Due to a global popular demand, the New York City Digital Asset Managers Meetup group (NYC DAM Meetup) is beginning to record and post their Digital Asset Management (DAM) Meetups on YouTube.
Who wanted this online
DAM professionals, people aspiring to become DAM professionals, people just interested in Digital Asset Management and people just interested in what is going on have asked for the NYC DAM Meetups to be recorded and shared online for the past couple months.
They emailed, tweeted, left comments and messages pleading to sharing this content online.
So the three organizers of NYC DAM Meetups, Chad Beer, Michael Hollitscher and Henrik de Gyor (author of this blog) figured out how we could share this knowledge online with the right quality.
We looked to see what we could do to make this happen. Why were these local events so popular and in demand?
Maybe it is due to the fact we had 33 Meetups since Chad Beer created the NYC DAM Meetup back in July 2009.
Maybe it is because we had 8 Meetups in the first 5 months of 2013.
Maybe it is the great content and discussion we have shared among our Meetup members in person, including panel discussions on topics people want/need to hear about, such as:
- DAM in the TV Industry
- Autotagging and Crowdsourcing Metadata
- DAM after DAM
- DAM Hiring
- File Acceleration (this was the first NYC DAM meetup to be video recorded)
Maybe it is due to the fact that many people, even if they are in New York City, can not make it to the NYC DAM Meetup due to scheduling, geographic or limited space reasons. People still want to listen and learn from what is discussed at the NYC DAM Meetups. It only makes sense to video record our panel discussions in order to share this knowledge beyond scheduling constraints, across all time zones and through most geographic borders.
This is is why we decided to share the NYC DAM Meetups. Openly. Globally. Video online. Free of charge to all viewers.
As I visited other Meetups which I joined, some events were recorded while most were not. I visited a Meetup called MoDevDC (on Mobile Development in the Washington DC area. They record every Meetup because Mobile Application Development is kind of really popular right now and they too have a global audience. It happens that I know the person who is doing their video recording. So I did what anyone should do when they have an idea and see a potential solution in front of them. Ask lots of questions, explore what is possible and then plan a pilot project to see how realistic it is for all parties. We are very luckily, Anthony Allen was ready and willing to do this for the NYC DAM Meetup.
We are still working out the details on how to fund this initiative while we have people’s attention. Some are already interested in contributing to this.
Since YouTube is one of the most popular channels we decided to post these videos so there were no limitations. Sharing and embedding from YouTube is easy. This will be shared elsewhere. Now all you need to do is visit http://www.youtube.com/nycdam1
We plan to record the NYC DAM Meetups going forward.
Now you can literally see what happens when you ask to share openly.