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Jamillah Knowles | 08:07 UK time, Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Hello Outriders!

This past week for the podcast I have been crazy busy poking around events. Monday saw the London Web Summit take place, Thursday the Mozilla Foundation opened its London Moz space for collaborative working and just this past Sunday Startup Weekend saw 130 people get together and create products in only 54 hours. I’ve also been finding out what a podcast addict does and how science can be helped along by everyone.

Mike Butcher

The London Web Summit was a gathering of online minds talking about our digital issues, some launched fantastic new products, others networked to find new contacts. It was a big event with so many people and so much happening that I sought out Mike Butcher, the TechCrunch European editor to explain what was going on.

David Shing

The nice thing about large events like this is that you get to meet extraordinary people and discover new roles in web society. Are you familiar with any Digital Prophets? I had no idea there was such a thing, so I naturally had to have a chat with David Shing who is AOL’s digital prophet and ask him - “A what?”

Petrie Dish

This week I also learned about PetriDish. It’s a crowd funding system where areas of research can be helped along by the public. There are many topics to choose from and Matt Salzberg is the founder and CEO of Petri Dish.org and he explained how it all works.

Leigh Barlow

Possibly our most impressive guest this week is addicted to sound. Leigh Barlow is a self confessed podcast addict. Don’t believe me? Wait until you hear how many hours of audio that means. I noted that Leigh was tweeting his podcast discoveries so I asked him to tell us a little more about his habit.

That’s all for this week but in the meantime you can tweet at me on Twitter @BBC_Outriders or find us on Facebook and by searching for Outridersand add us to your feed.

Until next week!
~ Jamillah

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