GSP West 2008 Schedule

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

Monday, 03/03/2008

8:00am

Breakfast served in the Seaview Room (1h)

9:00am

Monday, 03/03/2008
Keynote
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Dave McClure (500 Hats)
Welcome to the premier conference on social networks and social platforms. Learn about the latest marketing & technical innovations happening in social networking from Google, MySpace, Facebook, Yahoo, and many more. Read more.

9:10am

Monday, 03/03/2008
Keynote
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Charlene Li (Altimeter Group)
Social networks are taking over the Web and changing how we interact with other people and businesses. See where social networks are headed in the future, and how business and technology is adapting. Read more.

9:40am

Monday, 03/03/2008
Keynote
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Amit Kapur (Gravity)
MySpace is the largest social networking site in the world, and the sixth most popular web site overall. Amit Kapur will present an overview of the new MySpace platform and related advertising and marketing opportunities to reach over 100 million MySpace users. Read more.

10:15am

AM Break (15m)

10:30am

Monday, 03/03/2008
Keynote
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Benjamin Ling (Facebook)
Ben Ling, director of Platform Product Marketing, will give an overview of the Facebook Platform. Come find out the latest developments with the Facebook APIs and other Facebook platform technology. Read more.

11:00am

Monday, 03/03/2008
General
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
BJ Fogg (Stanford University), Dan Ackerman-Greenberg (Stanford University / 750 Industries), Robert Fan (Stanford University / 750 Industries)
September 2007: 100 students enroll in a Stanford class on building Facebook apps and social persuasion. By December the students blew everyone away: 50+ amazing apps, 10 million installs, and 1 million daily users. Come hear their story and learn what happened. Read more.

11:20am

Monday, 03/03/2008
General
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Rodney Rumford (FaceReviews)
Find out how to market your business on Facebook using a variety of tools and techniques, and see case studies of other businesses currently using Facebook as a core marketing channel for customer acquisition. Read more.

11:45am

Monday, 03/03/2008
General
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Beth Kanter ( Beth's Blog)
How one woman poked, prodded, tweeted, blogged and mobilized a networked army of supporters to rally their friends and personal networks and raise over $90,000 for Cambodian Orphans, winning the #1 spot for Global Causes for America's Giving Challenge in January 2008. Come hear the story and learn the secrets of success for socially-networked, person-to-person fundraising. Read more.

12:00pm

Lunch (1h 15m)

1:15pm

Monday, 03/03/2008
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Ian Kennedy (Yahoo!)
MyBlogLog powers the friendly little faces you see on many blog sidebars. But behind the cool little widget there's a lot more going on; MBL enables users to store identity pointers to over 30 different social networking services. With the new MyBlogLog API, developers can now build lots of cool mashups, some of which Ian will demo & explain why Yahoo is so excited about them. Read more.

1:30pm

Monday, 03/03/2008
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Sean Ammirati (mSpoke / ReadWriteWeb), Ian Kennedy (Yahoo!), Bret Taylor (FriendFeed), Kevin Marks (TummelVision.tv), David Recordon (Facebook)
The latest revolution in social networks is the rollout of shared activity streams, such as Facebook's News Feed & Plaxo's Pulse. Come find out more about how feeds are changing the way people discover news, apps, and other information. Read more.

2:15pm

Monday, 03/03/2008
General
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Oren Michels (Mashery), Seth Sternberg (Google), Jessica Alter (Bebo), Chris Damsen (Netvibes), Jeff Roberto (Friendster)
Facebook has Platform. Google has OpenSocial. Many social networks are choosing to also roll out their own application platform offering. See an overview of social platforms from Bebo, meebo, NetVibes, & Friendster and find out what choices they made in creating their social platforms. Read more.

3:00pm

PM Break (30m)

3:30pm

Monday, 03/03/2008
General
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Jeremiah Owyang (Forrester Research), Hooman Radfar (Clearspring Technologies, Inc.), Jeff Nolan (NewsGator), Pam Webber (Widgetbox), Ben Pashman (Gigya)
Widgets are rapidly spreading throughout social networks and platforms. Companies are using widgets as new publishing and advertising channels, for both businesses and consumers. What advantages do widgets provide? And who's in charge of all of them? Learn how to define your widget strategy, and how to conquer the world of social platforms, news feeds, viral marketing, and more. Read more.

4:15pm

Monday, 03/03/2008
General
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Dan Farber (CNET Networks), Joseph Smarr (Google), David Lavenda (WorkLight), Allen Hurff (SoCal Incubator), Ben Metcalfe (Swordfish Corp / DataPortability.org)
Social networks are letting more people connect than ever before. Learn how social networks can help (or hurt?) people trying to control and manage their privacy online, and how to exchange data with friends, applications, and marketers. Read more.

5:00pm

Monday, 03/03/2008
General
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Chris Messina (Vidoop)
If someone wants to live "silo-free" and use / support distributed social networking technology, where do they start? DiSo is a distributed social network project founded by Steve Ivy and Chris Messina, built on top of WordPress. DiSo uses already-existing blog software building blocks, along with technologies like XMPP and XFN for handling friend lists and message delivery. Read more.

6:30pm

Monday, 03/03/2008
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Prior to Appnite, please join us for spirits and refreshments in the Marina Foyer. Thanks to our sponsor host Facebook. Read more.

