Summer Plans: 2009

With my junior year in high school coming to a close in 10 days, it’s time to (somewhat unofficially) announce some of my summer plans. First off, one of my main focuses this summer is Teens in Tech, for which we are working on version 2.0 of the site. We’re on schedule for testing in early July, and are really working hard on delivering new features and revising the site, so expect a lot of changes. I can tell you now that Teens in Tech will not be the same at 2.0.

My other focus this summer will most likely be Qik. I’ve been with Qik since February 2008, and I have a great position (Product Marketing Manager/Evangelist) and work with a great team. I get to travel to conferences across the Silicon Valley and spread the joy that is Qik. If you don’t have an account, go sign up now.

Speaking of conferences, I’ll be taking many more speaking engagements this summer, starting with Ypulse Mashup in the first week after school ends, and in the end of June, the Social Networking Conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. I’m willing to take up all sorts of speaking engagements, so if you want me to speak at your event, please get in touch.

I will continue to blog here, and produce podcasts on my show, Apple Universe Podcast (I know things have been slow there, but lots of great shows coming soon!).

I’m also continuing to consult though my firm T-Cast Media. We are still working on a site, and we are almost done. I’ll also be working with my business partner, Sam Levin (@samlevin) on projects like Western Digital, and others.

In the end, summer is time for me to relax from school, and not stress about essays, and homework and all that stuff, time for me to enjoy my time as a teenager, and that’s my biggest priority. I’ll be spending more time with my friends, and just enjoying my childhood, which I haven’t done too much in the recent times. Lots of people tell me that I should be a kid first, and entrepreneur second, and hopefully I’ll fulfill that goal this summer.

Teens in Tech Conference

The past couple of months, Sam Levin (@samlevin) and I have been planning a event called the Teens in Tech Conference. The Teens in Tech Conference, simply put, is bringing youth and technology together in San Francisco. We have some amazing speakers, Daniel Ha (CEO of Disqus), Eric Kerr (CEO of AppLoop), Adam Jackson (Evangelist at Yoono), Jessica Mah (Founder of internshipIN), Jake Jarvis (Facebook developer), Sam Purtill (Engineer at YouNoodle), Derek Johnston (CEO of Tatango) and many more amazing speakers. You can find the full list here. Here is the information on date, time, location and other details of the Teens in Tech Conference:

When: Saturday January 31, 2009
Where: Microsoft San Francisco – 835 Market St Suite 700 – San Francisco, CA 94103 (Map)
Time: Registration opens at 9:00 AM PST. Full schedule here.

The Teens in Tech Conference has partnered with the amazing Eventbrite for tickets to the conference. You can buy your tickets to you Teens in Tech Conference here, but for those lucky readers of The Weblog of Daniel Brusilovsky, if you use the code DANIELBRU, you get a $4.00 discount on tickets for the first lucky few! Prices are as follows:

Adult (18+) $30.00 USD
Teen (18-) $20.00 USD

If you do not want to order tickets via Eventbrite , you can also come directly on January 31 to Microsoft and get tickets at the following prices:

Adult (18+) $35.00 USD
Teens (18-) $25.00 USD

And we can’t forget about the amazing media folks! If you are media, please email Teens in Tech Media with your name, publication name, email address, URL, topics you cover for the publication, links to recent and relevant articles, and any other information you think is needed.

See you on January 31 at the 2009 Teens in Tech Conference in San Francisco!

Update: The Teens in Tech Conference will be streamed live via our service provider sponsor, Ustream.TV. The channel will be here. See you at the Teens in Tech Conference!

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Upcoming Conferences/Events for August 2008

With July coming to end soon, I want to take another moment to go over the upcoming conferences and events I am either attending or planning to attend in August.

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iPhone Dev Camp 2 — August 1-3: San Francisco, CA

Next Generation Data Center 2008 — August 4-7: San Francisco, CA

Linux World Conference & Expo — August 4-7: San Francisco, CA

The Start Conference — August 7: San Francisco, CA

User Experience Week 2008 — August 12-15: San Francisco, CA

Lunch 2.0 @ MySpace San Francisco — August 14: San Francisco, CA

New Media Expo — August 14-16: Las Vegas, Nevada

WordCamp San Francisco, 2008 — August 16: San Francisco, CA

An Event Apart San Francisco 2008 — August 18-19: San Francisco, CA

Search Engine Strategies San Jose Conference & Expo — August 18-22: San Francisco, CA

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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