Hey everyone, just a reminder that BarCamp Memphis is this Saturday! I posted earlier this month about BarCamp Memphis and explained the whole "unconference" idea, so read there for my take on the experience, or better yet, go to http://www.BarCampMemphis.com and register today. By the way, since I may be presenting, you can use my last name, Glover, and get a $10 discount on your registration. (and you said I never get you anything…)
I am currently in the hopper for three sessions, if they get the votes. One is with Aaron Prather and Rachel Smith on Location Based Services named "Stalking the 901." For these sessions to make, they need votes, but more importantly, you need to be there regardless if the sessions I am in make the cut or not. Don't be the person that, after hearing how great it was, says, "Man, I wish I had been there…" Regiter today and BE there.
Here's the descriptions of the sessions I am currently slated to present:
Stalking the 901:Location Based Services
First, it was “poking,” and we thought it was cute and poked away. Next came “Status Updates,” and we fell in love with the idea of telling people about our lives 140 characters at a time. Then, IT happened…sites and applications became aware of your location via embedded GPS, Cell tower, and Wi-Fi devices and the “Check-in” was born. Since its birth only a few years ago, location based social networks have grown at a phenomenal rate. Like many new technologies, it was slightly ahead of the curve, but now business, BIG business, is catching up to the notion that knowing where their customers are and where they have BEEN could change the way business gets done. Join Aaron, Rachel, and Andy as they discuss the birth, evolution, and possibilities of location based services and how it will impact you, both professionally and personally.
How Social Networks have changed how we decide to buy and sell
Where do you go to help decide what and where to buy? Before social networks, we would turn to our family and tight circle of friends. Today, we are just as likely to turn to the crowd. How has this changed the way we buy and how business is done.
How do you use a ‘Magical’ device?
Now that the iPad has been out for a while, some people are still struggling to find a place in their workflow for this “magical” device. This session hopes to give you some help in determining where the iPad fits in to it everyday workflow.
So, stop what you are doing and go register at http://www.BarCampMemphis.com/register-now/ and be sure to use the discount code Glover to save $10