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This year, the official Web 2.0 Expo party will be something different. How better to celebrate the spirit of Web 2.0 than to take over the “lunchroom of the web”: San Francisco’s South Park? This charming and unassuming urban park is where it all started: it was the address to have in the nineties if you were going to make it on the web, and the lawn in front of the burrito place has probably seen more deals than any blades of grass ever hoped to. You knew the bubble had burst when there were no lines at Café Centro. Now it’s back, and it’s not just the home of Twitter, Adaptive Path, RubyRed Labs, and Wikipedia; it’s also a fantastic place to have a party.
On the evening of the first day of the full conference, local Web 2.0 companies and sponsors hosting from popular South Park restaurants will open their doors to conference attendees for the biggest and best party of the year. Attendees will arrive with a map of the participating venues and a mission to eat, drink and network. Maps will be placed in your badge holder, which will be given to you at check-in.
This event is open to conference attendees, speakers and press, but you must have your badge to get into the parties. South Park is within easy walking distance of Moscone West – just four blocks away.
363 Brannan Street
Make A Word! The experience design firm who coined the words “blog” and “Ajax” welcomes you into their offices for food, drinks, and conversation. Prizes awarded for the best 4-letter neologism pertaining the Web.
425 2nd Street, #300
Citizen Space is a SF Coworking space. We support community events and meetups and welcome vagabond hackers to drop in anytime for free. Our goal is to provide a cafe-like work experience without having to fight for the table by the plug.
ESVCA @ Andrea Schwartz Gallery
525 2nd Street
VCtini! The Early Stage Venture Capital Association (ESVCA) invites you to demo your site and socialize with early stage VCs such as August Capital, DFJ, Norwest Ventures, OATV, First Round Capital, Storm Ventures, Trinity Ventures and Woodside Fund at the Andrea Schwartz Gallery on 525 Second Street. Wireless iMac computer stations available for informal demos. Event sponsored by Fenwick & West, LLP, Silicon Valley Bank and Trinet HR Services.
Federated Media Publishing @ South Park Cafe
108 South Park
Grab a Bite with Battelle and Friends! Grab a Bite with John Battelle, Web 2.0 Program Chair and founder of Federated Media. Joining the party will be the brains behind some of the leading conversational media sites on the Web.
IBM @ Jack Falstaff
598 2nd St
Come join IBM for mojitos …iced, not stirred. We’re inviting Web 2.0 gurus, media types, engineers and partners for a meeting of the minds over appetizers, salsa music and, of course, mojitos.
150 South Park
Join Leverage Software for Dance 2.0 & Communitinis—We’ll be enjoying cocktails, food and conversation in the front and dancing to 80s (2.0 style) and current music in the back. For you rockers, we’ll be jammin’ on Guitar Hero. C’mon, think about the video uploads!
355 Bryant St., Suite 110 (between 1st and 2nd St.)
Come to the Rearden Avatar Party! See the future of Avatars for video games and the web, and experience the fusion of art and technology at our state-of-the-art studio. Free Food, Free Drinks, Free Exchange of Ideas!
548 4th St
Six Apart makes blogging a piece of cake! You’re invited to eat dessert and try our 6 hole golf course at our sweet networking event at the Six Apart office.
Wired @ Nova
555 2nd Street
Join Wired magazine and Wired.com for a drink at NOVA.
500 3rd St.
The Big Open Party @ Brickhouse! Join Yahoo! and YDN for a chill spring evening at the Brickhouse, home of Fire Eagle, Y!Live, and Yahoo! Video. Food, beer, DJs, and windows open. Details on Upcoming
ZoomProspector @ Gallery 16
501 3rd Street
Come help us celebrate the launch of ZoomProspector.com at the beautiful Gallery 16 . Join us for complimentary libations, food, a live DJ, some funky art and to mingle with a lively tech and public sector crowd.