Monday, 09/27/2010

9:00am

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Monday, 09/27/2010
Workshop
Location: Empire East
Tami Dalley (ROI Labs)
Measuring success in B2B marketing has long been a challenge - multiple touch points and long sales cycles mean "success" can't be captured by one metric. Instead, you need innovative analytics solutions - ones that allow you consider to multiple conversion points in combination with each other in a single scenario - that reveal exactly what compels customer action and response. Intrigued? Read more.
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Monday, 09/27/2010
Workshop
Location: Empire West
Rhea Drysdale (Outspoken Media), Eric Enge (Stone Temple Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.42, 12 ratings)
This workshop will cover the fundamentals of search engine optimization (SEO) and social media optimization (SMO). The workshop will focus on how to acquire unpaid (aka “organic”) web site visitors from search engines like Google and Bing, as well as from social networking and social media sites like Digg, MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube. Read more.
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Monday, 09/27/2010
Workshop
Location: New York East
Stephen Anderson (PoetPainter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.74, 23 ratings)
As designers, we work hard to provide powerful features in our applications, but if users don’t take advantage, it’s all waste. We have to extend our designer’s toolkit, leveraging the latest thinking from behavioral economics, neuroscience, game mechanics, and rhetoric. Read more.
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Monday, 09/27/2010
Workshop
Location: New York West
Alex Russell (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 21 ratings)
This workshop steps you through building an HTML5/CSS3 application that's free from legacy baggage yet still delivers compelling content everywhere. Read more.
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Monday, 09/27/2010
Workshop
Location: Riverside Ballroom
Jeff Robbins (Lullabot)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Jeff Robbins is the co-founder of Lullabot and also the co-author of O'Reilly's "Using Drupal". In this session Jeff will talk about Drupal's unique history and community as well as the philosophies and methodologies driving the project. He'll highlight many of Drupal features, show how Drupal sites are assembled, and illustrate what has made Drupal so popular. Read more.

12:00pm

Monday, 09/27/2010
Location: Central Park West & Lenox
Lunch (1h)

1:00pm

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Monday, 09/27/2010
Workshop
Location: Empire East
Alexa Andrzejewski (Foodspotting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 9 ratings)
You have a great idea, a sophisticated technology and a product that meets an unmet need… but what will using your product or service feel like? What kind of experience do you want to create? While these questions may seem squishy, having a concrete answer can have tangible effects on your product and set it apart among competitors. Read more.
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Monday, 09/27/2010
Workshop
Location: Empire West
Vanessa Fox (Nine By Blue)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 10 ratings)
Search acquisition and search engine optimization (SEO) aren't about getting eyeballs to show up at your site, they're about getting the *right* visitor to your site and keeping them there. Read more.
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Monday, 09/27/2010
Workshop
Location: New York East
Tags: mobile, html5
Jonathan Stark (Jonathan Stark Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.41, 22 ratings)
This workshop is for web designers and developers who are interested in creating cross platform mobile apps. A basic familiarity with standard HTML, CSS, and JavaScript would be very helpful but is not required. Read more.
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Monday, 09/27/2010
Workshop
Location: New York West
Ted Roden (The New York Times)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 6 ratings)
The Web is increasingly happening in realtime. With poster children such as Facebook and Twitter leading the way, users are coming to expect that all websites should serve content to them as it occurs. In this tutorial, we'll talk about to adding several realtime features to your existing site without making significant changes to your existing infrastructure. Read more.
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Monday, 09/27/2010
Workshop
Location: Riverside Ballroom
Nate Westheimer (AnyClip), Jonathan Berger (Pivotal Labs)
Average rating: **...
(2.17, 6 ratings)
"Business people" are the bain of engineers and innovators alike. Don't know the difference between the Ruby and the Rails? Shame on you. Stop feeling technologically helpless and teach yourself the hacking skills you need to start earning respect among the real hacking community. Read more.

7:00pm

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Monday, 09/27/2010
Location: Empire Ballroom
Tags: events, ignite
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 20 ratings)
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Around the world geeks have been putting together Ignite nights to show their answers. Hosted by conference co-chair Brady Forrest. Read more.

Tuesday, 09/28/2010

9:00am

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Design & User Experience, Mobile
Location: Empire East
Håkon Wium Lie (Opera Software)
Average rating: ****.
(4.26, 23 ratings)
Most browsers have implemented parts of CSS3, the newest addition to the Cascading Style Sheets standard. Now that the tools are firmly in the hands of the developers, how do they create elegant sites that work across browsers and across devices? The creator of CSS, Håkon Wium Lie, shows just how this can be achieved. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Social Media & Marketing
Location: Empire West
Josh Bernoff (Forrester Research), Ted Schadler (Forrester Research)
Average rating: ****.
(4.55, 11 ratings)
Customers now have limitless technology power – mobile, social, video, and cloud. Can your organization handle this? Only 20% of information workers have the tools to reach out to empowered customers. Get a blueprint for how management, IT and empowered employees can innovate to meet the customer challenge. Based on case studies from the new book "Empowered," follow-on to "Groundswell." Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Strategy & Business Models
Location: New York East
Tags: startups
Jennifer 8. Lee (Knight News Challenge), Jenna Wortham (New York Times), Spencer Ante (The Wall Street Journal)
Average rating: **...
(2.79, 14 ratings)
How do some products become media darlings? FourSquare, Kickstarter, even Twitter in its early days. This helps brings credibility with funders. Reporters from the NYTimes, etc. will talk about how they choose what to write about, giving you insight on how the media ecosystem works. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Development, Mobile
Location: New York West
David Kaneda (Sencha)
Average rating: ***..
(3.94, 16 ratings)
Mobile application developers are facing a major challenge as mobile devices, especially smartphones and tablets, gain popularity as the platform of choice for enterprise users and consumers. This session will focus on how the latest web standards can be used to develop rich internet applications that deliver a native-like user experience across mobile platforms and browsers. Read more.

