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Bringing Geo Home To Roost

Location: Ballroom V Level: Novice
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Bringing Geo Home To Roost Presentation [PDF]

Geolocal services are finally making inroads among users thanks to social motivators like the “checkin”. But what lies ahead? What will it take to grow beyond the early adopters and truly reach the masses? Stephen Hood, co-founder of BlockChalk, will explore some directions in which geo might evolve to become more relevant and attractive to mainstream users.

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Stephen Hood


Stephen Hood is co-founder of BlockChalk, the mobile bulletin board for your neighborhood. Prior to BlockChalk he was Director of Product Management for del.icio.us. Stephen’s background in product design and management also includes Web search R&D (at Yahoo!) and J2EE (at BEA Systems).