Web 2.0 Expo: You’re in Our Town Now

O’Reilly made the understandable, if unfortunate, mistake of scheduling a conference about 6 blocks from FlickrHQ. And we’ll be descending on next week’s Web 2.0 Expo in droves. Besides lurking around in the halls, a handful of us have successfully bluffed our way onto the schedule. Which means next week is your chance to come see the people who make Flickr talk about doing just that.

Thursday, 04/24/2008

A Flickr Approach to Making Sense of the World

Dan Catt will be holding forth on “A Flickr Approach to Making Sense of the World”, covering all things geo and nerdy, and bending very large geo datasets to your will. Thursday 1:30pm – 2:20pm, Room 2006

The Next Generation of Tagging

Don’t go anywhere, because right after the Reverend, Kakul Srivastava (Senior Director of Product Management), will be exploring the insights that arise at scale, and how to cope with them “The Next Generation of Tagging: Searching and Discovering a Better User Experience” Thursday 2:40pm – 3:30pm, 04/24/2008, Room 2006.

Friday, 04/25/2008

The Power of Online Communities

On Friday we’ll be kicking it off with some head to head scheduling. Our Community Manager Heather Champ will be bringing a ridiculous amount of expertise to The Power of Online Communities: Lessons from the Best of the Consumer & Business Community Managers. Friday 2:40pm – 3:30pm, 04/25/2008, Room 2009.

Capacity Planning for Web Operations

While across the hall John Allspaw will be explaining the art of Capacity Planning for Web Operations. (less politely known as, “If on the off chance your website doesn’t suck, you’re probably still screwed, ain’t you?”) John is literally writing the book on this subject, as well has helping plan Velocity. Friday 2:40pm – 3:30pm, 04/25/2008, Room 2010.

Casual Privacy

And in the anchor slot (thanks guys!), Kellan Elliott-McCrea (that’s me), will be talking about Casual Privacy, on techniques and algorithms for making lightweight privacy easy, while actually enhancing the sharing that is the heart of Web 2.0. (you might have seen the 5 minutes version last year at Ignite) 3:50pm – 4:40pm Friday, 04/25/2008, Room 2006.

Friends of Flickr

Perennial FoF Tom Coates of Yahoo Brickhouse and Fireeagle, will be giving his Designing for a Web of Data talk, and joining Matt Jones of Dopplr for Polite, Pertinent, and… Pretty: Designing for the New-wave of Personal Informatics. (Polite, Pertinent, Pretty, and British!)

And intriguingly, Children of Flickr: Making the Massively Multiplayer Social Web. But hopefully not in a “ … of the Corn” kind of way.

See you next week!