10:05am

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Andy Budd (Clearleft Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 33 ratings)
So you've designed a great product, fixed a stack of usability problems and spent a fortune on marketing. The only problem is, people aren't using your site. In this session you will learn how to get your users to do what you want them to through good design, human psychology and a touch of mind control. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Analytics, Social Media & Marketing
Location: Empire West
Tags: analytics
Tami Dalley (ROI Labs)
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 7 ratings)
It's a problem faced by data-swamped marketers everywhere: With so many analytics reports, where are you supposed to look? And how do you make your reports meaningful? Through a series of mini-case studies, we’ll explore how to customize specific search analytics reports for maximum insight. You have the data – we’ll show you how to tell the story. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Strategy & Business Models
Location: New York East
Tags: startups
David Binetti (Votizen)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 5 ratings)
The ultimate expression of the "lean startup" approach is the pivot: a shift in business model grounded in market learning. David Binetti, co-founder and CEO of Votizen, will put a practical, real-world face on the concept of the lean startup. Using actual data and metrics, this session will describe why, how, and -- most important -- when to pivot. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Development
Location: New York West
Matt Sweeney (Yahoo!)
Average rating: ***..
(3.39, 18 ratings)
For many developers, the modern web site has evolved into something more like an application, requiring more specialized tools to measure performance. This session will provide an overview of some of these tools. You will learn how to profile the loading and running of a web page in various browsers, identify performance bottlenecks, and examine ways to optimize the overall user experience. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Sponsored
Location: Riverside Ballroom
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 4 ratings)
There is a lot of information available about the benefits of cloud computing. Cloud-delivered services can provide instantly scalable provisioning of features and users, a ready-extranet and collaboration efficiency with integrated services. But how can these benefits be linked together to enable you to work smarter? Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Conversation
Location: Liberty 3
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
Memes have gone from inside joke to marketing gimmick to worldwide cultural phenomena, and the key to understanding them is in our own practice. Join Kenyatta Cheese and Ellie Rountree of the web phenom 'Know Your Meme' in a conversation about internet phenomena, and the communities from which they emerge. Read more.

11:10am

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Tags: mobile, html5
Eric Meyer (Complex Spiral Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 20 ratings)
It's become somewhat fashionable of late to refer to HTML5 and the web stack as a "Flash killer". The Flash/Flex community, understandably, has not suffered this kind of talk quietly. The ongoing absence of Flash from Apple's wildly popular portable devices has only fueled the fire. Openness, stability, ubiquity, consistency, and security are all thrown around like the discs of Tron. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Mobile, Social Media & Marketing
Location: Empire West
Lynne d Johnson (Advertising Research Foundation), John Havens (Porter Novelli)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
Lynne d Johnson, SVP of social media at the Advertising Research Foundation and John C. Havens, SVP of social media at Porter Novelli will demonstrate how Augmented Reality (AR) provides a ‘touchstone technology’ that layers mobile commerce, social networking and location-based advertising in a seamless format for consumers and brands. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Mobile, Strategy & Business Models
Location: New York East
Tags: mobile
Zach Brand (NPR, Digital media)
Average rating: ***..
(3.87, 15 ratings)
Good architecture of systems and flexibility of content has also allowed NPR to have the freedom and agility to quickly deploy solid user experience and elegant design to multiple platforms. This presentation will cover lessons learned in expanding functionality of its' API, deploying new features to its' website, mobile apps, the day one launch of NPR's iPad app and HTML5 website. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Development
Location: New York West
Kevin Weil (Twitter, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.87, 15 ratings)
In this talk we'll discuss tools like Hadoop and Pig that let you do large-scale data crunching in parallel. We will focus on platform-specific examples, as well as best practices gleaned from working with Twitter data over the last 12 months. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Sponsored
Location: Riverside Ballroom
Moderated by:
Janine Soika (Verio Inc.)
Panelists:
Bryan Boettiger (Parallel Path), Jon Aron (Parallel Path)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
You are the best of the best when it comes to building websites - but can people easily find your websites once you make them live? Are you sure that you have incorporated all the SEO tips, tricks, tools, and best practices into the actual infrastructure of your website? In this session we will pull up volunteer websites and do a full SEO audit looking at and giving you SEO solutions. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Conversation
Location: Liberty 3
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 5 ratings)
Social media has caused a fundamental shift in our culture. Whether in the areas of personal identity, doing business, leisure time, charitable efforts, or civic engagement, we are increasingly influenced by the emergence of social technologies. In this Conversation, we'll discuss the interplay between social media and culture and how our everyday lives are impacted. Read more.

