This talk gets to the heart of how people interact and exchange information in online communities: through social capital, or as Cory Doctorow calls it, Whuffie. The key to growing customers in online communities is through growing your social capital. You will learn the 5 lessons of raising Whuffie through online communities in this presentation.
Tara Hunt Intuit
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIAs) are not just possible but freely obtained through open source techniques. ARIA developer Becky Gibson will demonstrate ARIA coding techniques and existing toolkits to solve real world challenges posed by accessible technology advocate Sharron Rush.
Sharron Rush Exec Dir, Knowbility.org
Becky Gibson Web Accessibility Architect, IBM
With all the stuff we weed through online, good filters are crucial. Who’s best-suited to determine what’s best, curators or the crowd? People have their religion about one or the other, however this panel will focus on the overlap, the grey areas and how curating and crowd-sourcing enrich each other.
This session will give you all insider tips to use social engineering, the art of manipulating people into divulging information, to make friends and influence people. The panel will present tricks on how to scam your way into ANYTHING, whether it’s a business meeting or a hot-ticket event.
Many start blogs and social networking sites, but few build vibrant, self-sustaining communities. This panel explores some of the most successful ventures that grew independently and continue to grow today. Lessons learned, plans for the future will be discussed along with some best practices for those who seek to develop true communities.
Ken Fisher Editor-in-Chief, Ars Technica
Alexis Ohanian Prod Mgr of Awesome, reddit.com
Drew Curtis The Member, Fark.com
Erin Kotecki Vest BlogHer Inc
You know you need to do user research, but how? Should you write surveys, do focus groups, or develop personas? And how do you act on what you’ve learned? We’ve been in the trenches and have concrete suggestions on what you can, and should do NOW to conduct effective user research.
Mark Trammell Digg
Juliette Melton User Experience Mgr, Lumos Labs
Nate Bolt Bolt|Peters
Carla Borsoi VP Research & Analytics, Ask.com
Andy Budd Clearleft Ltd
Experts from three different (bit connected) industries talk about game design, learning theories, collective intelligence, transmedia entertainment, and the value of play in a participatory culture.
Henry Jenkins Co-Dir CMS, MIT
James Gee Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies, Arizona State University
Warren Spector GM Creative Dir, Junction Point - Disney Interactive Studios
What will the nation’s newspaper of record look like in the coming years? Learn about the continuing efforts of old media to reinvent its look, its feel and its mission.
Tom Bodkin, The New York Times
Khoi Vinh, The New York Times
Just as early filmmakers struggled to break free from the conventions of live theater, after 10+ years Web designers are still trapped in the structures of the past. Forget pages, linear text and other archaic vestiges of design’s print ancestry; the separation of content from presentation has already changed everything.