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  • Nokia
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Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2008 Call for Participation

Call closed 11:59pm 04/19/2008 PDT.

O’Reilly Media and CMP Technology invite alpha geeks, Web 2.0 notables, entrepreneurs, VCs, thought leaders, and other interested parties to lead conference sessions and workshops at Web 2.0 Expo, happening April 22-25, 2008 at Moscone West in San Francisco, California. The deadline for all proposals has been extended to November 6, 2007.

Themes and Memes at Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2008

Some of the concepts we’ll be exploring include:

  • Security, Security, Security—because if users can’t trust you, you ain’t going to last
  • Going Offline—Google Gears & RIA Platforms
  • Facebook Apps—Can your business depend on another’s so intrinsically?
  • The Social Graph—How open can it get?
  • Web Operations, the “Web as Platform”
  • The Domain Name Gold Rush, Act II—thar’s gold in them thar dot-coms!
  • Search and Vertical Search
  • Machine vs. Human in Search, Mapping and Elsewhere
  • The Browser as Business Model
  • High Performance, High Scalability, High Availability
  • Social Networks and Identity
  • Internet Marketing and Measurability
  • Simplicity and Incremental Complexity
  • Tagging, Ranking, and User-generated Content
  • Web 2.0: SHOW ME THE MONEY! (Real Revenue Models, not Underpants Gnomes)

Tracks and Components of Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2008

Strategy & Business Models

Do you know the critical and key strategies for building Web 2.0 businesses, platforms and business models? Tell us where the Web 2.0 rubber meets the road to revenue, or how to build a web platform from scratch. We’d like to hear from both startup guerrillas as well as platform gorillas, along other enterprise-class Web 2.0 companies.

Marketing & Community
How has internet marketing changed in the past few years? What new techniques are companies using to launch their business and products? Tell us how SEO and SEM are turning marketing into science, and how the Facebook Revolution is turning all your friends into social networking pimps. Show how to create buzz with viral marketing, social networks, the social graph, and community evangelism. What does a company need to know now about blogs, social networks, online videos, widgets or other tools to make a difference for Web 2.0 marketing?

Design & User Experience

It’s often said that in Web 2.0, the design IS the product. But what we mean by the practice of design is evolving, and the skill sets of web designers have evolved with them. This track looks at the technical concepts, process innovations, design patterns, and frameworks that inform today’s web applications, from the perspective of user experience and interaction design.

Web 2.0 has many component parts. We’ll look at how mobile, security, user-generated content, and other Web 2.0 core fundamentals all work together to deliver a great web site and application. We’re seeking sessions focusing on location/maps, licensing (CC), identity platforms, and their impact on the Web today.

Web 2.0 Services & Platforms

The Web has shown us a new way of building and releasing software. Lightweight frameworks with support for standards and interactivity are the chosen weapons of the day. Ajax, Flash and now Silverlight provide the interactivity. The frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails, Django, and Dojo, ease development. Security is a major requirement for every app. Web services (and users) provide (and share) the data. This track is for experienced programmers looking to improve their understanding of the technical ecosystem—what’s baked now and what’s lurking below the radar.

Development & Web Operations
Your web app just got Dugg, Slashdotted, Netscaped, and Boingboing’d while you were asleep. Will your site scale? Or fail? Will you even know it’s happening? In this track, learn how to scale your site globally using LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python) or virtual servers. Discover the best monitoring strategies and the tricks that make sites like Digg and Flickr so successful.

One full day of workshops in each of the major tracks take participants deep into the fundamentals of building Web 2.0 businesses.

Launch Pad
Are you an up-and-coming Web 2.0 company with a product or web site launch you’d like to coincide with the conference? Our Web 2.0 Expo Launch Pad series provides a platform for notable companies to debut. More information about submitting a company for Launch Pad will be available in the coming months. There will not be a fee for companies wishing to participate in Launch Pad.

A limited number of speaking opportunities are also available through conference sponsorship. Contact Paige Finkelman at 415-947-6358 or pfinkelman@cmp.com

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