ETech After Hours Party

GSP West participants are also invited to the ETech After Hours Party (hosted and sponsored by Walt Disney Internet Group) on Tuesday night.

GSP West 2008 Schedule

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

San Diego Ballroom B
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Welcome
Room: San Diego Ballroom B
Announcements, AppNite Award Winners
9:10am Keynote
Room: San Diego Ballroom B
Technical Overview: MySpace Developer Platform (MDP) Jim Benedetto (MySpace)
9:40am Keynote
Room: San Diego Ballroom B
Google & OpenSocial: Let's Get This Shindig Started David Glazer (Google)
10:15am AM Break
10:30am Session
Room: San Diego Ballroom B
Social Application Development 101: Elements of Style Jia Shen (RockYou), R. Tyler Ballance (Slide.com)
11:00am Plenary
Room: San Diego Ballroom B
Introduction to OpenSocial Apps & Containers Patrick Chanezon (VMware), Chris Schalk (Google), Kevin Marks (TummelVision.tv), Lou Moore (hi5 Networks)
11:30am Plenary
Room: San Diego Ballroom B
Social Games for Social Platforms: Unleashing Viral Fun :) Jeremy Liew (Lightspeed Venture Patners), Mark Pincus (Zynga), Shervin Pishevar (Social Gaming Network), Michael Lazerow (Buddy Media), John Hwang (Tripmonger)
12:15pm Lunch
1:15pm Session
The Big Picture: Facebook App Stats & Trends, An O'Reilly Update Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media)
1:30pm Plenary
Room: San Diego Ballroom B
Designing Viral Apps: Engineering the Viral Loop Justin Smith (InsideFacebook.com & Watercooler), Andrew Chen (Futuristic Play), Blake Commagere (Mogad.com), David Gentzel (SocialMedia), Jia Shen (RockYou)
2:15pm Plenary
Room: San Diego Ballroom B
Driving Fanatic User Engagement & Addictive Retention Nick ONeill (Social Times), Mike Sego (Gaia Online), Keith Schacht (42 Friends LLC), Tim O'Shaughnessy (Hungry Machine), Zach Allia (Free Gifts)
3:00pm PM Break
3:30pm Plenary
Room: San Diego Ballroom B
Advertising & Monetization: Turning Apps into Dollars Jim Scheinman (Charles River Ventures), Seth Goldstein (stickybits), Scott Rafer (Lookery), Troy Young (VideoEgg), Murtaza Hussain (Peanut Labs, Inc)
4:15pm Plenary
Room: San Diego Ballroom B
Getting Funded, Selling Out: Pipe Dreams or Big Bucks? Eric Eldon (VentureBeat), Jeff Clavier (Softtech VC), Jason Beckerman (Teach The People, Dank Apps), Lee Lorenzen (Altura Ventures)
8:00pm Plenary
Room: San Diego Ballroom B
TBC
8:30pm ETech After Hours Party (hosted and sponsored by Walt Disney Internet Group)
ETech After Hours Party (hosted and sponsored by Walt Disney Internet Group)
8:00am-9:00am (1h)
Break: Breakfast
9:00am-9:10am (10m) Keynote
Announcements, AppNite Award Winners
Brief announcements about the day's sessions, plus a review of the award winning apps from the previous night's AppNite Live Demo Contest.
9:10am-9:40am (30m) Keynote
Technical Overview: MySpace Developer Platform (MDP)
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.
9:40am-10:10am (30m) Keynote
Google & OpenSocial: Let's Get This Shindig Started
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.
10:15am-10:30am (15m)
Break: AM Break
10:30am-11:00am (30m) General
Social Application Development 101: Elements of Style
Jia Shen (RockYou) et al
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.
11:00am-11:30am (30m) General
Introduction to OpenSocial Apps & Containers
Patrick Chanezon (VMware) et al
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.
11:30am-12:15pm (45m) General
Social Games for Social Platforms: Unleashing Viral Fun :)
Jeremy Liew (Lightspeed Venture Patners) et al
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.
12:15pm-1:15pm (1h)
Break: Lunch
1:15pm-1:30pm (15m) General
The Big Picture: Facebook App Stats & Trends, An O'Reilly Update
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.
1:30pm-2:15pm (45m) General
Designing Viral Apps: Engineering the Viral Loop
Justin Smith (InsideFacebook.com & Watercooler) et al
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.
2:15pm-3:00pm (45m) General
Driving Fanatic User Engagement & Addictive Retention
Nick ONeill (Social Times) et al
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).
3:00pm-3:30pm (30m)
Break: PM Break
3:30pm-4:15pm (45m) General
Advertising & Monetization: Turning Apps into Dollars
Jim Scheinman (Charles River Ventures) 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!
4:15pm-5:00pm (45m) General
Getting Funded, Selling Out: Pipe Dreams or Big Bucks?
Eric Eldon (VentureBeat) et al
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?
8:00pm-8:30pm (30m)
Plenary
To be confirmed
8:30pm-12:00am (3h 30m) Event
ETech After Hours Party (hosted and sponsored by Walt Disney Internet Group)
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!
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