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Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2008 (schedule subject to change).

Check out other Web 2.0 Expo scheduling applications from the community on the wiki.

2002
9:00am Workshop
Web 2.0 Best Practices Niall Kennedy (Hat Trick Media)
1:00pm Workshop
How to Innovate on Time Scott Berkun (Berkun Consulting)
2003
9:00am Workshop
Building an App for Social Platforms Jia Shen (RockYou), Lou Moore (hi5 Networks), Patrick Chanezon (Docker), Stephanie Bergman (MySpace)
1:00pm Workshop
Experience-driven Product Strategy Todd Wilkens (Adaptive Path)
2006
9:00am Workshop
Cross-Cultural User-Experience Design Aaron Marcus (Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc. (AM+A))
1:00pm Workshop
Creating Semantic mashups: Bridging Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web Jamie Taylor (Metaweb), Colin Evans (Metaweb), Toby Segaran (Google)
2009
9:00am Workshop
Free Traffic: SEO/SMO 101 (Search Engine & Social Media Optimization) Stephan Spencer (The Art of SEO), Muhammad Saleem (Advantage Consulting Services (ACS))
1:00pm Workshop
Intro to Blogs & Social Media Marketing 101 Nick Gonzalez (SocialMedia), Eric Eldon (VentureBeat), Trisha Okubo (Omiru: Style for All)
2022
9:00am Workshop
Starting Up: Strategies for Financing & Growing Your Web 2.0 Startup Rob Hayes (First Round Capital), Jeff Clavier (Softtech VC), Ted Rheingold (Dogster / Catster), Thor Muller (Get Satisfaction)
1:00pm Workshop
Mobile 2.0: Design and Develop for the iPhone and Beyond Brian Fling (Fling Media)
2010
9:00am Workshop
Adobe Flex and AIR Boot Camp Duane Nickull (Adobe Systems)
1:00pm Workshop
Startup Metrics 101: Product & Marketing Workshop Dave McClure (500 Hats), Hiten Shah (CrazyEgg / KISSmetrics), Vanessa Fox (Nine By Blue)
2014
9:00am SEO Friendly Web Application Design Nathan Buggia (Microsoft), Vanessa Fox (Nine By Blue)
1:00pm Workshop
Building Next Generation Web 2.0 Applications Dion Hinchcliffe (Dachis Group), John Fandel (Hinchcliffe & Company)
8:00am Continental Breakfast
Room: 2nd Level Lobby
12:00pm Lunch
Room: 2nd Level Lobby
6:00pm After Hours Event
Room: Marriott
After Hours @ The Marriott San Francisco
7:00pm Ignite SF
Room: DNA Lounge
Ignite SF
9:00am-12:00pm (3h) Workshop
Web 2.0 Best Practices
Niall Kennedy (Hat Trick Media)
The Web maintains fundamental best practices among years of change. Explicitly define your web site content. Syndicate your work throughout the world. Construct engaging, interactive experiences to drive long-term interactions. This session will dive deep into the building blocks of Web 2.0 and teach the basic components of any Web upgrade.
1:00pm-4:00pm (3h) Fundamentals, Workshop
How to Innovate on Time
Scott Berkun (Berkun Consulting)
Two of the most difficult things in the universe are delivering complex work on time and developing innovative ideas that solve real problems. As a sure sign of our collective insanity, many of us willingly attempt both at the same time. This fun, interactive workshop explores different approaches for managing innovation on a schedule.
9:00am-12:00pm (3h) Focus on Social Platforms, Workshop
Building an App for Social Platforms
Jia Shen (RockYou), Lou Moore (hi5 Networks), Patrick Chanezon (Docker), Stephanie Bergman (MySpace)
In this session, participants will learn how to build a multiplatform application, and the do's and don'ts of what it takes to design and implement engaging apps that are well received by a social network audience.
1:00pm-4:00pm (3h) Design and User Experience, Workshop
Experience-driven Product Strategy
Todd Wilkens (Adaptive Path)
Based on a new O'Reilly book by the strategy and design experts at Adaptive Path, this workshop will help you learn how to make user experience a strategic advantage. As the factors affecting our business get more complex, we must deal with greater and greater uncertainty.
