1065 La Avenida St. Conference Center, Building 1
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Presentation 1: Email Newsletters are Dead, Long Live RSS
Presented by: Chris Pirillo, Founder and Head Geek - Lockergnome.com.
Chris will give an overview of RSS and how it will change email marketing as well as explain how various RSS products work and share his insights as to where this new content delivery mechanism is headed.

Presentation 2: RSS: The Next VC's Darling?
Presented by: Thomas Gieselmann ? General Partner ? BV Capital.
Rapidly growing audiences inevitably attract the VC community's attention, and while 2003 was dominated by the (re-)emergence of social software, we may see RSS become the new darling for 2004. RSS is fundamentally nothing more than an enabling technology for moving content efficiently and we have yet to see any long-term sustainable business models emerge. Tom will illuminate the impact of RSS as users move from browsers to channels and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing companies as they try to create shareholder value leveraging this emerging technology.

Presentation 3: Developing Web Services with RSS and ATOM
Presented by: Kevin Burton ? Project Founder and Primary Developer ? NewsMonster.org.
Content syndication with RSS and Atom is becoming more mainstream. More and more software is designed for RSS which means a larger audience for web services developers. We discuss the history of RSS, advantages of various formats, and build a web service for the syndication of events. We also introduce a new Jakarta API named FeedParser which is currently in development. Jakarta FeedParser provides a simple API for handling RSS, Atom, OPML, and FOAF files.

Added by niallk on February 23, 2004

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