7:00pm

Monday, 03/03/2008
Event
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Dave McClure (500 Hats), Jim Scheinman (Charles River Ventures), Nick Gonzalez (SocialMedia)
AppNite features 10 awesome developers doing lightning-fast 5-minute live demos, with prizes for the 2 best apps (as determined by audience vote). Developers may enter in one of two categories: 1) Facebook-compatible apps (Facebook, Bebo) and 2) OpenSocial-compatible apps (MySpace, Hi5, Orkut, Friendster, Ning). Read more.

8:00pm

Monday, 03/03/2008
Keynote
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Tim shares his views on the technology's latest trends. Read more.

8:30pm

Monday, 03/03/2008
Event
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
If you had 5 minutes on stage what would you say? Would you pitch a project? Launch a web site? Teach a hack? We’re going to find out when we Ignite ETech. Read more.

Tuesday, 03/04/2008

8:00am

Breakfast (1h)

9:00am

Tuesday, 03/04/2008
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Brief announcements about the day's sessions, plus a review of the award winning apps from the previous night's AppNite Live Demo Contest. Read more.

9:10am

Tuesday, 03/04/2008
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Jim Benedetto (MySpace)
Jim Benedetto will present an overview of the MySpace Developer Platform (aka MDP), how it fits with Google's OpenSocial environment, and discuss opportunities for businesses to build their apps and widgets on MySpace. Read more.

9:40am

Tuesday, 03/04/2008
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
David Glazer (Google)
Google is involved with many efforts to make the social web more real, more useful, and more open. David Glazer will present how Google sees the space evolving, lessons learned from the launch of OpenSocial, and where Google is going. Read more.

10:15am

AM Break (15m)

10:30am

Tuesday, 03/04/2008
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Jia Shen (RockYou), R. Tyler Ballance (Slide.com)
What are the critical and necessary components of a highly successful social application? Come learn the elements of style for building apps and widgets on today's social platforms. Read more.

11:00am

Tuesday, 03/04/2008
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Patrick Chanezon (VMware), Chris Schalk (Google), Kevin Marks (TummelVision.tv), Lou Moore (hi5 Networks)
Get a technical overview of Google's new OpenSocial platform, and see how it's being used to develop cross-platform social applications for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster, Ning, and other popular social networks running OpenSocial containers. Learn how to build an OpenSocial app that can be accessed by over 200 million users on the Web. Read more.

11:30am

Tuesday, 03/04/2008
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Jeremy Liew (Lightspeed Venture Patners), Mark Pincus (Zynga), Shervin Pishevar (Social Gaming Network), Michael Lazerow (Buddy Media), John Hwang (Tripmonger)
Social Games are a new category of fun, simple applications that operate on social platforms. Find out more about how Social Games are driving a new wave of user activity and developer innovation. Read more.

12:15pm

Lunch (1h)

1:15pm

Tuesday, 03/04/2008
General
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media)
Roger Magoulas, Director of Research at O'Reilly Media, will provide an update on the big picture trends in Facebook application building and usage. His presentation will cover concentration of usage in top applications, as well as a look at applications by category and other topics. Read more.

1:30pm

Tuesday, 03/04/2008
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Justin Smith (InsideFacebook.com & Watercooler), Andrew Chen (Futuristic Play), Blake Commagere (Mogad.com), David Gentzel (SocialMedia), Jia Shen (RockYou)
Successful Facebook apps and widgets can acquire millions of users in just days. Learn how top developers create the "viral loop" for their apps that generate growth and user adoption at almost no cost. Read more.

2:15pm

Tuesday, 03/04/2008
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Nick ONeill (Social Times), Mike Sego (Gaia Online), Keith Schacht (42 Friends LLC), Tim O'Shaughnessy (Hungry Machine), Zach Allia (Free Gifts)
Apps with millions of users are great, but if your users never come back how much is it worth? Find out how to get users addicted to your application or widget for life (or at least a few months). Read more.

3:00pm

PM Break (30m)

3:30pm

Tuesday, 03/04/2008
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Jim Scheinman (Charles River Ventures), Seth Goldstein (stickybits), Scott Rafer (Lookery), Troy Young (VideoEgg), Murtaza Hussain (Peanut Labs, Inc)
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! Read more.

4:15pm

Tuesday, 03/04/2008
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
Eric Eldon (VentureBeat), Jeff Clavier (Softtech VC), Jason Beckerman (Teach The People, Dank Apps), Lee Lorenzen (Altura Ventures)
Congratulations, you've hit the jackpot. You've got millions of users, they're coming back daily, and you're making bank. Should you sell out? For how much and to whom? Or should you get funding? What will you have to give up? Read more.

8:00pm

Tuesday, 03/04/2008
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
TBC

8:30pm

Tuesday, 03/04/2008
Event
Location: San Diego Ballroom B
After a long day of conferencing, you're invited to come enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the After Hours Party. Mingle with conference attendees, speakers, and Disney & ABC technology executives! The party will include an interactive lounge, demo stations, and a raffle making it the perfect spot to chat about E-tech sessions, new technologies, and network! Read more.
Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

  • Yahoo! Inc.

Gold Sponsors

  • CollegeNET
  • Friendster
  • Google
  • introNetworks
  • Podclass.com
  • RockYou
  • Userplane

AppNite Sponsors

  • Charles River Venture
  • Facebook
  • SocialMedia

Premier Media Partner

  • BNet