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Josh Williams

Josh Williams
Product Manager, Facebook

Website | @jw

Josh Williams is a Product Manager at Facebook where he focuses his energies Location and Events. Prior to Facebook, he was a co-founder and CEO at Gowalla, a pioneering location-based service that connected people with millions of places around the world. While currently living in San Francisco, Josh enjoys traveling with his wife Rachel and two effervescent daughters. In a future life, he’d like to be an accomplished woodworker.

Sessions

Local
Location: Ballroom V Level: Novice
MG Siegler (TechCrunch), Ryan Sarver (Twitter), Josh Williams (Facebook), Dennis Crowley (foursquare), Sam Altman (Loopt), Mark Hendrickson (Worldly Developments)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
As more services integrate location elements, we're sending out a lot of geo-tagged data. But what does it say about us? More importantly, how can it help us in our daily lives? How can local businesses use it? Is there a cost/benefit ratio to sharing all this data? We'll discuss these issues. Read more.
Plenary
Location: Ballroom III - VI Level: Novice
Josh Williams (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 8 ratings)
Visions of virtual goods, digital collectibles and pixelated tchotchkes are inspiring people to check in with their phone, sharing not only their location, but also their souvenirs, with friends. This discussion will explore the incentives, social bragging rights, collectibility and other gamelike rewards that are motivating the masses to go out and discover the world around them. Read more.