What To Expect At Today’s Social Developer Summit

social-dev-summit[1] We’ll be helping put on the Social Developer’s Summit today, and we’re excited to bring you coverage of all the announcements, insights and speaker session summaries from the day.  We’ll have lead architects, designers and visionaries from Zynga, Digg, Pownce, RockYou, IMVU, MySpace and more, and they’ll be discussing everything from engagement to monetization.  Stay tuned here at Social Times throughout the day for coverage!

Below is a schedule of the talks that we’ll see today, please click the links for more information and check out the official site.

9:30 am
Scaling Social Analytics

With the dramatic increase in data accessible through public APIs on sites like Twitter and Facebook, developers are swimming in a sea of personal data. This data is being used by marketers and research labs to learn new information about consumer and human behavior. Organizing this information in a way that’s educational is challenging in itself but scaling this information is even more challenging. Learn from some of the leading data analytics individuals to hear what technical strategies they are implementing and how they are choosing to make sense of this information.

How To Get Sued By Facebook

PETE WARDEN
Founder
Mailana Inc.

How the Meta Cloud is Changing Development

JODEE RICH
CEO
PeopleBrowsr

From Small Datasets to Scale: Planning for the Evolution of Data

POORNIMA VIJAYASHANKER
Founder and CEO
BizeeBee.com


10:30 am
Optimizing the Monetization Funnel

Building slick new tools is great but there isn’t much value in a product that doesn’t make money. There are numerous business models that developers are using, but what strategies have been most effective? We will talk with those individuals responsible for monetization at some of the top companies to discuss what reaction they’re receiving from customers and what is working most effectively for them.

Optimizing Offer Networks

IAN SWANSON
Co-founder and CEO
Sometrics

Streamlining Ops and Maximizing Revenue from Ad Network

JON PHENIX
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Nexage

Turn on the Firehose: Make Your Funnel Scale

JOHN SMART
Chief Architect
Zoosk

Monetization Game Mechanics

JIA SHEN
CTO and Founder
Rock You


11:30 am
Morning break


11:50 am
Case Study Zynga – Scaling From 100 to 100 Million Users

One of Zynga’s top engineers and architects will speak about how they scaled some of the largest games on the internet. What specific strategies were implemented and what has the company learned in the process of building the largest social games to date?

LUKE RAJLICH
Architect Engineer
Farmville


12:20 pm
Break


1:30 pm
The Death of Relational Databases

With the rising popularity of non-relational databases like Cassandra, CouchDB, MongoDB, and Amazon SimpleDB, are relational databases doomed?  Companies like Facebook and other large product development teams are using Hadoop or simply sharding indefinitely, what’s the best strategy for storing information on the social web? When does it make the most sense to use each type of database and what are some innovative solutions being used by the biggest social web companies today?

Arin Sarkissian

ARIN SARKISSIAN
Core Infrastructure Team Lead
digg.com


2:00 pm
The Challenges of Continuous Deployment

The new challenges of Continuous Deployment are scaling.  Making the transition to Continuous Deployment is difficult and requires process and cultural efforts to succeed.  In this session, Brett will will describe the process IMVU used to make this transition as well as current scaling issues and IMVU’s approach to solving them.

Leah Culver

BRETT DURRETT
VP of Engineering and Operations
IMVU


2:30 pm
Social Meets Mobile

While social platforms present significant opportunities to developers, much of the action is now taking place on mobile devices.  We’ll speak to some of the largest mobile app developers who’ve built integrated social experiences to find out what they’re currently focused on and where they think the social/mobile space is headed. How important are location-aware features and what’s the best way to implement them?  We’ll also learn about how these companies are driving new users and generating revenue on the iPhone as well as other platforms like Android.

Five Tips on Porting our Social App to the iPhone

LEAH CULVER
Co-Founder/Lead Developer
Pownce

How to Integrate Location Services into your Application

MIKE MALONE
Infrastructure Engineer
SimpleGeo

Bumping to Drive Distribution

JAKE MINTZ
co-founder
Bump Technologies

SOMRAT NIYOGI (moderator)
CEO/Founder
Bazaar Labs

Lessons Learned from Building Free to Play Mobile Social Apps

JASON OBERFEST
VP Social Applications
blog.ngmoco.com


3:30 pm
Afternoon break


3:30 – 3:50 pm
Monetization of Applications through Talk2Me Social Video Ads

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Srikanth Kakani

SRIKANTH KAKANI
Founder
Vdopia


4:00 pm
App Engagement Dynamics

The first hurdle after dreaming up a great idea for an application is to get new users to download or install your application.  Once you have users, it’s important to fine tune the experience to maximize engagement and goal conversion.  We will speak to some of the leading metrics gurus in the social web space to find out what developers should be optimizing for and effective ways measure it.

IMMAD AKHUND
CEO and co-founder
Heyzap.com
SUHAIL DOSHI
founder
Mixpanel, Inc.
MANU REKHI
GM Games & Developer Platform
myspace.com
JEFFREY TSENG
co-founder
kontagent.com

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