I’ve spent the last couple of months uploading videos to my YouTube channel.
At the start of each technical video, I introduce myself by saying something like, “Hi. It’s Tim from oracle-base”, and I use a video clip of someone from the Oracle community saying, “.com”, to finish off the website name. I then put links to their blog, twitter, website etc in the description box. It’s just something fun and stupid to lighten the tone of the videos and to give a shout out to people in the community. 🙂
If you take a look at the clips, you’ll see they vary a lot. Some are simple and straight, just filmed on a webcam or phone. Others are a little more elaborate, like the one filmed under water. Some come with some funny outtakes I put at the end of the video. 🙂
Here’s a montage of all the clips I’ve used so far.
If you want to be included in one of the videos, send a clip of yourself saying “.com” to me (tim (at) oracle-base.com) along with your blog and twitter URLs and I’ll include it in a future clip.
I don’t mind you using some casual company branding, like wearing the t-shirt, but this is really about community, so don’t send me a McDonalds advert! 🙂 Any user group clips, like the one I got from Auckland are great too.
I try to use them on a first-come-first-served basis, so get in early before I start gathering clips at OpenWorld. 🙂