O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference - March 3-6, 2006 - San Diego, CA
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The Data Dump: Fun with Graphs and Charts

Marc Hedlund, Chief Product Officer, Wesabe
David Hornik, General Partner, August Capital
Ian Kallen, Architect, Technorati, Inc.
Eric Lunt, Co-founder and CTO, FeedBurner
Roger Magoulas, Director Market Research, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Adam Messinger, VP, Product, Gauntlet Systems
David L. Sifry, Founder and CEO, Technorati, Inc.

Date: Wednesday, March 08
Time: 4:20pm - 5:05pm
Location: Elizabeth Ballroom B

For the past few years, Dave Sifry's talks at ETech have been very popular with the attendees, many of whom compliment his graphs of data from Technorati, which he uses to illuminate larger themes about blogging and the Internet. We agree; so at this year's ETech, we're devoting a whole session, "The Data Dump," to seeing what data we can get people to share from their projects, and what we can learn from their experiences and analyses.

The Data Dump has two strict rules: (1) the data MUST make a larger point about the Internet and its users, not just about the source company; and (2) since data visualization is as or more important than data collection, it's GOTTA LOOK GOOD.

We've solicited five minute "lightning dumps" from companies making the future of the Internet, asking them to tell us what they've learned from running their services and what it says about the users, applications, and networks to come. At the end of the session, we'll ask the audience to cheer for their favorite speaker, and award that person a "Golden Dumper" prize for their success; a special bonus prize will be awarded to the speaker with the best visualization. Come see what the Internet is learning about itself!


Diamond Sponsors

IBM Software Group's Emerging Internet Technologies

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

eBay Developers Program
Sxip Identity
Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc.

Silver Sponsors

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Adobe Systems, Inc.
Aggregate Knowledge
America Online, Inc.
Attensa, Inc.
California Fuel Cell Partnership
Laszlo Systems
Root Markets
SMS.ac, Inc.
TechSmith Corporation
TIBCO Software Inc.

Media Sponsors

Accelerating Times
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Gilbane Report
IPTV Industry
Linux Journal
Make magazine
Red Herring
Technology Review
The Imparcial
The Podcast Network
The Wi-Fi Technology Forum
The Women's Technology Cluster
Web Host Industry Review
WiMAX Industry

In-Kind Sponsors

Cornfield Electronics
Griffin Technology

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