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 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…
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.
#MetaBeers is go. We’re talking metatdata and me, some personal views. ^CJ— MetaBroadcast (@MetaBroadcast) May 18, 2016
I started, talking about oldskool radio carts, Alan Sugar, the BBC IMP, and what’s next #MetaBeers ^CJ— MetaBroadcast (@MetaBroadcast) May 18, 2016
Lots of screenshots to say: how can I find a football match, and ideally stream it now? #MetaBeers ^CJ— MetaBroadcast (@MetaBroadcast) May 18, 2016
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.