Schedule: Workshop sessions

Location: 2001 Level:
Nancy Duarte (Duarte Design)
Average rating: ****.
(4.76, 25 ratings)
Ever found yourself checking email during a presentation or sending IMs to the person sitting next to you. Sure, we’ve all done it. Information abounds and so does the continuing need for it. So in this information and attention deficit age, how do we transform presentations from a one-way lecture to an informative, engaging and collaborative experience? Read more.
Location: 2002 Level:
Tony Hillerson (Tack Mobile)
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 3 ratings)
There’s lots of excitement, speculation and hope about Google Android. Can Google, with an open platform and market, compete with Apple’s controlled, very well-executed iPhone? Get up-to-speed on the Android SDK, IDE and emulator. Learn about building views, using the SDK’s components, building menus, persistence for configuration and data using SQLite, 2D/3D graphics, and the location APIs. Read more.
Location: 2005 Level:
Erin Malone (Tangible UX), Christian Crumlish (AOL)
Average rating: ***..
(3.53, 19 ratings)
Designing for social interaction is hard. People are unpredictable, consistency is a mixed blessing, and co-creation with your users requires a dizzying flirtation with loss of control. We will present the dos and don’ts of social web design using a sampling of interaction patterns, design principles and best practices to help you improve the design of your digital social environments. Read more.
Location: 2006 Level:
Stephan Spencer (The Art of SEO)
Average rating: ****.
(4.48, 29 ratings)
Whether you are a developer or a marketer, a seasoned expert or a newbie, this workshop is for you. Stephan will run through all the different requirements for a website that will ensure SEO success — from crafting content and code for search engines to essential tools and methodologies. Read more.
Location: 2010 Level:
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Sean Power (Watching Websites)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 6 ratings)
This session looks at what web operators need to monitor from performance and uptime to analytics, usability, communities, and competitors. In an Internet filled with mashups, RIAs, and mobile devices, the task of watching websites is increasingly challenging. Fortunately, a variety of new technologies and approaches help us keep watch on our websites and our Internet presence. Read more.
Location: 2009 Level:
Dion Hinchcliffe (Dachis Group)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 14 ratings)
The business landscape has changed dramatically over the last year and Web 2.0 concepts have only become more important factors for driving business survival and success. This informative session takes a deep dive into practical and potent techniques that can be used to rapidly energize every organization with new innovative techniques for cutting costs, driving growth, and spurring innovation. Read more.
Location: 2001 Level:
David Recordon (Facebook), Joseph Smarr (Google), Chris Messina (NeonMob)
Average rating: ***..
(3.85, 13 ratings)
You can’t talk about building for the web without contemplating a coherent approach to enabling and supporting social functionality. This developer-oriented workshop will emphasize the use and application of free, open building blocks for enabling social networking features on your site or service, and provide illuminating insights from some of the key figures creating these technologies. Read more.
Location: 2002 Level:
Christophe Bisciglia (Cloudera, Inc), Aaron Kimball (Cloudera, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.60, 5 ratings)
Cloudera will provide a tutorial aimed at producers and users of large volumes of data. Do you deal with TBs on a regular basis? Are traditional databases not doing what you need? Are your challenges related primarily to processing and analyzing data, rather than simply finding it? Hadoop and MapReduce might be just what you need. Read more.
Location: 2005 Level:
Christina Wodtke (Wodtke Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 27 ratings)
This workshop teaches core principals for creating robust and vibrant online communities, and illuminates critical design decisions that help a community thrive. Learn about the building blocks of social software, and which ones are most relevant to your business. Learn how to promote desired behaviors with interface design, and who’s doing it right. Read more.
Location: 2006 Level:
Mark Silva (Real Branding)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
This 3 hour workshop presents brand owners with a structured approach to developing a strategy, taking into account the unique needs of their own brand and market position. This highly interactive session gives attendees the chance to try it out for themselves, working collaboratively with other attendees and working through examples with real-world brands in attendance. Read more.
Location: 2010 Level:
Kim Lenox (Consumer Electronics Industry)
Average rating: **...
(2.38, 8 ratings)
This workshop is for web designers interested in shifting their careers toward designing for mobile devices. Kim Lenox of Adaptive Path, will describe what makes mobile different from the web and how to design for mobile context of use. Join Kim for this workshop and learn how your current web design background can be leveraged to design compelling mobile products. Read more.
Location: 2009 Level:
Christine Herron (Intel Capital), Bryce Roberts (O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures), Matt Asay (AWS), Jeff Bonforte (Xobni)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Whether you’re just starting a business, looking for capital, or working to outlast the market drought, this workshop is for you. Learn what goes on inside the minds of investors, how to present and defend your business, and how to land your first customers. Workshop topics will include venture fund mechanics, financing, marketing, revenue models, early customer acquisition, and sales. Read more.
  • 3Tera, Inc
  • Ascentium
  • Awareness
  • HiveLive, Inc.
  • ImageSpan
  • Jive Software
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kapow Technologies
  • Keynote Systems
  • LithiumTechnologies
  • Nokia
  • nomee
  • Qtask
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Remy
  • TamTamy
  • Vignette
  • Yola (fka SynthaSite)
  • Znak
  • IBM
  • eBay
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • EffectiveUI
  • Germany Trade & Invest
  • NeuStar
  • ONEsite

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