1:30pm

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Katie Couric (CBS News), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.31, 13 ratings)
Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News and a veteran journalist in mainstream media, discusses the pros and cons of an increasingly digital information age and the need to maintain strong ethical and factual standards as a reporter in any medium. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Social Media & Marketing
Location: Empire West
Ruben Quinones (Path Interactive)
Average rating: ****.
(4.10, 20 ratings)
This session will provide a practical conversation on creating and sustaining a Facebook fan page that will result in a successful campaign. Attendees of this event will have the tools and knowledge of concepts necessary to create and sustain a winning Fan page. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Mobile, Strategy & Business Models
Location: New York East
Tags: mobile
Tim Grace (Apartments.com), Nick Fotis (Cars.com)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 6 ratings)
The mobile product leaders from Apartments.com and Cars.com share strategies, successes (and failures!), and lessons learned in creating and monetizing mobile products. Whether it's developing a category-leading iPhone app or selling custom SMS/mobile web products to property managers, these experiences span both B2C and B2B models and aim to be relevant to organizations of any scale. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Development
Location: New York West
Moderated by:
Dion Almaer (Set Direction)
Panelists:
Douglas Crockford (Yahoo! Inc.), Brendan Eich (Mozilla), Ben Galbraith (Walmart.com), Alex Russell (Google), Håkon Wium Lie (Opera Software)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 27 ratings)
As browsers become the most important piece of software you will use, what can consumers and developers expect to be in the next generation of browsers. What will the top browser makers think of next and how will it be implemented? The panel will have the top movers and shakers of the browser industry who will butt heads to predict the future. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Sponsored
Location: Riverside Ballroom
Jeff Schick (IBM)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Effective business execution depends on having access to the right information at the right time, but this insight is often the starting point in the decision making process. To understand the situation more fully you may need to consult a key colleague, reach out to an expert community, start a working group to react to the trend revealed. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Conversation
Location: Liberty 3
Charlie O'Donnell (First Round Capital)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
People love your application, but how can you prove it? The market is big, but what do you mean exactly? There are lots of facts and figures you can throw into a pitch presentation when talking to investors, but which ones are the right ones to be keying off of to convince them of your potential for success? Read more.

2:35pm

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Design & User Experience, Real-time
Location: Empire East
Kevin Slavin (Area/Code Entertainment)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 10 ratings)
A meditation on New York City and how it is being reconfigured. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Strategy & Business Models
Location: Empire West
Tags: startups
David Steinberger (comiXology)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 4 ratings)
For nearly a decade, the rallying cry of tech conferences has been “the death of ________” (music, books, etc). Because the technology industry thrives on disruption, all too often we overlook the power of cooperative solutions. This discussion will focus on how tech startups can succeed by providing technology that works with existing methods to grow a market, not destroy it. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Big Idea
Location: New York East
Deanna Zandt (Deanna Zandt)
Average rating: ***..
(3.08, 13 ratings)
Didn't know you were a tyrant, did you? As social technologies emerge and mature, we unwittingly create both opportunities & barriers for our communities and consumers. This talk looks at the "tyranny of structurelessness" online, how idea generation & development are like DNA, and why diversity online is much more than a nice sound bite--it's a platform by which we can solve innumerable problems. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Development
Location: New York West
Justin Day (Blip.tv)
Average rating: **...
(2.71, 14 ratings)
In May Google introduced WebM and VP8, a new open-source video container and codec, to the world. These represent a significant step forward for the open-source video movement. In this session we'll discuss why WebM is important, compare it to other commercial solutions like MPEG-4 and h.264, and discuss viability, adoption and the challenges therein. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Sponsored
Location: Riverside Ballroom
Paul Mikesell (Clustrix, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
Clustrix CEO Paul Mikesell discusses the radical architecture behind a new clustered database system. Get the best of both worlds: the tremendous scalability and aggregate performance of key-value store systems AND the fully relational, ACID compliant and seamless deployment functionality of SQL databases. Sound too good to be true? Attend this presentation or visit our booth for a demonstration. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Sponsored
Location: Conference Room D
Håkon Wium Lie (Opera Software)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
The Opera browser is one of the Web's best kept secrets. In this session, Chief Technology Officer Håkon Wium Lie (co-creator of CSS) takes you on a tour of some of the most surprising, powerful, controversial and unique features this Scandinavian web surfing tool has to offer. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Conversation
Location: Liberty 3
Hilary Mason (bitly)
Average rating: **...
(2.75, 4 ratings)
This conversation is for people who regularly think about, learn from, and visualize data sets. We'll focus on techniques for investigating new data, tricks for dealing with large amounts of data, common questions, and tools for creating useful visualizations. Data geeks encouraged to join. Read more.

3:10pm

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Tags: mobile
Albert Shum (Microsoft), Paula Guntaur (Microsoft)
Average rating: *....
(1.71, 14 ratings)
How should UI designers bring to life their ideas for mobile experiences? Should we think in terms of standalone apps on a platform or also for web flexibility? How do you integrate the user’s experience to flow seamlessly between Apps and the Web? This session will run through the design thinking and process, and show the tools to take your apps to the next level of web integration. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Real-time, Social Media & Marketing
Location: Empire West
McKenzie Eakin (Microsoft- Xbox LIVE)
Average rating: ***..
(3.56, 9 ratings)
So, you need to tweet, but management wants to “hire a Twitter person” and call it a day. @XboxSupport was #latetotheparty: I had to speak the time-tested language of data-driven decisions internally to justify the personal touch revolution externally. Hear how I quantify the ROI of turning FML to OMG!, find and arm my Twitter infantry, and reveal what Xbox LIVE learns from foul-mouthed tweens. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Big Idea
Location: New York East
Eric Skiff (drop.io), Sam Lessin (drop.io)
Average rating: ***..
(3.22, 9 ratings)
Increasingly, we live in a world of powerful pluggable pieces. Invention is evolving into something much more akin to cooking, where creators mix in ingredients to make something delicious and unique. That shift is enabling a new generation of makers and entrepreneurs to fit those prebuilt parts together quickly and build on top of them. Forget reinventing the wheel - stop reinventing the car! Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Development
Location: New York West
Jonathan Stark (Jonathan Stark Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.64, 14 ratings)
Do you think supporting IE6 is a pain? Multiply that discomfort by a hundred and you have the mobile web. In this session, web designers and developers will gain the tools and information they need to define a sustainable mobile strategy. Join Jonathan for a discussion of the good, the bad, and the ugly of today's mobile browser environment. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Sponsored
Location: Riverside Ballroom
Jan Princen (XBOSoft)
Test Automation is a critical regression activity in software development projects with short development cycles. As features build from iteration to iteration the time required to regression test expands. In these circumstances automation is often viewed as the magic bullet for survival. Read more.
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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Sponsored
Location: Conference Room D
Julie Ruvolo (Solvate)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Throw away everything you think you know about who you should hire and how big your team is. We're going to explore how 2.0 technology is democratizing what kinds of people you can build your business with and making it affordable for you to work with a 10 or 20 person team - for the cost of one full-time hire. Read more.

