Contest : Macromedia Podcast Remix / Mashup

As I posted yesterday, Christian Cantrell and I just released the first Macromedia Developer Relations podcast. We weren’t sure how well it would come out or how well it would be received, and have been blown away by the positive response thus far (we are already working on the next one).

Anyways, as we mentioned in the podcast, we released the podcast under the following creative commons license:

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License

Of course, it is no fun releasing under a creative commons license unless someone takes advantage of it. So, to help spur that, we are having a contest for the best mashup / creative use of the podcast.


The top three submissions will win a Flash Timbuk2 Messenger bag.Here are the rules:

  • You must respect the creative commons license
  • Contest ends on July 11, 2005 at 5 PM Pacific Standard Time
  • Post your submission in the comments to this post
  • Entries can be created in any media based format such as audio / SWF / video, etc, but must be publicly accessible online.

You can download the podcast from here.We have also posted the raw uncompressed source of the podcast here. (WARNING : This file is nearly 250 megs).

13 Responses to Contest : Macromedia Podcast Remix / Mashup

  1. Peter says:

    Cool contest Mike, I’ve made a little SWF that you can use as a WindowSWF panel in the Flash IDE to listen to the Macromedia podcasts.Just drop it in the %your_flash_dir%\en\Configuration\WindowSWF\ folder, reboot Flash and you can listen to Macromedia Podcasts any time you want by opening up the custom panel (Window > Other Panels > Macromedia Podcast).http://www.peterelst.com/downloads/podcast/Macromedia%20Podcast.swf

  2. The following cost me an hour and a missed online Macromedia seminar:http://www.manitugroup.com/podcast1mashup.mp3(1.5 MB about 3 mins)Music by my bro Tolga, who is also my partner.Best regards,Burak

  3. OK, here’s another one, this one is shorter and tries to capture the essence of the podcast…http://www.manitugroup.com/podcast1mashup2.mp3(341 KB 43 secs)Best regards,Burak

  4. Thought I’d join in with a quickie, btw this is not aimed at anyone, just the way the voices fit together 😉 Oh and _no_, I can’t wait for Zorn!http://richardleggett.co.uk/misc/mashup.mp3

  5. Wade Arnold says:

    I started working on something to win the bag before I read the directions! GRR… I may hunt someone down at MAX in order to get one. Anyways, I made an example podcast player out of 100% UI components and visual data binding. It’s great that the component set can keep up with new technologies for rapid proof of concept.http://t8design.com/weblogs/?p=5

  6. Ben Stucki says:

    All buzzwords, all the time. I was careful to use only audio loops that are entirely free and fit within the license.http://www.benstucki.net/mp3/tech_talk.mp3

  7. Steve Ray says:

    OK guys, here’s one I’ve just completed, using several royalty-free music snippets and some reworking of your vocals (in hopefully a humorous way). I believe that it meets the guidelines of the CC license. Hope you like it!http://www.delraysteve.com/podcast/MM_Podcast_delraysteveRemix.mp3

  8. While browsing my hard disk, I bumped into some screen captures from an old Central DevChat (dated October 2004)… Anyway, after one more hour wasted, here’s my last submission:http://www.manitugroup.com/podcast1mashup4.swf(132 KB)Best regards,Burak

  9. mike chambers says:

    Contest closed. Ill post the winners soon.mike chambersmesh@macromedia.com

  10. Ann says:

    Just drop it in the %your_flash_dir%\en\Configuration\WindowSWF\ folder, reboot Flash and you can listen to Macromedia Podcasts any time you want by opening up the custom panel (Window > Other Panels > Macromedia Podcast).