GSP East 2008 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at GSP East (schedule subject to change).

Regency E
8:00am Continental Breakfast
Room: Regency E
Add Announcements to your personal schedule
9:00am Plenary
Room: Regency E
Announcements Dave McClure (500 Hats)
Add OpenSocial + Google App Engine Technical Overview to your personal schedule
OpenSocial + Google App Engine Technical Overview Patrick Chanezon (VMware), Paul McDonald (Google, Inc. )
10:00am Break
Room: Regency E
Add Poke Back: Facebook Live and Interactive to your personal schedule
10:30am Session
Room: Regency E
Poke Back: Facebook Live and Interactive Benjamin Ling (Facebook), Dave Morin (Facebook), Ruchi Sanghvi (Facebook), Josh Elman (Facebook), Dave McClure (500 Hats)
Add OpenSocial: Open for Business to your personal schedule
11:15am Session
Room: Regency E
OpenSocial: Open for Business Patrick Chanezon (VMware), Paul Lindner (LinkedIn), Max Newbould (MySpace), Sachin Rekhi (imeem)
12:00pm sponsor session
TBC
12:10pm Lunch
Room: Regency E
Add Bring Your Own Platform (BYOP): Build, Buy, or Borrow? to your personal schedule
1:10pm Session
Room: Regency E
Bring Your Own Platform (BYOP): Build, Buy, or Borrow? Oren Michels (Mashery), Jessica Alter (Bebo), Daniel Burton (Salesforce), David Jones (Friendster, Inc.)
Add Social Games for Social Platforms: Unleashing Viral Fun :) to your personal schedule
1:50pm Session
Room: Regency E
Social Games for Social Platforms: Unleashing Viral Fun :) Justin Smith (InsideFacebook.com & Watercooler), Siqi Chen (Serious Business), Andrew Trader (Zynga Game Networks), Robert Balahura (J2Play), TJ Murphy (Mobian Design)
Add Geek Metrics: Using App Analytics to Drive Distribution, Engagement, & Monetization to your personal schedule
2:30pm Session
Room: Regency E
Geek Metrics: Using App Analytics to Drive Distribution, Engagement, & Monetization Dave McClure (500 Hats), Hiten Shah (CrazyEgg / KISSmetrics), Ian Swanson (Sometrics, Inc.), Albert Lai (Kontagent), Roy Pereira (Refresh)
3:00pm Break
Room: Regency E
Add VIRAL vs STICKY: Designing Social Apps for Reach & Retention to your personal schedule
3:30pm Session
Room: Regency E
VIRAL vs STICKY: Designing Social Apps for Reach & Retention Nick O'Neill (Social Times Inc.), Zach Allia (Free Gifts), Vikas Gupta (Jambool), Tim O'Shaughnessy (Hungry Machine), Keith Schacht (42 Friends LLC)
Add Show Me the Monetization: Turning Apps into Dollars to your personal schedule
4:10pm Session
Room: Regency E
Show Me the Monetization: Turning Apps into Dollars Caroline McCarthy (CNET News), Nick Gonzalez (SocialMedia), Anu Shukla (Offerpal Media), Murtaza Hussain (Peanut Labs, Inc), Rob Jewell (Gratis Internet)
Add Privacy & Data Portability for Social Networks to your personal schedule
4:50pm Session
Privacy & Data Portability for Social Networks Brian Oberkirch (Small Good Thing), Dave Morin (Facebook), Chris Saad (Faraday Media, DataPortability Project), Allen Hurff (SoCal Incubator), John McCrea (Plaxo), Dave McClure (500 Hats)
8:00am-9:00am (1h)
Break: Continental Breakfast
9:00am-9:05am (5m) General
Announcements
Dave McClure (500 Hats)
Conference news and announcements.
9:05am-9:30am (25m) Keynote
OpenSocial + Google App Engine Technical Overview
Patrick Chanezon (VMware) et al
Google is involved with many efforts to make the social web more real, more useful, and more open. This session will cover the latest release of OpenSocial and recent implementations on popular social platforms like MySpace and Hi5, as well as an overview of Google's new App Engine platform.
9:30am-10:00am (30m) Keynote
Technical Overview: The MySpace Developer Platform (MDP)
Allen Hurff (SoCal Incubator)
