMeet06. Anyone out there want to get their company (almost) free publicity to all these blog readers?