9:00am-12:00pm (3h) Design and User Experience, Workshop
Cross-Cultural User-Experience Design
Aaron Marcus (Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc. (AM+A))
User interfaces for Web 2.0, whether on desktop or mobile platforms, reach across culturally diverse user communities, sometimes within a single country/language group, and certainly across the globe. If user interfaces are to be usable, useful, and appealing to such a wide range of users, if social networks are to produce the hoped for communities and revenues,
1:00pm-4:00pm (3h) Development, Workshop
Creating Semantic mashups: Bridging Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web
Jamie Taylor (Metaweb), Colin Evans (Metaweb), Toby Segaran (Google)
This tutorial will identify how the architecture of participation can be extended by combining open data and open source semantic technologies. We will use simple, hands-on examples to expose participants to semantic techniques that are possible today. The tutorial will culminate by working through the development of a semantic widget for movie reviews that makes use of the techniques described.
9:00am-12:00pm (3h) Marketing and Community, Workshop
Free Traffic: SEO/SMO 101 (Search Engine & Social Media Optimization)
Stephan Spencer (The Art of SEO), Muhammad Saleem (Advantage Consulting Services (ACS))
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 & Yahoo, as well as from social networking & social media sites like Digg, MySpace, Facebook, & YouTube.
1:00pm-4:00pm (3h) Marketing and Community, Workshop
Intro to Blogs & Social Media Marketing 101
Nick Gonzalez (SocialMedia), Eric Eldon (VentureBeat), Trisha Okubo (Omiru: Style for All)
This workshop will cover the fundamentals of blogging, social media marketing, and community evangelism using a variety of tools, content, and techniques (but primarily blogging!). Additional topics to cover may include viral videos, photoblogging, podcasting, and microblogging,
9:00am-12:00pm (3h) Strategy and Business Models, Workshop
Starting Up: Strategies for Financing & Growing Your Web 2.0 Startup
Rob Hayes (First Round Capital), Jeff Clavier (Softtech VC), Ted Rheingold (Dogster / Catster), Thor Muller (Get Satisfaction)
If you're getting ready to start a Web 2.0 business, or you're looking for seed capital, this workshop is for you. Learn what early stage investors are looking for, how to assess and present your business for funding, and what to expect from the process. Topics include financing, marketing, revenue models, and managing all the other hats every startup entrepreneur needs to wear.
1:00pm-4:00pm (3h) Workshop
Mobile 2.0: Design and Develop for the iPhone and Beyond
Brian Fling (Fling Media)
Web 2.0 completely redefined how we make and use web sites. Now with the iPhone and other modern mobile devices, this same revolution is coming to the mobile space. Learn the basic principles of mobile web design and development and explore the more advanced capabilities of Mobile 2.0.
9:00am-12:00pm (3h) Development, Workshop
Adobe Flex and AIR Boot Camp
Duane Nickull (Adobe Systems)
This session is designed for developers with little or no experience in Flash who want to learn how to build rich internet and desktop applications in three hours. Attendees will build nine projects.
1:00pm-4:00pm (3h) Strategy and Business Models, Workshop
Startup Metrics 101: Product & Marketing Workshop
Dave McClure (500 Hats), Hiten Shah (CrazyEgg / KISSmetrics), Vanessa Fox (Nine By Blue)
This workshop will explain how to use a simple 5-step model for startup metrics to make better product & marketing decisions. The model focuses on measuring user activity at five basic levels of conversion: Acquisition, Activation, Retention, Referral, & Revenue. We'll also provide a basic intro SEO for Startups, and we'll do live "Startup Makeover" reviews at the end of the workshop.
9:00am-12:00pm (3h) Development, Fundamentals
SEO Friendly Web Application Design
Nathan Buggia (Microsoft), Vanessa Fox (Nine By Blue)
You've architected your site to run flawlessly in Firefox and IE, but how well is it being crawled by the search engines? With search now driving more than 30% of all traffic to many websites, the answer to this question could have a significant impact on your business. Come learn the best practices for designing your web site in this interactive session for web developers.
1:00pm-4:00pm (3h) Workshop
Building Next Generation Web 2.0 Applications
Dion Hinchcliffe (Dachis Group), John Fandel (Hinchcliffe & Company)
This in-depth workshop provides an exploration of the next generation of techniques for creating compelling and highly competitive Web applications. Designed especially for the Web architect and product manager, this session closely examines the latest trends and techniques for leveraging Web 2.0 concepts in Web applications to achieve high levels of growth and user adoption.
8:00am-9:00am (1h)
Break: Continental Breakfast
12:00pm-1:00pm (1h)
Break: Lunch
6:00pm-12:00am (6h) Event
After Hours @ The Marriott San Francisco
Not sure where to go to hook up with friends and colleagues after show hours? Good chance you’ll find people at the Marriott Hotel, just down the street from Moscone West.
7:00pm-9:00pm (2h) Event
Ignite SF
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? Would you pitch a project? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? We'll find out during Ignite SF at Web 2.0 Expo SF.