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Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco 2008 Workshops

Half day workshops provide a forum for collaborative learning, exploratory participation, and the first-hand opportunity to master the power of Web 2.0 technologies. An additional fee is required to attend workshops.

Location: 2002 Level: Novice
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. Read more.
Location: 2003 Level: Novice
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. Read more.
Location: 2006 Level: Novice
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, Read more.
Location: 2009 Level: Novice
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. Read more.
Location: 2022 Level: Novice
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. Read more.
Location: 2010 Level: Intermediate
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. Read more.
Location: 2002 Level: Novice
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. Read more.
Location: 2003 Level: Novice
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. Read more.
Location: 2006 Level: Intermediate
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. Read more.
Location: 2009 Level: Novice
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, Read more.
Location: 2022 Level: Novice
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. Read more.
Location: 2010 Level: Novice
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. Read more.
Location: 2014 Level: Novice
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. Read more.