Social Media Breakfast Tech Valley #14
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT)
Social Media Breakfast Tech Valley #14: The Mechanics of Social Media
Tuesday April 30, 2013
8 a.m. -10 a.m.
58 Remsen Street, Cohoes NY 12047
Join us for a look behind the curtain at how your favorite social media platforms work. We'll be digging deep into the mechanics of social media's history, construction, and use. From APIs to social use patterns, we want to provide you with new ways of thinking about what social media is capable of. Our panel of speakers will be offering their expertise as developers and researchers, to offer a broader understanding of social media.
We have the pleasure of announcing that the Cohoes Music Hall will be our series sponsor for the 2013 SMBTV events. While in the past we've moved around the capital region, this year we'll be staking a home base for our regular SMBTV events. We hope you are as pleased with the space as we are.
We are also happy to announce breakfast for the April event will be provided by Albany's own All Good Bakers. In case you missed the last event they catered, the cinnamon buns were as large as your head.
Parking for the event is available in the Cohoes Music Hall lot, on Remsen Street, or in any of the free parking lots on Remsen Street.
Founder-Design & Development, Beaglebird Studio
Scott has been working to build a better internet since Nirvana was a band. Scott loves design, as well as front and back end development. When he isn't on his Mac, you can find him spending time with the family, whining about the Chicago Bears, avoiding zombies, transforming toy robots, traveling the universe in his TARDIS, and listening to classic Rock and Roll.
Doctoral student, Computer Science Dept. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Tommy received his B.S. in mathematics at Suffolk University. His research analyzes information shared in large-scale social and information networks to build better systems. A recent study of his concludes that spatial proximity influences the structure of a large-scale friendship network where friends and friends-of-friends are more likely to be within proximity. The study titled “Using Location-Based Social Networks to Validate Human Mobility and Relationships Models,” was awarded the best paper award at the Second Workshop on Social Network Analysis in Applications in the summer of 2012.
Lead Software Engineer, Greane Tree Technology
Matthew Gerrior is Lead Software Engineer for Greane Tree Technology, a custom software development firm in Troy, NY. In building innovative applications for Greane Tree’s clients, Matt uses established and emerging technologies to integrate social media and web content. Matt’s experience with the behind-the-scenes workings of social media range from the straightforward display of Facebook Likes to the incorporation of rich media into Twitter and the immediate display of data from Instagram. Matt will share anecdotes and how-tos from his experience working with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Matt graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science