135 Fisher Loop, Presidio
San Francisco, California 94129

Software Development Forum (SDForum) presents:

SDForum: Architecting Community & Collaboration Solutions

Wed, Jul 27, 6:30pm-8:45pm, San Francisco

MORE INFO: http://www.sdforum.org/community

Event Co-Host: SofTECH

We predict virtually every business (as well as every nonprofit, church, and political campaign) will add at least one and probably several collaboration and community solutions in the next five years.

It's been shown that users provide each other better tech support than companies provide, and the more progressive companies have already put discussion software on their sites to enable their users to do just that.

How long will it take before cruise lines and travel sites give their guests the opportunity to plan their trips, share best destinations and ports, and ask earlier guests what to see via discussion boards and wikis?

How long before ALL manufacturers enable users to endorse their products (as well as share suggestions and ideas) online? It had better not be long, because many people do all their buying based on user endorsements these days.

How long before health clubs let members form affinity groups and find tennis, racketball and golf partners through the club? It had better be soon, or they'll go elsewhere where it's easier to get up a game!

How to choose the right wikis, discussion boards, community conversation and membership facilitation tools and where to apply them is the topic. We will show the impact of making those decisions well by telling the story from the vantage point of implementers -- organizations that have implemented community and collaboration software and experienced profound impact.

Join us at our panel discussion to hear how implementers in business, politics (the Howard Dean campaign!) and nonprofit groups made their organizations successful with this software!

* Eugene Eric Kim, Cofounder and principal, Blue Oxen Associates
* Tony Christopher, Founder of Digital Places
* Sylvia Marino, Community Manager, Edmunds.com
* Zack Rosen, Founder and Director of CivicSpace Labs
* Scott Wilder, Group Manager, QuickBooks.com and Intuit, Inc.

Wednesday, July 27

Golden Gate Club
135 Fisher Loop, Presidio
San Francisco, CA, 94129

$10 SDForum and SofTECH members, $20 Non-members; at the door add $10 to member and non-member prices.

Website: http://www.sdforum.org/community
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 408-494-8378

About Software Development Forum (SDForum):
SDForum is the leading Silicon Valley software organization with deep ties to entrepreneurs, developers, venture capitalists, industry experts and major technology companies. With a 10,000-person reach, 2000 individual members and 20-30 events each month, SDForum is the single best source of information, education and connection for people seeking to build a business and career in Silicon Valley.

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