If you attended the events at Social Media Week Toronto 2012 — or SMWTO for short — you may have seen me around. I was one of the guys with the fancy-looking cameras taking pictures of everything. And I mean everything. I was one of the SMWTO volunteer photographers! We were tasked with getting shots that really capture the essence of what goes down at SMWTO, whether it was a presentation in a boardroom or a pick-up game on the home court of the Toronto Raptors in the Air Canada Centre. (Yeah, that’s right — I said it.)
It was the second annual SMWTO, and while I wasn’t in on the action last year, my friend Reggy Sy reached out for friends to help make SMWTO 2012 a success — which led to me signing on as a volunteer photographer in the first place! It was a fun week — I got to test my gear in various settings and scenarios, which was great practice for The Big Trip in a month! It was also a long and challenging week, juggling my job and making sure I hit the events on time, but you can judge the results for yourself (these collections earned about 4,500 collected views the day I posted them, so hopefully that’s a sign that I’m doing something right!):
- Social Media Week Toronto Official After-Party: Meet and Greet — Tuesday, February 14 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Advanced Facebook Marketing — Wednesday, February 15 at 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
- The Social Media Pick Up Basketball Game — Thursday, February 16 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Building Valuable Social Features into your Web and Mobile Applications — Friday, February 17 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
For me, social media-related events are always interesting. As someone who doesn’t work and hasn’t studied in the PR/advertising/marketing industry, I’m always learning something new that I can take into my personal life and the things that I do as hobbies.
So while I’m happy that the hectic week I had is over, I’m looking forward to the rest of 2012 and the opportunities that may pop up for the things I do when I’m not trying to earn a living!