True North Media House is virtual initiative which started at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics by media makers, enthusiasts and leaders from Vancouver's grassroots technology community. The idea was to aid media makers and documentarians with information, assistance and community events. When I heard about it I had to be a part. My greatest regret of these games was not taking the two weeks off work to enjoy the festivities and create more media! I did alright and was able to enjoy my time but my advice to others interested in documenting any great human event is to drop everything and soak it up.
Two of the leaders of True North Media House are heading to London to present about outsiders, online and social media. They will specifically be highlighting True North Media House, something that helped me stay in touch with the awesomeness of Vancouver's Olympics and allowed me to be part of something from wherever I was taking in the festivities. I wrote a few posts and put up a bunch of photos during the Olympics. Here is a wrap-up:
- The Olympic Torch Relay hits is Target a Photo Set
- Athletes Confused by the "Twitter Olympics"
- VANOC's Greatest Oversight at the 2010 Winter Olympics
- Exciting and inspiring Crowd-sourced Olympic Videos
- BONUS: Thanks to the Olympics I was able to test drive the Chevy Volt!