Chris Jackson

#metabeers 15 june 2016: finding content

Summer is almost here, and we’re in for a good trio of sunny #MetaBeers sessions, all booked in at the Yorkshire Grey. In May lots of people stepped up to talk about their own experiences with metadata, and we were treated to the only metadata pub quiz with floral prizes, and excellent food and drink.

The next date for your diary (as advertised in our newsletter) is Wednesday 15 June from 6:30pm for a 7pm start. We’ll be talking about our own experiences of finding content. Join us!

metabeers june 2016

#MetaBeers are our monthly get together with colleagues, friends, partners, and likeminded folks. They are spoken in plain English, and are a fun night out where we all expand our views as we consume the best ales and finger foods an English pub has to offer.

june: discovering content

In June we’re going to talk about finding content. Tell us the story of how you found a favourite show, or perhaps how you tried and failed. And we’ll do the same. No CDNs or caches were hurt in the process…

the plan

We’re putting the finishing touches to our schedule. Here’s the plan for the evening, so far:

  • chris — simple but interesting
  • emils — money ate my recommendations
  • rita — knowledge is power
  • martins — finding new content
  • phil — i’m going through changes
  • mirona — discovering live
  • …and finally luke — for the one and only metadata pub quiz, with prizes

how does it work?

You sign up to #MetaBeers, RSVP the invite, and come along with all the +1s you like. We prepare talks, buy pints & treats, then we all gather round and make merry. We’re having as many 5 minute talks as needed to cover the theme, but never more than 1 hour. If you’d like a spot (this month, in May, etc.) on the running order, do get in touch*.

back in may: metadata and me

This is all follows on from May where we talked about metadata and me. Every talk offered a fairly unique perspective on each person’s relationship with video and audio data.

next time: what about july?

In July we’re going to talk about live. Whether on TV or on a phone, whether it’s a huge global event or your friends doing something interesting, there’s a power to watching something that’s happening right now. Even Mark Zuckerberg agrees. Tell us your view…

and in august?

Looking further into the future, in August TV will be dominated by the Olympics, those 2 weeks in every 4 years where a significant part of the world comes together to watch live a set of mostly otherwise minority sports. #MetaBeers will be right in the middle of it. We’ll watch some, talk some, and discuss what can be learned for the other 206 weeks of each 4 year Olympic cycle.

But that’s still a way away. For now, please do join us on Wednesday, June 15th.

* drop a comment here, pick up the phone, tweet at @metabroadcast, reply our invite (signed up yet?), write us an email, come to the pub and register—lots of ways to get in touch with us!

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