Speaking at Ypulse Mashup

After speaking at eComm 2009 in early March, I’m very happy to announce that I’ll be speaking at the Ypulse Mashup this June in San Francisco. I’ll be speaking on a panel called ‘Totally Wired Youth Entrepreneurs’ moderated by technology pioneer, Guy Kawasaki. I look up to Guy a lot, and it will be honor being on a panel with him.

On my panel are Jun Loayza, Co-Founder, Future Delivery, Carly Wertheim, Co-President, Teens Turning Green and my good friend and Teens in Tech Conference keynoter, Jessica Mah of internshipIN. My panel is at 4:45 PM on Tuesday June 2, 2009 at Hotel Nikko San Francisco (map).

I highly recommend that any teenage focused startup or company attend the Ypulse Mashup. If you want to buy tickets, use the code ‘SPKR09‘ and you’ll get a 10% on your ticket! I’ll try to attend both days of the conference, so come and say hi!

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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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