So i've been busting my ass these past few months putting together the O'Reilly Graphing Social Patterns West conference March 3-4 in San Diego. I'm happy to say the program is locked & loaded, and our lineup of speakers & topics is friggin' awesome (yeah i know, i'm biased).
We have business & tech keynotes from social platform juggernauts Facebook, MySpace, Google, & Yahoo. We have presentations & panel discussions from an all-star cast of alpha geeks & entrepreneurs who comprise the best & brightest of the social networking universe.
Charlene Li & Jeremiah Owyang from Forrester Research will rock your sox on The Future of Social Networks and Widget Strategies & Social Platforms. We also have socially-savvy VCs like Jim Scheinman from Charles River Ventures, Jeremy Liew from LightSpeed, Jeff Clavier from SoftTechVC, and Lee Lorenzen from Altura Ventures.
Companies speaking include RockYou, Slide, SocialMedia, ClearSpring, SixApart, Plaxo, Widgetbox, Zynga, VideoEgg, Lookery, among many many others. Discussion topics include Viral Marketing & Widgets, Marketing on Facebook, Social Games, Engineering the Viral Loop, Driving User Engagement, Privacy Management & Data Portability, Advertising & Monetization.
Wait a sec... some of you are starving independent geeks on a budget, right? You're working hard to get your amazing new app / widget / startup off the ground without spending an arm and a leg. We got you covered -- here's a discount code for 30% off (gspw08spbl) you can use to register & save some cash.
Want to Save More? Enter the AppNite Live Demo Contest
Finally, if you're a sharp app developer and really need a break, enter your Facebook or OpenSocial app in our AppNite Live Demo Contest, and you'll get a 50% off discount code (click thru to get the code... even if you don't make the cut, you still get the discount, yo). Ten apps will be selected for lightning demos at the AppNite party, and two winners will receive a brand-spankin' new MacBook Air as their prize. yowza!
Alright, that's all the pimping for now. i'm out. See you in San Diego!