“The opening ceremony of the Allied Media Conference”
Over the weekend, the Digital Stewards took a flight to Detroit, Michigan, to attend the Allied Media Conference. The Allied Media Conference is a collection of many workshops dealing with media of all kinds, such as art, music and video. While there, the Digital Stewards attended a variety of these workshops. Some of these workshops ranged from making a hip hop song and envisioning the future, to how selfies are affecting us. The Red Hook Digital Stewards also met with the Detroit Digital Stewards and held a workshop of their own where they taught the attendees how to crimp cables, flash nodes, and start their own mesh network.
The Digital Stewards also had a lot of time to bond with each other with activities such as bowling, parties, eating out at restaurants, and going to the movies. The Digital Stewards are definitely closer as co-workers and friends and they are thankful for the opportunity.
“Digital Stewards, Tim and Ali, showing how to flash a node”
Here is what the Digital Stewards had to say about their experiences:
“We learned how people use different types of artistic ways to tell the struggle of what the community of Detroit is going through. They express their views in video, music, and art to tell the stories of what they went through and some of the the struggles they still face.” – Abdussabur Ali
“The AMC conference was very interesting and really diverse. It was the first platform i’ve seen that allowed transgenders and gay participants take the leadership role from leading workshops to performing at parties. I was also intrigued by the number of ways these guys used media as a means of expression.” – Robert Smith
“The Attendees of the Digital Stewards’ workshop, intrigued by their knowledge”
“The AMC conference was very interesting. It was a good experience for the Red Hook Digital Stewards. It shows us what we can accomplish in life. It surprised me, working with each other as well as we did. The live radio broadcasting workshop was deep, seeing a lot of people use their weakness as a weapon really inspired me to work hard and never give up on what I really want to do in life. I wish we could do this every weekend, as this really was a great trip and I am looking forward to more.” – Carrington Peters
“Attending the AMC was a very unique experience for me. The amount of diversity in people there was amazing. I also believe the Digital Stewards workshop was very well done. We all overcame our nervousness and did an outstanding job” – Marc Marrero
“The Allied Media Conference was a fun and great experience. I really enjoyed our workshop and I think we did an excellent job on teaching everyone about mesh networks” – Alden Parkinson
“The Allied Media Conference was a great experience. It showed a lot of us that we could do things we thought we couldn’t, as long as we put our minds to it. I loved the workshop “Future Landscapes”. I thought it was cool with the many different ideas people came up with and that we can all achieve our goals one day.” – Tachét Jones
One of the Digital Stewards also helped make a hip hop song with a few other attendees, here is the video below: