Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2011 Schedule

Below is the preliminary schedule for Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco. We'll be confirming more sessions and adding them to this schedule in the coming weeks.

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2001
Add Critical Thinking for UX Designers (or anyone, really) to your personal schedule
9:00am Critical Thinking for UX Designers (or anyone, really) Stephen Anderson (PoetPainter), Russ Unger (Happy Cog)
Add Beyond Usable: Research with Results to your personal schedule
1:00pm Beyond Usable: Research with Results Kelly Goto (gotomedia, LLC)
2005
Add Get Going: How to Build and Test Your Idea Without Programming to your personal schedule
9:00am Get Going: How to Build and Test Your Idea Without Programming Elizabeth Yin (LaunchBit), Jennifer Chin (LaunchBit)
Add How to Fail for Success: Three Key Startup Mistakes to your personal schedule
1:00pm How to Fail for Success: Three Key Startup Mistakes Cass Phillipps (Webwallflower Events), Janice Fraser (LUXr), Kevin Systrom (Instagram), Manu Kumar (K9 Ventures)
2002
Add Effective Facebook Ads and Applications to your personal schedule
9:00am Effective Facebook Ads and Applications Dennis Yu (BlitzLocal), Justin Kistner (Webtrends)
Add 101 Killer SEO & PPC Strategies & Tactics to your personal schedule
1:00pm 101 Killer SEO & PPC Strategies & Tactics Mona Elesseily (Page Zero Media), Stephan Spencer (The Art of SEO)
2009
Add Ruby on Rails at a Snail's Pace to your personal schedule
9:00am Ruby on Rails at a Snail's Pace Matt Reider (Engine Yard), Jen Mei Wu (Blazing Cloud)
Add Ruby on Rails at a Snail's Pace (continued...) to your personal schedule
1:00pm Ruby on Rails at a Snail's Pace (continued...) Matt Reider (Engine Yard), Jen Mei Wu (Blazing Cloud)
2006
Add Scalable Data Storage Getting you Down? To the Cloud! to your personal schedule
9:00am Scalable Data Storage Getting you Down? To the Cloud! Mikhail Panchenko (Urban Airship), Derek Smith (SimpleGeo), Paul Lathrop (SimpleGeo, Inc.), Michael Malone (SimpleGeo)
Add Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps to your personal schedule
1:00pm Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps Jonathan Stark (Jonathan Stark Consulting)
4:00pm Break
Room: On Your Own
Add Ignite to your personal schedule
6:30pm Doors open. 7:45pm Talks start
Room: Mezzanine (444 Jessie Street @ Mint)
Ignite
12:00pm Lunch
Room: 2nd Floor Lobby
9:00am-12:00pm (3h) Workshop
Critical Thinking for UX Designers (or anyone, really)
Stephen Anderson (PoetPainter) et al
Love creative problem solving, but need something more practical— something specific to User Experience? Participants will be encouraged to participate, if not embarrass themselves in front of a room full of their peers as they challenge themselves to see past the first, obvious—and often incorrect—answers, and start to flip problems on their heads to see solutions from a different view.
1:00pm-4:00pm (3h) Workshop
Beyond Usable: Research with Results
Kelly Goto (gotomedia, LLC)
You know that research is essential to understanding your users and creating better experiences. Design Ethnographer Kelly Goto shares rapid, combined research methods that tap into what you already know to add to your UX toolbox today.
9:00am-12:00pm (3h) Workshop
Get Going: How to Build and Test Your Idea Without Programming
Elizabeth Yin (LaunchBit) et al
This workshop is for people who want to launch an internet-based business idea but don't know how to code. We'll cover how to use free/inexpensive tools to quickly launch without coding, how to market, and how to measure your early-stage success. We build off of Steve Blank and Eric Ries' customer development philosophy. Please bring an internet idea you can share.
1:00pm-4:00pm (3h) Workshop
How to Fail for Success: Three Key Startup Mistakes
Cass Phillipps (Webwallflower Events) et al
"If you haven't failed 5x more than you have succeeded, you're not prepared for success," - Jay Adelson, FailCon 2010. A new venture will fail in dozens ways: design, scaling, customer service, team development and more. Learn the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make, what ruins startups and new projects in their first year, and how you can best prepare from those who have gotten through it."
9:00am-12:00pm (3h) Workshop
Effective Facebook Ads and Applications
Dennis Yu (BlitzLocal) et al
In this interactive workshop, we'll explore Facebook's advertising and application platforms. Learn how to do competitive analysis, build ad campaigns, and set up engagement apps. Understand the most effective ways to integrate Facebook widgets into your site. In particular, we'll look at how to use ads and applications together to drive engagement via live ad campaigns.
1:00pm-4:00pm (3h) Workshop
101 Killer SEO & PPC Strategies & Tactics
Mona Elesseily (Page Zero Media) et al
Make your PPC (paid search) and SEO (organic listings) marketing initiatives really hum! In this workshop, you'll learn what it takes to compete effectively. From workshop learnings, attendees will be able to incorporate practical tips, tactics, techniques and tools directly into SEO and PPC initiatives the very next day!
9:00am-12:00pm (3h) Workshop
Ruby on Rails at a Snail's Pace
Matt Reider (Engine Yard) et al
Many of your favorite websites, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Groupon use Ruby on Rails. Recruiters are on the hunt for Rails programmers, and there are not enough out there. If you are looking to shift your career into overdrive, Ruby on Rails is the way to go. This class will teach you the basics of Ruby on Rails, and give you a strong foundation upon which to grow.
1:00pm-4:00pm (3h) Workshop
Ruby on Rails at a Snail's Pace (continued...)
Matt Reider (Engine Yard) et al
Many of your favorite websites, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Groupon use Ruby on Rails. Recruiters are on the hunt for Rails programmers, and there are not enough out there. If you are looking to shift your career into overdrive, Ruby on Rails is the way to go. This class will teach you the basics of Ruby on Rails, and give you a strong foundation upon which to grow.
9:00am-12:00pm (3h) Workshop
Scalable Data Storage Getting you Down? To the Cloud!
Mikhail Panchenko (Urban Airship) et al
The hype cycle is at a high for cloud computing, distributed "NoSQL" data storage, and high availability map-reducing eventually consistent distributed data processing frameworks everywhere. Back in the real world we know that these technologies aren't a cure-all. But they're not worthless, either.
1:00pm-4:00pm (3h) Workshop
Building Cross-Platform Mobile Apps
Jonathan Stark (Jonathan Stark Consulting)
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.
4:00pm-6:30pm (2h 30m)
Break
6:30pm-9:30pm (3h) Events
Ignite
Join us for Ignite, a fun, high-energy evening of “speed presentations” given by people like you.
12:00pm-1:00pm (1h)
Break: Lunch
Sponsors
  • Bundle
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • .CO
  • Serve (amex)
  • Tagged
  • Berlin Partner
  • IBT
  • OpenSRS
  • PR Newswire
  • RIM
  • SoftLayer
  • StrataScale Inc.
  • TokBox

Ally Parker
aparker@techweb.com

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

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