Today I’m pleased to announce the first annual Social Developer Summit, being hosted June 29 in San Francisco at the Palace Hotel. The event is for developers building and scaling social applications and the speakers will be present on a technical level. Rather than high level discussion, we want developers to learn from the best about how to improve their apps and scale them to millions of users.
Right now we are in the process of lining up speakers and sponsors. So far we’ve locked in our first five speakers and will have more speaker announcements in the coming week or two.
- Albert Lai, co-founder/CEO, Kontagent
- Jason Oberfest, VP Social Applications, ngmoco
- Arin Sarkissian, Team Lead, Core Infrastructure, Digg
- Ian Swanson, ceo & cofounder, Sometrics
- Suhail Doshi, founder, Mixpanel
You can view the current agenda which is subject to change over the coming weeks. I’m personally excited about this event as we will get the opportunity to learn from top developers in this space. We will have speakers doing hands-on demos to explain how they’ve scaled specific applications, implemented social features, and leveraged new technologies.
Arin Sarkissian, for example, is leading up efforts to scale Digg while leveraging Cassandra. He will be giving a complete talk about the hurdles that they’ve faced at Digg and some of the best practices developed. This is just a sample of the quality of presentations at this event.
Simply put, if you are a developer building social applications, this is the best opportunity to learn from each other and the leading developers on the social web. If you wish to attend you can Register Now. If you are looking to sponsor or speak at the event, please email us via contact [at] socialtimes [d0t] com. Also, feel free to join the Social Developer Summit event on Facebook and become a fan of Social Times to see photos and videos after the event.