Upcoming conferences: Building for social platforms is a hot topic

A couple of outstanding conferences are coming up soon, so if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, get them before they sell out!


Graphing Social Patterns – March 3-4 in San Diego

GSP West is coming up in only a couple weeks! Graphing Social is entirely devoted to “The Business & Technology of Social Platforms.” Day 1 will focus on business and marketing strategy, and day 2 will focus on app and technical strategy.

I’ll be moderating Tuesday’s session on Designing Viral Apps: Engineering the Viral Loop. The awesome panel consists of Andrew Chen, Blake Commagere (monsters apps), David Gentzel (SocialMedia), and Jia Shen (RockYou). Look forward to seeing you there.


Web 2.0 Expo – April 22-25 in San Francisco

Web 2.0 San Francisco is coming up soon. This year, Web 2.0 includes a Focus on Social Platforms track that will cover the state of the market, platform deep dives, application best practices, and key issues like privacy and data portability.

I’ll be moderating Wednesday’s session on Comparing Social Platforms. The panel will include David Recordon (Six Apart) and several others to be named soon. Should be a lot of fun!


SNAP Summit – March 25 in San Francisco

SNAP Summit 2.0 is coming up at the end of March. Dave Morin (Senior Platform Manager, Facebook) and Aber Whitcomb (CTO, MySpace), Jim Scheinman (EIR at CRV and co-founder of Bebo), Kevin Barenblatt ([context]), Jeremiah Owyang (Forrester), and a great list of speakers are lined up for the event.