Yes, we are a bunch of audiophiles and geeks who love to stream, but..
CodeBass Radio helps people feel connected to the community.
People who work from home or isolated in an office or cube have remarked to us on a number of occasions that listening helps them stay connected in ways they otherwise could not due to time constraints. Others love to chat on Twitter and other social media but don’t always think they have something worthwhile to say. Interacting with other CodeBass Radio listeners gives them another valid excuse to get involved. Many have found, as a result, that they actually DO have worthwhile things to say when it comes to their careers and knowledge on other matters.
CodeBass Radio enriches the community and helps it to GROW.
“What do I care about growing the community?” You should care about growing the community because it promotes the people and technologies at the community’s core. It helps keep them viable. The more you support and promote your community, the more it benefits YOU. Via our broadcasts and general interaction, CodeBass encourages people to become involved.
CodeBass Radio’s involvement in conferences and broadcasting events not only brings information to the community at large, it gives us all one more valid reason to promote one another and what we all do. I wish I could tell you how many people have appreciated these broadcasts when they couldn’t afford to be at a conference or when they didn’t realize a conference existed. I wish I could tell you how many people have made sure to attend said conference the next year as a result. (And we sure love the reciprocal support afforded to us by these conferences! See how that works?)
I’m in no way claiming any kind of sole responsibility here. Every author, speaker, event coordinator, open source contributor.. you name it.. adds to your viability in the field. In fact, if I don’t win you over to us with this post.. I hope I’ve convinced you why you need to just figure out SOME way to get involved in the community, if you aren’t already. See the bottom of my cf.Objective 2012 post for ideas on how to do that.
CodeBass Radio helps you personally and directly.
We have what’s known as the CodeBass Radio Geek Talk Block every Tuesday. We have the Runtimes Expectations podcast guys recording live and interacting with the listeners. They talk about all sorts of technology and related topics. Recently, we’ve added The Dice Section who also records live, interacts and is an awesome show mostly about board gaming. Via The Dice Section guests and general chat, people have already learned a lot about how to write, promote, and get games of all kinds on the market. We also replay a variety of popular podcasts like 2 Devs From Down Under and CFHour.
Obviously, the podcasts that record live get CodeBass Radio more listeners. However, rebroadcasting the ones who don’t still brings them a new fan here and there. And, here again, it is one more valid reason to promote them via Twitter and other social media. Yep, playing them gives me one more excuse to tweet about them. Whether someone new to the community tunes in right then or not, they now know the podcast exists and how it can help them personally. It generates promotion for others to retweet. And so on and so forth. (“If you want to tweet about a podcast, why don’t you just tweet about it?” Because it is scripted to go out when the show goes on-air. The tweet goes out whether I am personally and actively listening or not at that moment.)
There’s much more to it. I invite you to look around the CodeBass Radio website and learn more about us. There’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. Have a look at the original project site which will enlighten you even more.
CodeBass Radio gives the community a technically agnostic reason to rally.
That says a lot right there. The fact that we promote and encourage one another to cross platforms.. to play with new technologies, especially via our hijinks as audiophiles, keeps us that much more viable. Through a general love of music, we make good friends, we relate, we’re not dependent upon any one factor at our core. I invite you to read my Media Kit intro which explains this a bit more in detail. Just have a look at that list underneath it and see just exactly how we help spread the word about the people, the technologies, and the events we love.
And with that, I say..
HUGE THANK YOU to the most awesome CodeBass Radio team and to others in the community who have helped us in major ways with resources, content, promotion, gigs, and encouragement. Know that you are appreciated.
I would like to take this opportunity also to thank those of you who are loyal listeners, who have helped promote us, who have purchased t-shirts or donated, lended an unofficial hand at events or have helped us in the many ways I can’t probably even name.
CodeBass Radio is completely volunteer driven. As Brian Rinaldi said in his post earlier today, “this is definitely a labor of love.” Everyone on the team invests a LOT of personal time and money. I have dedicated most of my life for the past two years to this endeavor, and there’s no way it could be what it is today if not for all of you. Your support and your encouragement are what helps keep us going. No doubt about it.