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ETech Sessions

Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Welcome and Announcements
Rael Dornfest, Founder and CEO, Values of n, Inc.
Time: 8:45AM - 8:50AM
Location: Douglas BC
Keynote
Jeff Jonas, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics
Time: 8:50AM - 9:10AM
Location: Douglas BC
CANCELLED Practical Magic with nqAI
Kathy Sierra
Time: 8:50AM - 9:35AM
Location: Douglas BC
Keynote
William H. Janeway, Vice Chairman, Warburg Pincus
Peter Bloom, Managing Director, General Atlantic LLC
Time: 9:10AM - 9:30AM
Location: Douglas BC
Amazon Web Services: Building a "Web-Scale Computing" Architecture to Meet the Variable Demands of Today's Business
Werner Vogels, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Amazon.com
Time: 9:35AM - 10:15AM
Location: Douglas BC
Creating Alternate Realities
Jane McGonigal, Lead Game Designer, Institute for the Future
Time: 11:00AM - 11:35AM
Location: Douglas BC
Making Offline Web Applications a Reality
Satish Dharmaraj, Founder and CEO, Zimbra
Time: 12:20PM - 12:35PM
Location: Douglas BC
Toward a New Animism: Old Interaction Paradigms for an Everyware World
Adam Greenfield, Principal, Studies and Observations
Time: 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Location: Douglas B
Movie Magic: Coming Soon to the Real World Near You
Ron Brinkmann, Apple Computer
Time: 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Location: Douglas A
Digital Disney: the Mainstreaming of Web 2.0
Eric Freeman, Vice President, Technology, Disney Online
Time: 3:05PM - 3:50PM
Location: America's Cup ABCD
Track:  Products & Services
RSS Beyond Blogging - Connecting Applications With Feeds
Amit Sharma, Technical Architect (RSSBus), nSoftware
Time: 3:05PM - 3:50PM
Location: Gallery
Track:  Products & Services
Advanced Analytics in the Anonymized Data Space
Jeff Jonas, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics
Time: 3:05PM - 3:50PM
Location: Douglas A
If Paper Could Talk, What Would It Say?
Lee Felsenstein, CTO, Fonly LLC
Ken Berkun, Founder, President, Labels That Talk
Time: 3:05PM - 3:50PM
Location: Douglas C
Collective Intelligence, Indeterminacy, and the Illusion of Control
Charles Armstrong, Founder/CEO, Trampoline Systems Ltd
Mike Stenhouse, Head of User Experience, Trampoline Systems
Time: 3:05PM - 3:50PM
Location: Douglas B
Extreme Productivity in the Enterprise: The User is the Developer is the User…
Adrian McDermott, Vice President of Engineering, BEA
Time: 4:20PM - 5:05PM
Location: Gallery
Track:  Products & Services
Commoditisation of IT and What the Future Holds
Simon Wardley, COO, Fotango
James A. Duncan, CIO, Fotango
Time: 4:20PM - 5:05PM
Location: America's Cup ABCD
Track:  Products & Services
The Magic Kingdom: Maximal Autonomy or Remote Control Creche?
Peter Biddle, Microsoft
Cory Doctorow, Canada-US Fulbright Chair, Annenberg Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California
Time: 4:20PM - 5:05PM
Location: Douglas B
Effective Integration of Speech for Interacting with Devices
Richard Sprague, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft Speech Components Group
Time: 4:20PM - 5:05PM
Location: Douglas C
Successful Open Communities on the Internet
Gil Penchina, CEO, Wikia, Inc.
