July 20th, 2010

Interested in the latest in video technology? You won’t want to miss Broadercasting tonight

Interested in the latest in video technology? You won’t want to miss Broadercasting tonight

So maybe CivicApps and award ceremonies aren’t your speed. That doesn’t mean you have to sit and be bored tonight. Oh no, my friend. In the Portland tech scene, there are always at least a dozen things to do on any given night. And I thought this one might pique your video curious interest.

That’s right. Tonight is Broadercasting, an event hosted in part by local video encoding startup and former Portland Lunch 2.0 host Elemental Technologies.

So what’s the idea behind Broadercasting?

This event is an excellent opportunity for everyone who plays a role in the Oregon video technology scene to learn from each other and gain a better perspective on the full scope of video production and distribution technology. Software engineers will have the opportunity to see the needs of broadcasters first-hand and use that knowledge when developing solutions. On the flip side, broadcasters will get some insight on the particular challenges that engineers face in product development. OPB is opening its studio for a tour and a peek inside its control room.

The event is free and open to the public. Things kick off around 5 PM at OPB Studios. Food and drink will be provided. As will, no doubt, some wacky geeky discussions about video technology. I’m thinking that’s a pretty safe bet. To RSVP, call 503 443 2299 or email theoab@theoab.org.

Broadercasting is co-hosted by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), the Oregon Association of Broadcasters, and Elemental.

Can’t make it? You can still get involved with this group of forward thinking video types. Just join the LinkedIn group dedicated to bringing all types of Oregon video folks together, Northwest Video Technology Professionals.

For more information, see the Elemental blog post on Broadercasting.

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