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At the Web 2.0 Expo SF we're going to have an Ignite Event on Tuesday, April 22nd. We're also going to use voting to select Ignite talks for the Main Stage. It is patterned after Ignite Seattle!

Specifically, we are going to have about 16 Ignite talks. These talks will each be 5 minutes long with 20 slides and only 15 seconds a slide. Anyone who is attending Expo or Web2Open is welcome to speak or attend.

The talks will begin at 8PM. Here are the talks:

First Set

  1. Vanessa Fox - 5 Things Developers Should Know About Search Engines

    750 million people search. Ensure your infrastructure lets search engines turn those searchers into your customers.

  2. James Levy - Medill Eats Its Own Dog Food

    In the aftermath of a serious trust scandal, a journalism school asks tough questions about its future. Transparently.

  3. David Calkins - Robots Everywhere!

    Robots are finally here. Brains, bodies, sensors, and actuators - building, using, and buying robots. Where's your bot?

  4. Christy Canida - How to Build Online Community Using the 7 Deadly Sins

    Building online community doesn't have to be complicated -- just give people what they REALLY want.

  5. Vinnie Lauria - How to "Use" your Users

    From new features, to bug testing, to driving new traffic - how to get the most out of the community using your product.

  6. Christian Crumlish - Grasping Social Patterns

    I will discuss a set of social design patterns I am framing out as Yahoo!'s pattern detective.

  7. Annalee Newitz - Why Giant Monsters Rule

    Giant Monsters 101 -- an intro to the greatest giant monsters, what they mean, and how to appreciate their mega-charms.

  8. Kathy Sierra - Kicking Ass

    How to make your users kick ass.

Second Set

  1. Lane Becker - By the time I finish this talk, everyone in this room will want to run a marathon

    Why every person who spends their day in front of a computer should get up from the chair and run a marathon.

  2. Gregory Dicum - Asking Questions

    Conducting interviews for bloggers and podcasters -- techniques, tricks, and pitfalls from offline journalism

  3. John Adams - Snarkatron

    Discusses Snarkatron,a social experiment which allowed audience members to interact with performers using SMS/RSS/WWW

  4. Salim Ismail - The Metaphysics of Growth

    There are core processes that govern how growth/evolution happens. We'll drill into them and how it affects technology

  5. Jim Edlin - Can the web become America's next polling place?

    Do we really need expensive, specialty machines from dubious companies to run elections, or can the Web do it better?

  6. John Adams - You Aren't From Around Here, Are You?

    What technical end users mean when they talk about Web 2.0, as observed in the field well away from Silicon Valley.

  7. Dan Shapiro - Make Money Fast: Where the dough is in mobile

    Overview of how to make money building software for mobile phones

  8. Ted Rheingold - Dogs on the Web

    Let's follow Ted into Dogster

  9. Sean Bonner - How to cause global chaos with a checkbox

    Riot inducing feedback and fun times when redesigning a global blog network.

Added by Brady Forrest on April 1, 2008



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my presentation is not to be missed.


Jason Defillippo will be sharing those 5 mins of glory with me & if its to be missed or not is very debatable.


I vote for Sean and Jason. Wait, there is voting right?


monstro I can guaranteed that no matter how silver your tongue is (and it is, I know, I've seen it) there ain't no way I'm running a freakin' marathon.

oh, and i'm trying to get the prize for most boring talk description. (sigh)


It is worth coming just to see how many people monstro manages to convnice to run a marathon. I wish he could convince me.

Looking forward to your presso as well, Xian.

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