Time: 4:20PM - 5:05PM
Location: Douglas A
Virtualizing the Datacenter with Project Blackbox
Maurice Cloutier, Product Manager, Project Blackbox, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Time: 5:10PM - 5:55PM
Location: Gallery
Track:  Products & Services
Haml: A Semantic Rebellion in Template Land
Hampton Catlin, Developer, Unspace Interactive
Time: 5:10PM - 5:55PM
Location: Douglas A
No Program Left Behind: Liberating TV from the Tyranny of the Ephemeral
Tom Loosemore, Project Director, BBC2.0, BBC
Time: 5:10PM - 5:55PM
Location: Douglas C
The myths of Innovation
Scott Berkun, Consultant & Author, Berkun Consulting
Time: 5:10PM - 5:55PM
Location: Douglas B
Exhibit Hall Reception
Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Location: Douglas D
BlogBridge Birds
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: Gallery
Birds of a Feather Sessions
Time: 7:30PM - 10:30PM
EFF Pioneer Awards
Time: 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Location: Douglas B
Comet - Techniques, Pitfalls, and Magic
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: Gregory B
Atom Publishing Protocol
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: Douglas A
IT Conversations Meetup
Time: 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: Gregory A


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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Announcements
Rael Dornfest, Founder and CEO, Values of n, Inc.
Time: 8:45AM - 8:50AM
Location: Douglas BC
The Coming Age of Magic
Mike Kuniavsky, Co-founder and Principal, ThingM
Time: 8:50AM - 9:35AM
Location: Douglas BC
Incantations for Muggles: The Role of Ubiquitous Web 2.0 Technologies in Everyday Life
danah boyd, Doctoral Candidate, School of Information, University of California-Berkeley
Time: 9:35AM - 10:15AM
Location: Douglas BC
The Core of Fun
Raph Koster, President, Areae, Inc.
Time: 11:00AM - 11:35AM
Location: Douglas BC
Big Company Hacks at Yahoo!
Chad Dickerson, Sr. Director, Yahoo! Developer Network, Yahoo!.
Time: 11:35AM - 12:00PM
Location: Douglas BC
Patterns: From Fabrics to Fabrication
Dale Dougherty, Editor & Publisher, Make, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Time: 12:00PM - 12:30PM
Location: Douglas BC
Engaging with Web 2.0 Outside the Browser
Mike Chambers, Senior Product Manager for Developer Relations, Adobe
Time: 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Location: Gallery
Track:  Products & Services
RFID Guardian: A Personal Platform for RFID Privacy Management
Melanie Rieback, RFID Security/Privacy Researcher, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Time: 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Location: Douglas C
Scalability: Set Amazon's Servers on Fire, Not Yours
Don MacAskill, CEO & Chief Geek, SmugMug
Time: 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Location: Douglas A
Sufficiently Advanced Magic
Seth Raphael, MIT Media Lab
Time: 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Location: Douglas B
A Manifesto for Web Innovation?
Mike Shaver, Director of Ecosystem Development, Mozilla Corporation
Time: 3:05PM - 3:50PM
Location: Gallery
Track:  Products & Services
Pipes: A Tool for Remixing the Web
Pasha Sadri, Principal Software Engineer, Advanced Development Division, Yahoo!
Jonathan Trevor, Advanced Development Division, Yahoo!
Time: 3:05PM - 3:50PM
Location: Douglas A
Super Ninja Privacy Techniques for Web App Developers
Marc Hedlund, Chief Product Officer, Wesabe
Brad Greenlee, Wesabe
Time: 3:05PM - 3:50PM
Location: Douglas C
Using MapReduce on Large Geographic Datasets
Barry Brumitt, Software Engineer, Google, Inc.
Time: 3:05PM - 3:25PM
Location: Douglas B
Introduction to Hadoop
Doug Cutting, Yahoo!
