Web 2.0 Expo Call For Partipcation

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Every year there are more sites, jobs and tools in the Web 2.0 space than we can fit in the Web 2.0 Conference. There is demand for detailed looks at the technology and ideas of Web 2.0. To fill this demand O’Reilly and CMP are going to hold our first Web 2.0 Expo, happening April 15-18, 2007 at Moscone West in San Francisco, California. I will be co-chairing the conference along with Dave McClure and Jennifer Pahlka.

We are going to focus on the tools and infrastructure and concepts that build these new sites. What is the right web application framework? How do I build energy and buzz about my product? How do I use AJAX to make my site more useable rather than less? How can I scale my site? The Web 2.0 Expo will answer these questions. If you know the answers (or even the right questions), we want your help. Get in touch via our Call For Participation. The deadline for proposals is October 30th and though a video isn’t required we certainly will factor them in to our decision.

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We are looking to fill these tracks:

Strategy & Business Models
Do you know the critical and key strategies for building Web 2.0 businesses, platforms, and business models? Tell us where the Web 2.0 rubber meets the road to revenue, or how to build a web platform from scratch. We’d like to hear from both start-ups as well as the big GYM gorillas (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc.) and other enterprise-class Web 2.0 companies.

Marketing & Community
How has internet marketing changed in the past five years? What new techniques are companies using to launch their business & products? Tell us how SEO and SEM are turning marketing into science–or sham. Show how to create buzz with viral marketing, social networks, and community evangelism. What does a company need to know now about blogs, social networks, online videos, widgets, or other tools to make a difference for Web 2.0 marketing?

Design & UI
Designing for Web 2.0 requires understanding some fundamental shifts in the role and skill set of both graphic designers and user interface designers. Content acts in whole new ways in the world of web services, emergent navigation, mash-ups, metadata, and syndication, and design must be informed by these new interactions. This track will take the basics of good design and user interface and apply them to the world of the new Web, so that experienced designers can update their skills and other Web 2.0 denizens can understand the principles of good design. Share your insights on design for Web 2.0 with us.

Web 2.0 Fundamentals
Web 2.0 has many component parts. We’ll look at how tagging, community, user-generated content, and other Web 2.0 core fundamentals all work together to deliver a great web site and application. We’ll have sessions focusing on VOIP, bit-torrent, location/maps, licensing (CC), identity platforms, and their impact on the Web today.

Web 2.0 Services & Platforms
The Web has shown us a new way of building and releasing software. Lightweight frameworks with support for standards and interactivity are the chosen weapons of the day. Ajax and Flash provide the interactivity. The frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails, Django, and TurboGears, ease development. Web services (and users) provide (and share) the data. This track is for experienced programmers looking to improve their understanding of the technical ecosystem–what’s baked now and what’s lurking below the radar.

Workshops
We’ll have one full day of workshops that take people deep into the fundamentals of building Web 2.0 businesses.

You can submit your proposal from the Web 2.0 Expo CFP site.