Following up last year’s inaugural Graphing Social Patterns conference in San Jose, O’Reilly and Dave McClure have partnered to bring two installments of Graphing Social Patterns in 2008. The first, Graphing Social Patterns West, is being held March 3-4 in San Diego, CA. This year, the conference will focus not only on the business and technology of Facebook, but also questions surrounding the OpenSocial initiative and other social networking platforms. Benjamin Ling (Facebook), Amit Kapur and Jim Benedetto (MySpace), and Charlene Li (Forrester) will be delivering the keynotes. Inside Facebook readers get a 30% discount for registering with code “gspw08spbl”.
I will be moderating the Designing Viral Apps: Engineering the Viral Loop panel, and will be joined by Andrew Chen (entrepreneur), Blake Commagere (Mogad), Jia Shen (RockYou), and David Gentzel (SocialMedia). It should be a fantastic panel for those looking to hear from some of the top thinkers on viral app development. Hope to see you in sunny San Diego
Also in March, the SNAP Summit returns to San Francisco. Last year’s SNAP Summit was a big success, so look for Jeremiah Owyang, BJ Fogg, Jia, Blake, and many others March 25 at The Commonwealth Club.