Dave McClure

Dave McClure
Master of..., 500 Hats

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Dave McClure has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for almost twenty years as a software developer, entrepreneur, startup advisor, angel investor, blogger, & internet marketing nerd. He is an advisor or investor for Mint, Mashery, Simply Hired, TeachStreet, Oortle, CrazyEgg, SlideShare, Eventvue, RichRelevance, HealthUnity, & Canopy Financial.

Dave is the conference chair for Graphing Social Patterns, and a co-chair for Web 2.0 Expo. He has been a guest lecturer at Stanford University for the nation’s first-ever course on building Facebook Apps. Dave is a board member for microfinance accelerator Unitus, advisor to microfinance lender Kiva.org, and a co-founder of the Silicon Valley Microfinance Network.

From 2005 to 2006, Dave launched and ran marketing for job search engine Simply Hired, and its evil twin Simply Fired. From 2001 to 2004, Dave worked at PayPal as Director of Marketing, where he founded and ran the PayPal Developer Network program. Prior to PayPal Dave was a database consultant and programmer for several companies including Microsoft and Intel. In 1994 he founded Aslan Computing, an internet and e-commerce firm later acquired by Servinet/Panurgy in 1998.

Before coming to Silicon Valley, Dave barely graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a BS in Mathematical Sciences Engineering and a minor in frisbee, billiards, and foosball. His interests include microfinance and economic innovation, entrepreneurship and venture capital, ultimate frisbee, cartoons and animation, and an ever-growing collection of silly hats.

For more info see Dave’s blog: Master of 500 Hats

Sessions

General
Location: Regency E
Dave McClure (500 Hats)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Welcome to the premier conference on social networks and social platforms. Learn about the latest marketing and technical innovations happening in social networking from Google, MySpace, Facebook, Yahoo, and many more. Read more.
General
Location: Regency E
Robert Fan (Stanford University / 750 Industries), Dave McClure (500 Hats)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Find out how a Stanford class in just ten weeks created over 50 amazing Facebook apps, and attracted over 10 million installs and 1 million daily users. Read more.
Event
Location: Regency E
Dave McClure (500 Hats)
AppNite features 10 awesome developers doing lightning-fast 5-minute live demos, with prizes for the 2 best apps (chosen by the audience). Read more.
General
Location: Regency E
Dave McClure (500 Hats)
Conference news and announcements. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Regency E
Benjamin Ling (Facebook), Dave Morin (Facebook), Ruchi Sanghvi (Facebook), Josh Elman (Facebook), Dave McClure (500 Hats)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
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. Read more.
General
Location: Regency E
Dave McClure (500 Hats), Hiten Shah (CrazyEgg / KISSmetrics), Ian Swanson (Sometrics, Inc.), Albert Lai (Kontagent), Roy Pereira (Refresh)
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. Read more.
General
Location: Regency E
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)
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. Read more.
  • Buddy Media
  • AOL
  • Bebo
  • Clearspring
  • Friendster
  • Gratis Network
  • Hook Mobile
  • SocialMedia
  • BNet

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