One of the benefits of covering new technology and startups on a daily basis is that you can see trends as they begin to swell and repeat themselves. One shift we’ve been keeping a very close eye on is the rise of realtime streams, and how they are fundamentally altering the way we communicate and interact with one another.
We are not the only ones who think this is a big deal. Back in July, TechCrunch editors Erick Schonfeld and Steve Gillmor organized a Realtime Stream CrunchUp. It was the first major realtime conference (there are a bunch of them now), and the response was overwhelming. It attracted 650 people and ended up as a launchpad for about 20 new realtime products, from Seesmic’s Web client to Pubsubhubbub (PuSH) to Brizzly (read more here).
A lot has happened since then: Facebook bought FriendFeed, Twitter raised $100 million, Google Wave launched in private beta. So Steve and I thought it would be a good time for another Realtime CrunchUp. The next one will be an all-day-event on November 20 in San Francisco.
Confimed speakers include:
* Dick Costolo, COO Twitter
* Marc Benioff, CEO and founder Salesforce
* Paul Buchheit, founder FriendFeed
* Lili Cheng, GM of FUSE Labs, Microsoft
* Ron Conway, angel investor
If you want to launch a realtime product at the CrunchUp or have an eye-opening demo, please contact us at realtime [at] techcrunch [dot] com. We have just a few spots left.
Hope you can join us.
The CrunchUp also gives us a great sponsorship platform for start-ups and brands to reach both conference and stream participants. Please contact Jeannie Logozzo or Heather Harde to learn more about sponsorship packages and custom opportunities.
Friday, November 20
Real-Time Stream CrunchUp San Francisco
Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street, Third Floor Grand Ballroom, San Francisco
9:00am - 5:30pm: Main Agenda
5:30 - 7:30 pm: Closing Reception
Official Website: http://realtimecrunchupsf.eventbrite.com/
Added by Snork on November 5, 2009