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Community Next Platform - Build It


Friday, October 5, 2007 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 4:45 PM (PDT)

Community Next Platform - Build It

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The premier conference on platforms.

Over 300 entrepreneurs, developers, and marketers unite for a 2-day deep dive featuring dozens of speakers and developers. Special guests include most  of top 100 Facebook application developers who are flying in from all over the country.

What are the topics?
- Nuts to bolts guidelines for developing successful apps
- 0 to 60 case studies from the top developers
- Drive viral growth through design, metrics, and strategy
- Make money from ad networks, affiliates, and other strategies
- Create real-world community through maps and local features
- Scalability, integration, and other technology best practices


Plug-n-Play Tech Center (440 N. Wolfe Road - Sunnyvale, CA 94085 )


Friday, October 5th - Developer Day

9:30 AM Check-in: Morning breakfast and coffee
9:45 AM Kick-Off: Noah Kagan
10:00 AM Scaling a Billion Page View Business: From our great friends at Hi 5
10:30 AM Demos: (Carnet Williams of Pirates vs. Ninjas)
10:45 AM A word from our great friends at Userplane
11:00 AM Benefits and Costs of Having a Lawyer:John Bautisa of Orrick
11:30 AM Case Studies: (Paul McKellar of Social Moth, Keith Schacht, Ben Pollack and Mark Achler of Grow-A-Gift and Joe Winterhalter of Quizzes)
12:15 PM Funding: (Katherine Barr of Mohr Davidow Ventures)
12:30 PM Super Lunch: Mingle and enjoy tasty foods and beverages.
1:00 PM Case Studies: Strategies & Implementation
(Zachary Allia of Free Gifts, Eric Giberti and Dan Peguine of Honesty Box and David Gentzel of Food Fight)
2:00 PM Startup Essentials: From our great friends atSun
2:30 PM RockYou: Jia Shen
3:00 PM $5,000 Iron Coder Contest: 24 hours and most users wins all! Top quality applications can have the opportunities to win a slew of other prizes to be presented at the conference. You in?
6:30 PM VIP Dinner: @ Turmeric Restaurant.
9:30 PM Open Party @ Scruffy Murphy's: Food, drinks & fun!

Saturday, October 6th

9:00 AM Check-in: Morning breakfast and coffee
9:45 AM Welcome from Community Next Coordinators
(Andrew Chen, Noah Kagan & Johnny Lam)
10:00 AM Keynote: Mitch Kapor of Foxmarks
10:30 AM Soup to Nuts: Top independent Facebook developers tell you how to do it.
(Keith Schacht of Grow-a-Gift, Craig Ulliott of Where I've Been, and Edward Frederick of Hungry Machine)
11:15 AM Messaging Platform Panel: What's hot in the next 6 months. (Martin Green of Meebo, Jason Statemen of Pownce, Alex Payne of Twitter, Shawn Allen of Stamen Design, and Stephen Benedict of AOL; moderated by: Lindsay Blakely of Fortune Magazine)
12:00 PM Lunch: Delicious Foodstuffs and Hydrating Fluids
1:00 PM Funding Panel: Where and how to get $$$. (Naval Ravikant of, Andrew Braccia of Accel, and Rob Hayes of First Round Capital; moderated by: Matt Marshall of VentureBeat)
01:45 PM Metrics & Targeting: Test, measure, improve and repeat...
(Jesse Farmer of Appaholic, Donald McLagan of, Jonathan Mendez of OTTO Digital and Keith Rabois of Slide; moderated by Chris Moore of Redpoint Ventures)
02:30 PM Case Study/Mini-Demos: What does it take to build on a platform? (Mike Sego of "fluff" friends, Tim Suzman, Ted Suzman and Mark Kantor of Graffiti, and Blake Commagere of Vampires.)
03:15 PM Maps: Where you at? Mashing it up. (Bret Taylor of Benchmark Capital, Chris Conway of Trulia, and David Troy of Twittervision; moderated by: Noah Kagan)
04:00 PM Application Monetization: Can we really make money on these things? (Muratza Hussain of Peanut Labs, Scott Rafer of Lookery, and Narendra Rocherolle of 83 Degrees; moderated by Vineet Buch of Bluerun Ventures)
04:45 PM Close: Wrap up!
05:00 PM Post-conference BBQ & Open Bar: More tastiness, drinking and socializing.

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Plug and Play TechCenter
440 N. Wolfe Rd.
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Friday, October 5, 2007 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 4:45 PM (PDT)

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