Since its launch in 2008 the OTN ArchBeat Podcast has regularly featured members of the OTN architect community and others in real, unscripted conversations about the trends, technologies, and tools that shape the world of application, solution, and enterprise architects. Thanks to listeners OTN ArchBeat Podcast has remained a Top-3 Oracle podcast over the last couple of years.
On a couple of occasions I have invited community members to take over the podcast as guest producers, picking the topic and selecting the panelists for the discussion. I have created this discussion thread as a means of expanding that practice.
So what does it mean to be a guest podcast producer? It's easy! I do all of the technical heavy lifting. All you do is pick the topic, select the guests, and come up with the questions. I'll make all the arrangements, record the conversation, and do all of the post production. That leaves you free to bask in the glory of your new-found fame as an OTN podcast producer.
How do you make that happen? It's easier than a real easy thing:
- Click here to submit a suggested discussion topic and a list of up to 4 additional panelists (that means you and four of your colleagues). Note: the link won't work unless you are logged into your Community account.
- Notify everyone you know to vote for your idea. Proposals will be prioritized based on community support.
- If your proposal is selected I will get in touch to make arrangements to record the podcast.
Easy enough, right?
Perhaps a bit more information is in order...
As an OTN ArchBeat Podcast Guest Producer your responsibilities include:
- Very little else.
As a guest producer you do nothing more than pick the topic for discussion during the podcast, pick the people who will do the talking, and maybe write up a few questions in advance. I will set the date, contact all of the panelists, and take all other steps that are necessary to make everybody look brilliant.
The discussion itself is nothing more than you, me, and your selected panelists sitting around talking, just as you and your colleagues would over coffee or drinks. As I often tell my own podcast guests, this is a conversation, not a presentation. You have conversations like this all the time. The only difference is that this one will be recorded and "broadcast" to the OTN ArchBeat audience, the very same audience that made the OTN ArchBeat Podcast the #2 Oracle podcast in July, and consistently keeps the podcast in the top 3.
The podcast recording is done over Skype, so all of the participants can stay in their pajamas, or whatever. (I don't want to contemplate the "whatever.") The actual conversation lasts no more than 30 minutes. The recording is very lightly edited, and only then to remove sneezing fits or the seemingly inevitable sounds of one of the panelists chewing on potato chips.
Bottom line: Even though you get to be the Guest Producer, I still do all of the heavy lifting. You're the star, while I do the grunt work. Where else are you going to find a deal like that?
To submit your idea for a podcast, just click here.
(Remember, you must be logged in in order to submit podcast ideas.)