I do a lot of things in my role as an Academic Developer Evangelist, but my favorite part of the role is getting out there and having fun with my audience. I decided to take a different approach for this U. of South Florida Halo 3 party because we knew it was off-campus, there weren't going to be a large number of people in attendance, and we had no music lined up -- I loaded up the turntables, my Serato Scratch Live gear and an external hard drive full of random MP3's.
We got a lot of great feedback and learned some important lessons for our next big event in the area. Many thanks to Nikita Polyakov who pulled a lot of strings and made some great things happen at crunch time.
See you out there... I can't wait to do this again, with many many more folks in attendance! There is something about the DJ idea that just makes sense to me... When you are up there with a microphone, you can draw attention to anything you want.