3:45pm

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Average rating: ***..
(3.19, 16 ratings)
Tuesday's opening remarks by the Web 2.0 Expo NY program chairs Sarah Milstein and Brady Forrest. Read more.

3:50pm

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.16, 32 ratings)
Keynote by Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc. Read more.

4:10pm

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Dennis Crowley (foursquare)
Average rating: ***..
(3.59, 29 ratings)
Keynote by Dennis Crowley, co-founder, foursquare. Read more.

4:20pm

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Bre Pettis (MakerBot Industries), Esther Dyson (EDventure Holdings)
Average rating: **...
(2.18, 28 ratings)
Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure Holdings in conversation with Bre Pettis, Founder, MakerBot Industries. Read more.

4:35pm

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Julia Grace (IBM Research - Almaden)
Average rating: ***..
(3.61, 28 ratings)
Movies, televisions, video games: flat is out and 3-D is in. We often talk about how Web 2.0 impacts different industries (such as healthcare, journalism or government); now it's time to turn the tables and ask: how is the 3-D movement changing Web 2.0? How can we visualize and interact with our data in three dimensions? Read more.

4:45pm

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
John Gruber (Daring Fireball)
Average rating: ***..
(3.07, 27 ratings)
Keynote by John Gruber, writer and publisher, Daring Fireball. Read more.

4:55pm

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Kati London (Area/Code)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 25 ratings)
Building real world game systems means understanding how media is consumed and being where the players are - across platforms. It doesn't just mean geolocation, or real time messaging, it also means designing for new types of play. Read more.

5:05pm

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Average rating: ***..
(3.15, 27 ratings)
Keynote by Michael Gregory, Creator, Auto-Tune the News. Read more.

5:15pm

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Location: Sponsor Pavilion
Average rating: ****.
(4.11, 9 ratings)
All attendees are invited to an opening reception immediately following the keynotes. Grab a drink and catch up with old friends and new. Read more.

6:30pm

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Location: Empire Ballroom
Tags: events
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings)
The Liar Show is a live storytelling event--with a twist. Read more.

9:00pm

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Tuesday, 09/28/2010
Location: The Sheraton Link
Tags: events
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Looking for something to do in the evening at Web 2.0 Expo? Come Tweet Up with other attendees in The Sheraton Link, located onsite at this year’s Web 2.0 Expo New York. Grab a beer with colleagues and talk about all things web. Read more.

Wednesday, 09/29/2010

9:00am

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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Todd Zaki Warfel (Messagefirst), Russ Unger (Happy Cog)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 17 ratings)
We call ourselves UX professionals, but don't show our work in public. It's time to nut up or shut up. This highly energetic session will provide an in-depth behind the scenes look at the process behind the design, including: research, IA/interaction design, wireframing/prototyping and visual design. The presentations will end with a time-lapse video of the entire process from start to finish. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Enterprise, Social Media & Marketing
Location: Empire West
Marc Engelsman (Digital Brand Expressions), Emily Smith (Digital Brand Expressions)
Average rating: ***..
(3.48, 21 ratings)
Social media is a tool that can be utilized by nearly every area of a business - HR to Sales, right down to individual employees. Learn how smart companies are implementing guidelines and policies that govern the use of social media enterprise-wide to ensure consistency, clarity and reduced risk of costly mistakes in this public arena. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Enterprise, Strategy & Business Models
Location: New York East
Sam Ramji (Apigee)
Average rating: ****.
(4.36, 11 ratings)
Web 2.0 is changing as applications, not browsers, become the primary web and mobile interface. APIs are the indirect channels enabling participation in the new app economy, letting companies open up to new revenue streams, partnerships, and developer use. We’ll discuss how to create a business model around open APIs, applying lessons from leaders including Sears, Alcatel-Lucent and MTV Networks. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Development
Location: New York West
Jesper Andersen (Bloom Studios)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 8 ratings)
Traditional statistical approaches assume a single objective result and an authoritative data set exist. These assumptions lead to static and generic analytics. Learn how to take advantage of diverse data using statistics techniques that allow you to aggregate simple models using disparate data and carefully blend the result to better model subjective behaviors like recommendations and pricing.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Sponsored
Location: Riverside Ballroom
Vince Broady (@thisMoment)
In this presentation, we’ll use Plato’s & Jerry’s concepts to look at how major brands such as Disney, Toyota, Buick and Kohl’s are leveraging cutting-edge social-media platforms and authentic UGC campaigns to engage consumers in powerful conversations that complete the brand experience. Read more.