MySpace is the largest social networking site in the world, and the sixth most popular web site overall. MySpace will present an overview of the MySpace Developer Platform (MDP), how it fits in with Google’s new OpenSocial environment, and discuss new opportunities for both businesses and developers to build their apps and widgets on MySpace.
10:00am-10:30am (30m)
Break
10:30am-11:15am (45m) Keynote
Poke Back: Facebook Live and Interactive
Benjamin Ling (Facebook) et al
Come join the Facebook Platform team for an interactive keynote panel where YOU drive the discussion (moderated by Dave McClure). Here's your chance to find out everything you've ever wanted to know about Facebook.
11:15am-12:00pm (45m) General
OpenSocial: Open for Business
Patrick Chanezon (VMware) et al
Google's OpenSocial platform is finally here: multiple social platforms are now running OpenSocial apps including MySpace, Hi5, Orkut with more on the way. Come see the latest OpenSocial apps & demos from Google and friends, and find out what's coming in the future.
12:00pm-12:10pm (10m)
Session: sponsor session
To be confirmed
12:10pm-1:10pm (1h)
Break: Lunch
1:10pm-1:50pm (40m) General
Bring Your Own Platform (BYOP): Build, Buy, or Borrow?
Oren Michels (Mashery) et al
Facebook has Platform. Google has OpenSocial. Many social networks are choosing to roll out their own application platform offering. Get an overview of several new social networks, and find out what choices they made in creating their social platforms.
1:50pm-2:30pm (40m) General
Social Games for Social Platforms: Unleashing Viral Fun :)
Justin Smith (InsideFacebook.com & Watercooler) et al
Social Games are a new category of fun, simple applications that operate on social platforms. Several new social startups are creating easy-to-use game apps that offer both highly viral and highly engaging characteristics at the same time. Find out more about how Social Games are driving a new wave of user activity and developer innovation.
2:30pm-3:00pm (30m) General
Geek Metrics: Using App Analytics to Drive Distribution, Engagement, & Monetization
Dave McClure (500 Hats) et al
This session will cover how app analytics & iterative testing methods are used by top developers to engineer broader reach, increase user engagement, and drive revenue. Several new developer analytics tools will be reviewed & demonstrated.
3:00pm-3:30pm (30m)
Break
3:30pm-4:10pm (40m) General
VIRAL vs STICKY: Designing Social Apps for Reach & Retention
Nick O'Neill (Social Times Inc.) et al
Successful social applications can acquire millions of users in just days, but viral apps don't always make users stick. How do you design apps with a breakaway "viral loop", and at the same time create fanatic user engagement to keep them coming back? Find out how to build both viral & engaging apps that drive users to your door & get them addicted for life.
4:10pm-4:50pm (40m) General
Show Me the Monetization: Turning Apps into Dollars
Caroline McCarthy (CNET News) et al
Ok, now your app is viral and has a bazillion users. It’s so engaging, they spend hours using it almost every day. Just one last thing: it’s Time to Get Paid. SHOW ME THE MONEY!
4:50pm-5:30pm (40m) General
Privacy & Data Portability for Social Networks
Brian Oberkirch (Small Good Thing) et al
Social networks are letting more people connect than ever before. With just a click, you can make friends with anyone in the world, and share your hobbies and interests... or your most treasured secrets. Learn how social networks can help (or harm) people and their social profile data. Find out how to manage online privacy, and what data is available to friends, apps, and marketers.
  • Buddy Media
  • AOL
  • Bebo
  • Clearspring
  • Friendster
  • Gratis Network
  • Hook Mobile
  • SocialMedia
  • BNet

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Yvonne Romaine at yromaine@oreilly.com.

Press and Media

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