Build a Company in a Weekend!

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been working with an extremely smart group of individuals on organizing an event called Startup Weekend. Many of you know of Startup Weekend because of fellow entrepreneur Paul Stamatiou’s startup, Skribit, which launched at Startup Weekend Atlanta.

I’m happy to announce that Startup Weekend is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area on April 3-5 at Microsoft’s lovely office on Market Street in San Francisco. Basically at Startup Weekend, you come up with an idea, build it, and launch in one weekend. Most of the team members don’t get any sleep while working to achieve their goal of launching a startup. This is the second Startup Weekend that will be hosted in San Francisco. The first Startup Weekend launched ‘Help Hookup,’ which isn’t in service any longer.

If your interested in attending, go ahead and register online using Eventbrite and get ready to launch a startup in a weekend! Also, using the code ‘danielbru‘ will give you 20% off your order! Got some startup ideas? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Speaking at eComm 2009

I’m honored to announce that I’ll be speaking at the eComm Conference in San Francisco, CA on March 3-5. The eComm Conference is the world’s leading-edge telecom, Internet communications and mobile innovation event. The debut 2008 conference broke a lot of new ground and created a revitalized forum attracting over 300 people, and 80 speakers. Those were the just the stats for last year – 2009’s eComm conference should be even better!

I’ll be speaking on how teenagers are using mobile telecommunications, especially cell phones and the internet. My session will be held at 12:10 until 12:20 PM on Thursday, March 5, in Salon E.

More and more teenagers are getting connected through mobile phones, social networks, and the internet. During 2005, online social network sites like MySpace and Facebook became common destinations for young people in the United States. The rapid adoption of social network sites by teenagers in the United States and in many other countries around the world raises some important questions. Learn why teenagers are using social networks, cell phones and the internet to stay connected with fellow classmates, and teenagers all around the world. You’ll find out why the internet is important to teenagers, and the youth. From mobile development, to video, to the iPhone, to the internet.

If your interested in attending, use the code ‘danielbru‘ to recieve 20% off your ticket price. Hope to see you at my session at the eComm Conference in San Francisco!

UPDATE: My friends at eComm have agreed to give one free ticket away to my readers! Here’s how to win. Post a comment saying why you think you deserve the ticket, and I’ll pick the winner. Good luck!

UPDATE 2: Below are my slides that I’ve posted to SlideShare from eComm. Enjoy!

UPDATE 3: Sam Levin (@samlevin) also Qikked my talk, so you now have video and my slides!

http://qik.com/swfs/qikPlayer4.swf

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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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