Tim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly
Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Website | @timoreilly

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. O’Reilly Media also publishes online through the O’Reilly Network and hosts conferences on technology topics, including the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, and the Web 2.0 Conference. Tim’s blog, the O’Reilly Radar “watches the alpha geeks” to determine emerging technology trends, and serves as a platform for advocacy about issues of importance to the technical community. Tim is on the boards of MySQL, CollabNet, Safari Books Online, Wesabe, and ValuesOfN, and is a partner in O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures.


Keynote Broadway Ballroom
Kathy Sierra (SeriousPony), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
In this one-on-one interview, pre-recorded exclusively for the 2008 O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing Conference, Kathy Sierra and Tim O'Reilly discuss innovations in the publishing landscape from an author's perspective. They also touch on the principles of how Sierra successfully "creates passionate users" and how this energizes and increases her audience. Read more.
Broadway Ballroom
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
After putting Dilbert online for free, Scott Adams reported, "Free is more complicated than you think." In this talk, Tim O'Reilly does the math: just how many page views do you need to support an e-book with advertising? How popular does your blog need to be? What percentage of customers who sample a free product end up paying for more? Read more.
Broadway South
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Tim Spalding (LibraryThing), Otis Chandler (Goodreads, Inc)
Readers are taking the personal connections books have always forged to the web, using social networking sites and software to share what's on their bookshelves and find out what others are reading. Join the founders of some of the most popular social reading sites for a panel discussion on where their sites came from, and what they see for the future of social reading. Read more.

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