Web 2.0 Expo: Impressions from San Francisco

Posted by Chris Loonan in Events, Market Insights , April 7th, 2009

We had a great time at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, met many interesting people and learned quite a lot from the conference. Giving you a recap of all the sessions we attended would probably fill a whole book, so we just wanted to point you to the site where most of the speakers share their presentations for all those who didn’t have a chance to be there. We also took some pictures of the zanox team, our booth and a little San Francisco sightseeing tour. Check them out here:

I attended several sessions and found the following ones most valuable: Ryan Sarver talked about  “W3C Geolocation API – Adding ‘Where’ to Web Applications“and showed us how important location information will be for the future developments of apps. In “Best Practices in Social Media Integration for Web Publishers and Content Providers” Bob Buch, VP of business development for Digg,  pointed out the essential ingredients for social media integration. Tara Hunt explained how to have a good community presence during her session “The Whuffie Factor:  The 5 keys for Maxing Social Capital and Winning with Online Communities” and I learned a lot from Jyri Engestrom, talking about  “Building Sites Around Social Objects”. All in all, it was a great event and we are already looking forward to next year!

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3 Responses to “Web 2.0 Expo: Impressions from San Francisco”

  1. janetti ! Says:

    Thank you team Zanox for exhibiting, for being a part of this amazing Web 2.0 community, for your photos, your recap and you overall participation to help make this event as good as it was.

    Look forward to having you again next year.

    ~ Janetti aka @janerri
    Your friendly Web 2.0 Expo Community Manager

  2. Tina Says:

    I was reading that Google is also using the Geolocation for map searches, which is interesting (although i think that technology has been being used for a while now). As a technology trend, Web 2.0 really does take the cake on integrating social media with business presence and building trust. It’s so essential to participate in the Web 2.0 trend, especially in this economy. Thanks for the great slide show of images from the expo :-D!

  3. Suzanne Axtell Says:

    Glad to know you and the Zanox team found Web 2.0 Expo worthwhile, Chris! We were really glad you were a part of the event. Looked like folks were having fun at your booth. Hope you’ll be able to join us next year.
    Suzanne, O’Reilly Conferences team

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