10:05am

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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Moderated by:
Whitney Hess (Self-employed)
Panelists:
Average rating: ****.
(4.21, 24 ratings)
Have you fallen in love with your solution and forgotten the original problem? Are you certain that your product actually makes people’s lives better? Not every company can hire someone like me to help you listen to your users, so you’re gonna have to learn how to do some of this stuff yourself. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Moderated by:
Khris Loux (Echo)
Panelists:
Paul Berry (HuffingtonPost), Dermot Waters (CNN), Katharine Zaleski (Washington Post)
Average rating: ***..
(3.91, 11 ratings)
This session will reveal how mainstream media will be saved using real-time platforms to re-invent the way we listen to, engage with, and share stories. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Strategy & Business Models
Location: New York East
Jalak Jobanputra (NYC Investment Fund), Anjula Acharia Bath (Desi Hits Inc), Sean Finnegan (Starcom MediaVest Group)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 4 ratings)
While the US remains a hub of innovation and creation, many emerging markets (as well as more established markets) provide opportunities for pilots or expansion. This session will explore startups that have tapped into some of these markets. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Development
Location: New York West
Tom Hughes-Croucher (Change.org)
Average rating: ****.
(4.35, 17 ratings)
JavaScript is the programming language of the web. Its is making a comeback with Node.js a highly concurrent server based on V8, the JavaScript engine from the Chrome browser. This session will explore how Node.js work, and how you can use it to develop with JavaScript that runs on both the client and the server. This session will show how to apply existing JavaScript skills on the server. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Sponsored
Location: Riverside Ballroom
Dave Wolf (Cynergy)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
eBay is a thought leading company that has created a rich, engaging, and truly immersive experience that surrounds customers. Striving to ensure a customizable experience that is also discoverable and present across devices, eBay teamed up with Cynergy, to reimagine a customer experience that could be accessed from the web, the desktop and mobile devices. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Conversation
Location: Liberty 3
Jeremy Edberg (Netflix)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
A discussion of what online reputations means to you and your business. Read more.

11:10am

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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Tags: analytics
Laura Klein (Users Know)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 24 ratings)
So, you want to make your product into something that people will love. How do you figure out what your users are doing and what to build next? Do you A/B test? Conduct user interviews? Run a survey? Brainstorm at a whiteboard? Come learn how to combine all these methods and more into a streamlined process for understanding what your users really want and delivering a product they will adore. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Social Media & Marketing
Location: Empire West
Usman Haque (Pachube.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
This conversation will explore both technical and conceptual aspects of the Internet of Things with specific lessons learned from the development and deployment of Pachube.com, a generalised data broker for sensor, energy and environmental monitoring products used by thousands of individuals and companies around the world. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Analytics, Strategy & Business Models
Location: New York East
Ranjith Kumaran (YouSendIt, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 8 ratings)
Freemium has become one of the hottest business models among start-ups, and its providers are searching for the best way to measure and optimize business performance. As founder of YouSendIt, a pioneer in Freemium offerings, Ranjith Kumaran will describe tools to measure Freemium performance using a dashboard to measure key metrics. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Development
Location: New York West
Eben Hewitt (Author)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 12 ratings)
How are popular Web 2.0 sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Digg and Mahalo—handling huge traffic volumes? Part of the answer is NoSQL (Not Only SQL), using non-relational databases like Apache Cassandra. Learn about existing options for this emerging technology, and find out how you can start using NoSQL today to support your growing Web 2.0 application. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Sponsored
Location: Riverside Ballroom
Jaidev Shergill (Bundle.com), James McClamroch (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
We are at a turning point on the web: Where we were once merely satisfied with people's opinions or anecdotes about their favorite restaurant, band or financial product, we now realize that the web is overflowing with opinions-- and many of them are very difficult to trust or apply to our own lives. Even if they're our friends, which of our friends should we trust? Read more.

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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Margot Bloomstein (Appropriate, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
Hear noise of timelines and budgets? That rumble's yet another interactive team working content strategy into their user experience process. So what's in it for you? If you rock IA, design, SEO, or social media, let's talk content strategy. We'll discuss techniques and processes to help you clarify clients' needs, blog with a purpose, and improve user experience--all while saving budget and time. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Social Media & Marketing
Location: Empire West
Garrick Schmitt (Razorfish), Usman Haque (Pachube.com), Andrew Zolty (BREAKFAST), Shiv Singh (Pepsico, Inc.), Allison Mooney (MobileBehavior)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 6 ratings)
Before we communicated with objects one-way, via "beep." AOL humanized it with “You’ve Got Mail.” Advances in technologies enable smart interactions between objects & people. Intelligence is added in warm/human manner (@BakerTweet alerts when a fresh batch of buns is ready). Contextualizing the new data won’t be easy, but real challenge is what do when products once just marketed talk back? Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Strategy & Business Models
Location: New York East
Alex Rampell (TrialPay)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
While the web has evolved at a blinding rate, eCommerce has looked the same for nearly 15 years: content, search, transaction. But today, with a surge of companies rethinking eCommerce, the sector has new ideas and new energy. How can you catch the wave? This session covers three simple ways you can move beyond the old paradigm to reduce friction between you and your customers. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Development
Location: New York West
Derek Smith (SimpleGeo)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
Having a compass and camera built into smart phones opens up possibilities for augmented reality (AR). Programmers now know more than just location; by also knowing which direction the phone is facing, you can overlay objects on users’ view of the world. This session will look at AR development on the iPhone and Android platforms. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Conversation
Location: Liberty 3
Whitney Hess (Self-employed)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
With tight budgets and big dreams, startups often sacrifice good design for technical innovation. Consideration for the user experience is neglected, and a robust product is created that no one wants to use. Let's talk about how to use UX practices within the scrappy environment of a startup in order to define a vision, develop a product strategy, and make a real change in people's lives. Read more.

