3/25/09 - (PART 2 of 2) FACEBOOK Developer Garage w/ Andreas Weigend - Keynote Speaker





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http://www.weigend.com - Want to be PHAME-ous? Starting with a Problem, coming up with Hypothesis, that then suggest different Actions, defining a rich set of Metrics, and then getting the answers by running Experiments: This is the PHAME framework. it is explained in these two videos of my keynote at the Facebook Developer Garage (March 25, 2009, San Francisco, more at kontagent.com/blog).

Who: Andreas Weigend (Data Mining Professor at Stanford and Former Chief Scientist at Amazon) - Keynote

Event Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco map

Street: 5 Embarcadero Center

City/Town: San Francisco, CA

Kontagent is the leading viral analytics platform for social network application developers. The Kontagent platform has been built from the ground up to provide deep social data visualization and analysis that delivers actionable insights delivered via a hosted, on-demand service.

The Kontagent platform works directly with the Facebook API, and will soon support OpenSocial and the MySpace platform. Kontagent was founded in 2007 by serial entrepreneurs Albert Lai/CEO (5th startup, most recently founder/CEO of BubbleShare) and Jeffrey Tseng/CTO (2nd startup, most recently founder of Aevena) . The company is headquartered in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California with a presence in downtown Toronto, Ontario.

Immediately following the Platform launch at the f8, Facebook Developers Conference, on May 24, 2007, informal, community driven, developer events began emerging around the world. In an effort to support the ecosystem, the events, and the developers involved in them, the concept of the Facebook Developer Garage was conceived.

Facebook Developer Garages are just like they sound a place to explore, get gritty, tinker, experiment, and test out ideas for Facebook Platform. Being in the Garage is all about participating, getting your hands dirty, and exploring fresh ideas and solutions. Garages should encourage community involvement and incorporate presentations by participants.

Andreas Weigend studies people and the data they create. Andreas was the Chief Scientist at Amazon.com, where he specialized in understanding how people behave online, helping Amazon build its customer-centric, measurement-focused culture.

Andreas Weigend now advises exciting startups and consults for established firms including Alibaba, Best Buy, Lufthansa, MySpace, and Nokia; helping some of the most brilliant entrepreneurs and executives around the world leverage user data to create innovative products and business models. He also teaches at Stanford and UC Berkeley, and is often invited to speak at international events.

Video Filmed & Produced by Shaun Tai for SHAUN TAI Films / TECH AFFAIR (www.techaffair.com) - ©2009 - shaun@ztymedia.com, (925) 297-9370.

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