Web 2.0 Workshops will begin Wednesday afternoon, October 5 2005. Click here for the complete schedule.
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Wednesday | Thursday | Friday
It’s been exactly one year since the first Web 2.0 conference. What have
we learned, and what might we expect next? Program Chairs John Battelle and Tim
O’Reilly provide an overview.
A Conversation With Barry Diller
The Cheshire Cat of Internet moguls, former media mogul Barry Diller made waves
this year with his company’s purchase of the Ask Jeeves search engine. Now
that he’s got all the pieces for his platform, what is his strategy for the
next year? Might media once again become the centerpiece of his focus? And what
does he make of the platform players – AOL, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft -
with which he now competes?
Show Me: Sky Dayton
In which Sky shows us how the other half (ie, wireless 3G users in Korea) lives.
Order Bit: Bran Ferren
Are we focusing on the right thing? Why it’s all about the context.
Me: Phillip Rosedale
Have you ever experienced Second Life? You will.
UI Minute: Sam Schillace
This is why Microsoft is worried.
A Conversation with Omid Kordestani
Known by Google insiders as the “business founder” of the Valley’s
most recent phenomenon, Kordestani is responsible for every dollar of Google’s
multi-billion dollar revenue line. How can his company manage growth (it's hiring
more than ten new employees a day)? Is the AdWords model tapped out, or just
getting started? Does Microsoft keep him up at night, as it did when he was head
of sales at Netscape?
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A Conversation with Terry Semel
Folks scratched their head when the former head of Warner Brothers gave up on semi-retirement
and took over the struggling Yahoo in 2001. Four years later, it seems like an
obvious move. But what might the next four years bring? What can we make the content
moves Semel has recently orchestrated, and the rapid push into search, APIs, and
social media? What does the Yahoo brand mean, when just about anything one might
do online, can be done at Yahoo?
And Now, A Word From Your...
A reprise from year one, your host will extol the virtues of those companies
bright enough to sponsor the Web 2.0 conference. We’ll also review the baker’s
dozen from our first annual Launchpad – 13 companies launching their new
services at the conference.
Discussion: Can Open Source Stay Open?
Tim O'Reilly, Mitchell Baker, Jonathan Schwartz
Over the past decade, open source has moved from the fringes of the IT world
into a full blown business movement. But can its soul be saved once huge corporations
have embraced it?
High Order Bit: Mary Meeker
Through thirty slides in ten (or so) minutes, Meeker will take us on a tour of
trends in the Global, Mobile, Platform-driven Web.
Show Me: Dave Sifry
The state of the blogosphere, 2005.
High Order Bit: Tom Barton
Peel back Web 2.0, and what do you find? Servers, storage, and a hell of a lot
of heat. Tom takes us on a tour of the place where the metal meets the web.
Order Bit: Hossein Eslambolchi
Believe it or not, says the CTO of the walled garden giant AT&T, the future
Discussion: Open v. Closed Models
Danny Rimer, Jeff Barr, Toni Schneider
At last year’s Web 2.0, a key question was raised that remains unanswered:
who owns our data? As we increasingly build sophisticated relationships with
massive platforms like eBay, Yahoo, and Amazon, what rights do we as consumers
and entrepreneurs have to access and profit from the information we create as
we interact with web-based applications? If data is the Intel inside, will the
web ultimately begin to adopt the closed models of cable and cellular service
Show Me: Jeremy Allaire
In which the founder of Brightcove demonstrates the highly anticipated video
High Order Bit: Jason Fried
How 37 Signals builds archetypical Web 2.0 applications by staying small and
UI Minute: Steve Lavine
Structured databases are great, until you break them trying to find something
that doesn’t fit the rules. Enter Transparensee.
Hosted by Ask Jeeves
Show Me: Kevin Lynch
In which Macromedia announces something new.
Discussion: Will Gaming Transform the Web?
Mark Stevens, Greg Ballard, Mike Cassidy, Raph Koster
The technologies and social habits driven by online gaming are starting to inform
all our business practices. Not only is gaming on fire as an industry, careful
observation of how we play online just might teach us something to boot.
Discussion: The Future of Entertainment
Mark Cuban, Reed Hastings, Michael Powell, Evan Williams
It’s finally happening, folks. Video over IP, massive online music sites,
television on your mobile phone. But record and movie companies are still suing
their customers and warning us all of how massive intellectual property and copyright
issues stand in the way of true innovation. Will the Internet industry simply route
around the Comcasts, Disneys, and NBCs of the world?
A Conversation With Jonathan Miller
AOL has seen more ups and downs than your average platform, and the past few years
have been particularly difficult as rumors of spin out, acquisition, and parental
neglect have overshadowed the company’s efforts to rebuild. Has the storied
and long beleaguered online player finally shaken off its hangover and begun to
grow again? Will Time Warner ever get over its anger over the historic “mistake” of
AOL/TW? And where might AOL focus its next round of innovation?
A Conversation With Jeff Mallett and Mickey Hart
Shawn Fanning had a last minute conflict, but we’ve got the new Chairman
of Snocap (and former COO of Yahoo) in his place. Joining him is Mickey Hart of
the Grateful Dead. Can the record and movie companies get out of their own way?
Might Snocap be the solution? How might bands rethink their own relationship to
copyright and intellectual property?
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Show Me: Stewart Butterfield
What happens when millions of photographs become a visual guide to mapping meaning?
High Order Bit: Dick Hardt
How hard have you thought about identity? Not hard enough.
High Order Bit: Dianah Neff
She wiring the entire city of Philadelphia through the air. Can she move to SF
before Google gets here?
UI Minute: Seth Goldstein
A few friends threw this together a few weeks ago and called it Meebo. Who knew?
A Conversation With Vinod Khosla
The legendary Valley venture capitalist has taken a step back from his decades
of investing. He’s still active, but in a new way. Why?
From The Labs
Gene Becker, Usam Fayyad, Prabhakar Raghavan, Alan Eustace
You’re a major player in technology. You have hundreds of millions of dollars
to spend on pure research. So what the heck is really going on in those Labs? Featuring
HP, Yahoo, and Google.
Sponsor Gallery Open
The Alumni Report
Two entrepreneurs who launched their companies at last year’s Web 2.0 tell
us what they’ve learned, what they got right, and what they wish they had
Show Me: Rolf Herken
3D web services? Sure, why not?
High Order Bit: John Kish
Where is the next billion-person market for the personal computer? And what might
that computer look like?
UI Minute: Satish Dharmaraj
This is "really" what Microsoft is worried about.
High Order Bit: Jim Lanzone
The long tail? Sure, but the money’s still in the head.
Hosted by Fenwick & West
Discussion: Prosumer Media
Mena Trott, Mark Fletcher, Rich Skrenta
Nowhere is the architecture of participation more disruptive than in the publishing
business. What does the future of online content hold, when every reader can also
be a producer?
Discussion: What the Teens Want
You haven’t lived until you’ve heard a 17-year-old dismiss your business
as deeply, hopelessly lame.
Sponsor Gallery Open
High Order Bit: Bram Cohen
There’s no Internet OS. Get over it.
Show Me: Mark Phillips
Have you ever wondered what state of the art, networked war games look like?
Wonder no more.
High Order Bit: Scott Cook
Let’s not overthink - keep it simple, folks.
UI Minute: Konstantin Guericke
An elegant mashup of social networking and job search.
A Conversation with Pierre Omidyar
The soft-spoken billionaire founder of eBay is back with a new kind of investment
network, one focused on “doing good by doing well.” How does Omidyar
hope to change the world, again, through the application of a new kind of investment
Yahoo! Closing Reception
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