2:35pm

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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Josh Elman (Twitter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
Getting users into your site is nice, but it's just the beginning of turning those users into active users of your service. Hear about how we think about onboarding users at Twitter and learn some tools and techniques to help find the best ways to get users engaged with your service every day. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Enterprise, Social Media & Marketing
Location: Empire West
John Stepper (Deutsche Bank)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 10 ratings)
How do you get a highly-regulated company - one of the world's largest and most competitive banks - to collaborate using social media? This talk provides a compelling set of lessons for morphing a conservative, hierarchical organization into one that's agile and embraces community-driven change. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Big Idea
Location: New York East
Walt Ribeiro (For Orchestra)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
The Most Important Part of Being Online is Being Offline I notice that companies, particularly startups, are constantly thinking backwards. They want 100 blog comments, a million followers, and a large online presence. But for internet startups, as counter-intuitive as it sounds, it would actually be more beneficial to concentrate and learn tricks about creating an offline presence. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Development
Location: New York West
Matt Riley (Scribd)
Average rating: ***..
(3.43, 14 ratings)
The Facebook Platform allows startups and big businesses to build rich social experiences for their users. If done correctly, this platform can increase engagement across the board. However, many sites miss out on this huge opportunity by simply integrating the Facebook Connect button and calling it a day. Read more.
Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Location: Riverside Ballroom
TBC
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Sponsored
Location: Riverside Ballroom
Cliff Medling (3DVIA)
Learn how you can use 3D as the next web content medium to engage visitors. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Sponsored
Location: Conference Room D
Jay Hallberg (Spiceworks)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
Social Business Platforms are taking advantage of the "9-to-5" market while people do their jobs through innovative market research techniques, social ad formats, marketing programs, sponsors apps & in-app purchasing. Learn lessons from Spiceworks' quick rise in the IT-space (& what industries are next), the change in marketing this causes, & how companies now sell their products more effectively. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Conversation
Location: Liberty 3
Michael J. Wolf (Activate)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
To create growth, companies have recognized the need to drive innovation: new products, new businesses, new brands and new technology. However, there are few examples of success. Michael J. Wolf will lead on discussion on the key question for large companies: do they need to buy start-ups or can they act like one on their own? Read more.

3:10pm

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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Tags: culture
Douglas Rushkoff ("Program or Be Programmed")
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 7 ratings)
We continue to accept new technologies into our lives with little or no understanding of how these devices work and work on us. We do not know how to program our computers, nor do we care. We spend much more time and energy trying to figure out how to use them to program one another, instead. And this is a potentially grave mistake. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Strategy & Business Models
Location: Empire West
Mark Josephson (Outside.in)
Average rating: **...
(2.89, 9 ratings)
In today's world the cost of broadcasting information or an opinion is way down, hence the volume of published content is way up. The onslaught of new content presents an exciting business opportunity. This presentation will discuss the key characteristics of models that will allow individuals, publishers and advertisers to take advantage of the wealth of content in meaningful ways. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Analytics, Strategy & Business Models
Location: New York East
Tags: analytics
Drew Curtis (Fark.com, Inc)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 3 ratings)
Everyone knows the online media industry is having money problems. It's the fault of an attempt to apply an old media advertising schema to new media world. Drew Curtis will offer an entertaining look at how things in the advertising business used to work, why they don't work now, and how to fix it. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Development
Location: New York West
Brett Durrett (IMVU, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 15 ratings)
Continuous Deployment takes continuous integration one step further, where every commit goes live to production servers. When this process is described it is frequently met with skepticism around site reliability and the ability to scale a business this way, but at IMVU it works, it scales (with challenges) and it is embraced by the entire organization. Read more.
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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Sponsored
Location: Riverside Ballroom
Seema Haji (Actuate Corporation)
BIRT, a leading open source Eclipse project founded and led by Actuate, is the premier development environment to present data visualizations in compelling ways via the web on any device. Actuate BIRT products add interactivity, dashboards, analytics, and deployment options for BIRT web and mobile applications. Read more.

3:45pm

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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
Please note: This and all other keynotes will be live streamed and recorded.
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 9 ratings)
Wednesday's opening remarks by the Web 2.0 Expo NY program chairs Sarah Milstein and Brady Forrest. Read more.

3:50pm

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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Paola Antonelli (Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Average rating: ***..
(3.56, 16 ratings)
Keynote by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator for Architecture and Design, MoMA. Read more.

4:05pm

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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Charlie Kim (Next Jump, Inc. )
Average rating: ***..
(3.21, 14 ratings)
Keynote by Charlie Kim, CEO and founder, Next Jump, Inc. Read more.

4:15pm

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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Brady Forrest (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Bret Taylor (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 15 ratings)
Brady Forrest, co-chair of Web 2.0 Expo NY in conversation with Bret Taylor, CTO, Facebook. Read more.

4:30pm

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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Ann Miura-Ko (FLOODGATE)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 12 ratings)
Keynote by Ann Miura-Ko, Partner, FLOODGATE. Read more.

4:40pm

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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures )
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
An announcement by Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, and Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media, Inc. Read more.

4:45pm

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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Rana Sobhany (Independent)
Average rating: ***..
(3.22, 9 ratings)
Keynote by Rana Sobhany, brand storyteller and thought leader. Read more.

5:15pm

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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Location: Empire Ballroom
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 8 ratings)
This year at Web 2.0 Expo, we’re hosting our first ever Startup Showcase. Highlighting the startup ecosystem’s creativity and variety, the Showcase will will give you a chance to see the newest Web 2.0 companies entering the market. Read more.

