NextGen Conference in November

I tend to take on too many projects, so here’s another one. Teens in Tech Networks has partnered up with teenage entrepreneur Cory Levy, to produce the 2009 NextGen Conference. NextGen is a one-day conference at Stanford University in the heart of Silicon Valley. NextGen’s mission is to help you succeed, by providing lectures, panels and networking opportunities on areas that are vital in building and maintaining your business.

We’ll have a business plan competition, where startups and entrepreneurs can go on stage, and pitch some investors of their idea. The panel of judges will then go over the business plan, and pick a winner. So far, we have Kevin Hartz, co-founder/CEO of Eventbrite, Ann Miura-Ko, Partner at Maples Investments, David Lee, a partner at Ron Conway’s investment firm, SV Angel, LLC, and Skye Lee and Brian Phillips (early PayPal employees and co-founders of Thread).

We’re still getting a lot of the details figured out, but if you’re interested in sponsoring, or speaking, please contact Cory or myself through the contact page. You can go ahead and register for a ticket today.

Also, don’t forget that the second annual, Teens in Tech Conference, or as we are calling it, Teens in Tech Conference 2.0, is coming in February 2010 at Google’s San Francisco office. You can pre-register for tickets today.

Day 2 with the G2

I recently attended the Google I/O developer conference where Vic Gundotra, VP of Engineering at Google, had his own “Oprah moment.” Google gave every attendee (estimated around 4,000) a G2 phone with the latest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system.

I went down after school to Moscone West in San Francisco, where Google I/O was held, to attend some sessions and pick up my G2 phone. After picking up my phone and activating it, etc, I spent the rest of the day playing with the phone. Here are my initial comments/feedback for Google if they care to listen. All of this is subject to change, since I’ve spent less then 48 hours with the G2 and my opinion will change in the future. Continue reading “Day 2 with the G2”

Office 2.0 Wrap Up

Office 2.0 has ended, and I must say, it was one of the coolest conferences I have spoken at. It was a great venue, great people, great sponsors, and a great program. I just want to say thank you and great job to Ismael Ghalimi and his team.

One of the coolest sponsors was Veodia. Veodia provides an agile platform-as-a-service that enhances daily work communications with simple-to-use, high quality video. They were recording all sessions of Office 2.0 to cameras, and in about 10 minutes after each session, posted the videos. Here is the video from my panel:

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Social Networking Conference 2008

I am very happy to announce that this Thursday, I will be speaking at the Social Networking Conference in San Francisco, CA. I will be speaking at 2:30 PM PDT about Social Networks: The Teens Perspective. The likes of Steve Wozniak Co-Founder of Apple, Britt Selvitelle of Twitter, Brandon Duncan of LinkedIn, Rawn Shah of IBM, Javed Chaudry of Motorola, and many more.

I will be speaking behalf of my start-up, Teens in Tech. I will be streaming my keynote on Qik, and will try to stream the conference on Ustream.

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Teens Plugged In: Second Annual Teens in Tech Conference

Although I haven’t released too many blog posts in recent weeks, there sure is lots of cool stuff going on. One of the matters that I’ve been working on is a talk that I will be joining at a conference called Teens Plugged In: Second Annual Teens in Tech Conference. Here is an overview of the event:

Come join us in this teen-driven event, where we invite teens to share their insights into their “always connected” way of life. Teens are using technology to communicate like no generation before them – mobile text messaging, IM, MySpace pages, video cell phones and online video games, etc. Technology permeates their lives and their interests drive innovation in a significant way.

At the same time, in addition to spending money on technology, teens are emerging as innovators in the industry. These young entrepreneurs are changing our world-using fresh tech-savvy ideas to create new businesses and garnering the attention of investors in the process.

How are teens impacting the way technology is developed? How are these technologies scaling into businesses? And what about the teens themselves- are they creating companies? These are just some of the questions that will be addressed during this exceptional program.

This program is an exceptional opportunity to learn first hand from the teens themselves how they are driving the tech industry and what new ideas they’re working on to move the industry forward.

As of now, the agenda calls for me to be speaking during the “Teen Developer Panel” at 3:00 – 3:30 PM. Rishabh “Shooby” Kumar (@shooby on Twitter) will also be on the panel, along with two teen speakers. (Shooby and I both work at Qik.)

Here’s all of the information regarding the event:

It would be absolutely awesome if you could make it to the conference, but if you can’t, we are going to try to stream the event live on UStream.TV. Stay tuned for details.

Update:

We will be streaming the conference over on Ustream. Below is the stream. I don’t know when we are going to start, but keep your eyes out!

http://www.ustream.tv/flash/live/177351

http://www.ustream.tv/IrcClient.swf