Abstract: In my 4 years of undergraduate study at the University of Maine, I’ve had the privilege to begin a career of amateur sports broadcasting at WMEB 91.9FM, UMaine’s student radio station. I was able to gain experience through attending live sporting events and broadcasting them over the radio. None of this would’ve been possible without the opportunity WMEB gave me.
However, with the growing culture of e-sports, video games played to a professional and competitive level, that made me realize there does not yet exist this same type of opportunity for amateur broadcasters to get started like I did. That’s where CrowdCast comes in. CrowdCast is an online community for those who want to get started in e-sports broadcasting, or “shoutcasting” by providing them a space to post content and get feedback, as well as some “raw material” to broadcast over. They will learn and grow through their experiences providing content for the subreddit while also getting tips and tricks from those who have more experience in broadcasting (like myself).
This capstone project is currently live at reddit.com/r/Crowd_Cast and my capstone blog can be found at policapstone.wordpress.com.