Frank Gruber

Frank Gruber
Editor, Somewhat Frank / TECH cocktail / AOL

Website

Frank is well-known for his blog SOMEWHATFRANK.com, and for his
analysis on Web 2.0, social media and emerging technologies and has been
featured in a number of publications including TechCrunch, iMediaConnection, as
well as on his blog and related video podcasts on SOMEWHAT FRANK TV.

In May 2006 he co-founded TECH cocktail with Eric Olson, a
community building startup which offers events and community-powered projects
open to bloggers, technology enthusiasts, entrepreneurs & professionals
interested in technology in under served technology communities. Hosting events
in Chicago, D.C., Boulder and Boston, Frank recently co-hosted the first TECH
cocktail CONFERENCE
in Chicago
and you can expect to see more from TECH
cocktail soon as it continues to live up to its name by fostering community building via a “cocktail of TECH
people.”

Frank Gruber is a principal product manager for AOL in the People Networks group. His past
AOL successes include the myAOL personalized startpage which has been
rolled out globally since launching in July 2007. Frank has developed online
product strategy for Apartments.com and Tribune Interactive, a subsidiary of
the Tribune Company. Frank has also offered strategic Web and social media
consulting services.

Growing up in the Chicago area,
Mr. Gruber received an MS in Computer Information Systems from Northwestern
University, and a BS in Computer
Information Systems from Purdue University.

Sessions

General
Location: Regency E
Frank Gruber (Somewhat Frank / TECH cocktail / AOL), Alex Blum (KickApps), Michael Jones (Userplane / AOL), Kerry Pearce-Parkins (Mixx.com), Sean Roach (Got Access)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
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