Time: 3:25PM - 3:50PM
Location: Douglas B
Demo: Cool Stuff from Microsoft Research & Live Labs
Lili Cheng, Group Manager, Social Computing Group, Microsoft Research
Alex Daley, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Live Labs
Nebojsa Jojic, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research
Matt MacLaurin, Microsoft Research
Adam Sheppard, Microsoft
Time: 4:35PM - 5:20PM
Location: Douglas A
Web Scale Computing
Mike Culver, Amazon Web Services
Shuki Lehavi
Time: 4:35PM - 5:20PM
Location: Gallery
Track:  Products & Services
Deus Ex Automata
David Brunton
Time: 4:35PM - 5:20PM
Location: Douglas B
Microsoft Virtual Earth
Chris Pendleton, Microsoft
Time: 5:25PM - 6:10PM
Location: Gallery
Track:  Products & Services
Ajax Unplugged: Architecture and Tips for Taking Your Applications Offline
Kevin Henrikson, Director of Engineering, Zimbra
Time: 5:25PM - 6:10PM
Location: Douglas B
1/2 Baked
Dave McClure, Entrepreneur & Startup Advisor, 500 Hats
Dick Costolo, CEO, Feedburner
Rob Hayes, Partner, First Round Capital
David Hornik, General Partner, August Capital
Time: 5:25PM - 6:10PM
Location: Douglas C
Emerging Technologies from IBM Almaden Research Center--Koala & Spintronics
Tessa Lau, Research Staff Member, IBM Almaden Research Center
Kevin Roche, Advisory Engineer/Scientist, IBM Almaden Research Center
Time: 5:25PM - 6:10PM
Location: Douglas A
Make Fest
Time: 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: Douglas A
Birds of a Feather Sessions
Time: 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Powerpoint Karaoke
Time: 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: Douglas B
Perl 6 Discussion
Time: 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: Douglas C
Werewolf
Jane McGonigal, Lead Game Designer, Institute for the Future
Artur Bergman, Engineering Manager, Six Apart
Brady Forrest, Program Chair, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Time: 9:30PM - 11:30PM
Location: Douglas A


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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Announcements
Rael Dornfest, Founder and CEO, Values of n, Inc.
Time: 8:45AM - 8:50AM
Location: Douglas BC
From Pixels to Plastic
Matt Webb, Director, Schulze & Webb
Time: 8:50AM - 9:30AM
Location: Douglas BC
Apollo : Bringing Rich Internet Applications to the Desktop
Ed Rowe, Adobe Systems
Time: 9:30AM - 10:00AM
Location: Douglas BC
TBD
Anthony Ravitz, Project Coordinator, Real Estate & Workplace Services, Google, Inc.
Time: 10:00AM - 10:30AM
Location: Douglas BC
The Making of Virtual Earth
John Curlander
Time: 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Location: Douglas B
Lessons Learned in Scaling and Building Social Systems
Joshua Schachter, Director of Engineering, Yahoo!
Time: 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Location: Gallery
Track:  Products & Services
Silicon is Invading Medicine
Andy Kessler, Author
Time: 11:00AM - 11:45AM
Location: Douglas A
Web 20-20: Architectural Patterns and Models for the New Internet
Duane Nickull, Senior Manager, Business Development, Adobe
Time: 11:45AM - 12:30PM
Location: Gallery
Track:  Products & Services
JavaScript: It's Happening All Over Again!
James A. Duncan, CIO, Fotango
Time: 11:45AM - 12:30PM
Location: Douglas B
Patient-Specific Cardiovascular Modeling
Bill Katz, Senior Scientist, Dept. of Bioengineering, Stanford University
Time: 11:45AM - 12:30PM
Location: Douglas A
Your Web App as a Text Adventure
Michael Buffington, Programmer, Stikkit
Time: 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Location: Douglas B
Body Hacking
Quinn Norton, Reporter, Wired News
Time: 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Location: Douglas A
Building a 21st Century Industrial Base Via Open Source Technology
Forrest Higgs, Dr., The RepRap Project
Time: 3:05PM - 3:50PM
Location: Douglas B
Sonic Body Pong
Tikva Morowati
David Hindman
Spencer Kiser, Interactive Audio Technologist, Audio, Video & Controls
Time: 3:05PM - 3:50PM
Location: Douglas A
Closing Get-together
Time: 3:50PM - 4:30PM


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