9:00pm

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Wednesday, 09/29/2010
Location: The Sheraton Link
Tags: events
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Looking for something to do in the evening at Web 2.0 Expo? Come to Tweet Up for a chance to win an Apple iPad™! Mix and mingle with other attendees in The Sheraton Link while enjoying our signature cocktail, the .COmakazi. Read more.

Thursday, 09/30/2010

9:00am

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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Average rating: **...
(2.64, 11 ratings)
Thursday's opening remarks by the Web 2.0 Expo NY program chairs Sarah Milstein and Brady Forrest. Read more.

9:05am

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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Baratunde Thurston (The Onion)
Average rating: ****.
(4.32, 19 ratings)
Keynote by Baratunde Thurston, conscious comic & vigilante pundit, Co-Founder, Jack & Jill Politics, Web Editor, The Onion and Host, Popular Science's Future Of. Read more.

9:15am

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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Tom Conrad (Pandora Media)
Average rating: ***..
(3.56, 16 ratings)
Keynote by Tom Conrad, CTO, Pandora Media. Read more.

9:25am

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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Anil Dash (Activate), Ryan Sarver (Twitter)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 16 ratings)
Anil Dash, Director, Expert Labs in conversation with Ryan Sarver, Director of Platform, Twitter. Read more.

9:35am

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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Anil Dash (Activate), Ryan Sarver (Twitter), Bret Taylor (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.82, 17 ratings)
Anil Dash, Director, Expert Labs in conversation with Ryan Sarver, Director of Platform, Twitter and Bret Taylor, CTO, Facebook. Read more.

9:45am

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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Lukas Biewald (CrowdFlower), Leila Janah (Samasource)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 15 ratings)
Keynote by Leila Chirayath Janah, CEO, Samasource and Lukas Biewald, Founder & CEO, CrowdFlower. Read more.

10:00am

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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Jonathan Miller (News Corporation), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.29, 14 ratings)
Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media, Inc. in conversation with Jonathan Miller Chief Digital Officer, Chairman and CEO, Digital Media Group News Corporation. Read more.

10:15am

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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Location: Metropolitan East
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Nick Bilton (The New York Times R&D Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.21, 14 ratings)
How Porn, Neuroscience and Maps can teach us about the future of media and business. Read more.

11:00am

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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Marco Arment (Tumblr & Instapaper), Richard Ziade (Arc90, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 10 ratings)
Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper and Rich Ziade, creator of Readability will discuss the creative ways in which their services are leveraging content on the Web. From providing a better reading experience in the browser to queuing items for reading later on other devices, these tools are providing new, flexible ways to experience content delivered on the Web. Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Social Media & Marketing
Location: Empire West
Frank McGillin (Philips)
Average rating: **...
(2.80, 5 ratings)
Many brands struggle to integrate social media into the overall marketing mix, especially in the B2B space. Hear from a Global Brand about how to build meaningful, long-term relationships, which have the potential to develop into powerful and emotional connections with customers. You will walk away from this session with practical information to help you execute your online community efforts. Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Strategy & Business Models
Location: New York East
Ben Lerer (Thrillist)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Twenty years ago it took 20 years to build a brand; five years ago it took 5 years, and today it feels like it can happen overnight. Ben Lerer, co-founder and CEO of Thrillist.com, a leading lifestyle publication for men, will give insight into building a brand online. Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Design & User Experience, Development
Location: New York West
Tags: analytics
Will Aldrich (TripIt)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
Learn how to build a faster onboarding process that converts better, without cumbersome email verification. See how oAuth helps you build mobile apps and integrate with partners to create exponential growth for your business. Explore the future of open standards and data strategies that empower users by letting them take their information with them, whenever and wherever they need it. Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Sponsored
Location: Riverside Ballroom
Bret Piatt (Rackspace Hosting)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
The explosion of data generated by location-based and real-time applications has created new problems for application developers. In this session, Bret Piatt will lay out a vision of common storage platform, including how the cloud, specifically an open cloud framework, is the best place to bring this data together. Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Conversation
Location: Liberty 3
Jonah Peretti (Buzzfeed)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
Covering theory, practice and real-life case studies, this conversation will be led by Jonah Peretti, a master of viral hits. Peretti, founder of BuzzFeed and co-founder of The Huffington Post, has not only created a number of successful media properties, but he's also studied online social behavior. Join him for what promises to be an unusually thought-provoking session. Read more.

11:35am

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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Neil Wehrle (betaworks)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 8 ratings)
Understanding what's happening on your site in real-time requires more than just simple visit totals. Chartbeat is a tool designed to give front-line responders in organizations the actionable analytics they need to respond to what's happening on their site. Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Social Media & Marketing
Location: Empire West
Baratunde Thurston (The Onion), Allie Brosh (Self), Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
Everyone knows that the web is now the place where writers and artists can get big by connecting directly with fans. But how do they actually do it? In this session, Baratunde Thurston, Digital Director of The Onion, interviews two creators of successful web comics, Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal) and Allie Brosh (Hyperbole and a Half). Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Strategy & Business Models
Location: New York East
Tags: startups
Aaron Levie (Box.net)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Today's technology decisions are now being driven by users, not management. Web-savvy workers are going around cumbersome platforms, deploying free online tools to connect and collaborate, and spreading them in the process. We'll give you six reasons why you'd be crazy not give your software out for free, ranging from the power of user evangelism to incentive to make a better product. Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Development
Location: New York West
Heather Knight (Marilyn Monrobot)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 6 ratings)
As robots enter everyday human contexts with access to cloud computing, we are facing a functional and behavioral paradigm shift for robots not dissimilar from the Web 2.0 revolution. People engage differently with physically present characters and are more likely to adopt a technology with whom they enjoy interacting. Read more.

