Dave McClure

Dave McClure
Master of..., 500 Hats


Dave McClure has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for almost twenty years as a software developer, entrepreneur, startup advisor, angel investor, blogger, & internet marketing nerd. Dave is the conference chair for Graphing Social Patterns, and a co-chair for Web 2.0 Expo. He has been a guest lecturer at Stanford University for the nation’s first-ever course on building Facebook Apps.

Previously, Dave launched and ran marketing for job search engine Simply Hired, and ran PayPal’s Developer Network program. Prior to PayPal Dave was a database consultant and programmer and in 1994 he founded Aslan Computing, acquired by Servinet/Panurgy in 1998.

Before coming to Silicon Valley, Dave barely graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a BS in Mathematical Sciences Engineering and a minor in frisbee, billiards, and foosball. His interests include microfinance and entrepreneurship, ultimate frisbee, and an ever-growing collection of silly hats.

For more info see Dave’s blog: Master of 500 Hats


Location: San Diego Ballroom B Level: Novice
Dave McClure (500 Hats)
Welcome to the premier conference on social networks and social platforms. Learn about the latest marketing & technical innovations happening in social networking from Google, MySpace, Facebook, Yahoo, and many more. Read more.
Location: San Diego Ballroom B Level: Novice
Dave McClure (500 Hats), Jim Scheinman (Charles River Ventures), Nick Gonzalez (SocialMedia)
AppNite features 10 awesome developers doing lightning-fast 5-minute live demos, with prizes for the 2 best apps (as determined by audience vote). Developers may enter in one of two categories: 1) Facebook-compatible apps (Facebook, Bebo) and 2) OpenSocial-compatible apps (MySpace, Hi5, Orkut, Friendster, Ning). Read more.
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  • Yahoo! Inc.

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