1:00pm

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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Sarah B. Nelson (Hot Studio)
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 9 ratings)
For designers, effective communication with teammates, business owners, and other constituents is 50% of our job but almost 0% of our training. User Experience pioneer Sarah Nelson shares 10 sure-fire techniques from her UX toolbox to help you develop good storytelling, persuasive arguments, and successfully create and advocate for the best user experience in your organization. Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Analytics, Social Media & Marketing
Location: Empire West
Margaret Francis (Exact Target/ CoTweet)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 8 ratings)
New media has made new ways of measurement possible, but many companies are using legacy metrics such as impressions and clicks to understand the social web. Join Margaret Francis, VP of Products, Scout Labs for a conversation about how brands approach the challenges of social media measurement in a fluid, real-time world. Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Big Idea
Location: New York East
Clay Jones (Undercurrent), Alex Chung (Undercurrent)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Drawing on our experience with some of the world's biggest brands, we have a bold recommendation: strive for smaller things. The world's going that way, in biology, culture, and politics. So why are marketers still chasing big impression numbers? Why are we obsessed with the idea of scale? Let's make small, awesome things, rather than big, crappy ones. Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Development
Location: New York West
Azeem Ansar (Flurry), Maggie Taylor (Skyhook), Gregor Hochmuth (Google, Inc. )
Average rating: **...
(2.89, 9 ratings)
App stores provide a new revenue model for developers. Speakers from Skyhook and Flurry will share their research into Apple App Store and Android Marketplace trends with raw numbers and analysis. The session will end with Google's thoughts on its Chrome Webstore. Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Conversation
Location: Liberty 3
Tobias Peggs (OneRiot)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
This Web 2.0 Expo “Conversation” is ideal for brand managers and media executives to learn how to build brand awareness, community engagement and drive viral social sharing. This conversation will help the attendees explore, debate, and discuss new advertising and monetization models of the realtime web to help them get in front of the trends. Read more.

2:05pm

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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Andres Glusman (Meetup), Anna DeYoung (Meetup)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 8 ratings)
Andres Glusman VP Strategy & Community at Meetup will share how Meetup built it's own in-house lab and how anyone can do it too. He'll share lessons learned and principles for doing effective usability testing in-house at a super low cost. Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Social Media & Marketing
Location: Empire West
Michael Lazerow (Buddy Media)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 14 ratings)
Facebook announced the release of its Open Graph API tool at its developer conference - f8. This new tool will change website publishing and will extend the sharing of Facebook content beyond the company's own portal and onto 3rd party websites through Facebook Connect. This session will provide an in-depth look at how the Open Graph will impact the future of website development. Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Big Idea, Strategy & Business Models
Location: New York East
Moderated by:
Henry Copeland (Pressflex LLC)
Panelists:
Silona Bonewald (SLC), Jonah Peretti (Buzzfeed), Duncan Watts (Yahoo! Research)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
Every two days the global info glut grows by 5 exabytes, an amount exceeding all the knowledge created by humankind up to 2003. And our personal contact lists now far exceed Dunbar's number, the 148 people who can form a cohesive social unit. Can our brains remain afloat in web 2.0's flood of data and faces? Or do all our new coping mechanisms just make the noise worse? Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Development
Location: New York West
Emma Persky (Trampoline Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 5 ratings)
Users are demanding more contextual information for the data and content they consume on the web, and information silos are no longer acceptable, but how do you expose your users to the right information amongst the background noise? In this talk I will explore some of the mathematical techniques you can easily implement to analyse your content and provide that much needed context automatically. Read more.

3:10pm

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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Jamie Kosoy (Big Spaceship)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 7 ratings)
Flash wasn't invented for you. Web standards weren't either. In fact, neither design nor technology matter because of designers and technologists. These two disciplines have converged for users - or better yet, for people. Join Jamie as he dives into the zen of our trade and how you can make informed decisions on providing the best experience possible for the people you're trying to reach. Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Social Media & Marketing
Location: Empire West
Gabe Zichermann (Gamification.Co & Gamification Summit)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 5 ratings)
From Foursquare and Gowalla to Yelp and Miso, game mechanics - badges, points, leaderboards, achievements - are popping up all over the web. Learn how to leverage the extraordinary power of these tools to create, engage and excite your online community. This session highlights the most successful strategies and tactics gleaned from nearly 200 interviews for the book "Game-Based Marketing". Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Mobile, Strategy & Business Models
Location: New York East
Moderated by:
Michele Anderson (Activate)
Panelists:
Elena Krasnoperova (Zong), Mike Sego (Gaia Online)
Businesses in every sector are looking to tap the possibilities of mobile payments and micro-transactions. To help you get an edge, this panel will give you an overview of the payments landscape and provide a preview of coming attractions. Read more.
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Thursday, 09/30/2010
Development
Location: New York West
Tags: startups
Moderated by:
Havi Hoffman (Yahoo Developer Network)
Panelists:
Akiva Bamberger (Columbia University), Chad Dickerson (Etsy), Tarikh Korula (Uncommon Projects), Meghan Gill (10gen)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 8 ratings)
A moderated conversation with 4 or 5 technology innovators who are familiar with hack days, either as organizers/facilitators or as hack day participants/winners. The goal of the session is to introduce the basic principles and benefits of internal and external hack days to developers and decision-makers, as a means of inspiring creativity, collaboration, and cross-pollination of ideas. Read more.
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Sponsors
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • 3DVIA
  • Authorize.Net
  • HP
  • Neustar, Inc.
  • OpenSRS
  • open{subnet}

Rob Koziura
(415) 947-6111
rkoziura@techweb.com

Kaitlin Pike
(415) 947-6306
kpike@techweb.com

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