geekSessions 1.5 on 2/24/09:
Our next Session will look at how startups are doing more with less. How smaller teams and are getting more done in less time with less money. From development to infrastructure –nature is demanding more efficiency across the board. We’ll look at how startups using modern frameworks, automation, sane capacity planning, and solid analytics to do more with less. Way more.
What: geekSessions 1.5: Cheaper, Better, Faster, Stronger
When: Tuesday, February 24th, 6:00pm-10pm
6:00pm – Registration, Hosted Bar, and Dinner
7:00pm – Panel discussion and Q&A (bar closed)
8:30pm – Hosted bar, and networking
Transportation: There’s a good amount of parking in front of and around the venue. Metered parking is free after 6pm as well. Also, the 22, 19 and 9 buses will get you within a block or two of Mighty.
About the Panelists
Founder & President, Justin.tv
Justin Kan is a founder and President of Justin.tv, a live video website that supports millions of visitors a month. Previously to cofounding Justin.tv, Mr. Kan founded Kiko Software, the first AJAX-enabled web calendar, which was sold to Tucows in 2006. Mr. Kan holds a degree in Physics and Philosophy from Yale University.
Gary has 16 years experience in the software industry, and has held sales, operations and executive positions at startups and leading global enterprises. Currently Gary is the CEO of oDesk. oDesk is the leading marketplace for online workteams with the best business model for both buyers and providers. Prior to oDesk, Gary was COO at Intellibank, a provider of on-demand contact and document management solutions. Prior to Intellibank, Gary lead the SMB Division for IBM, Rational Software Products. In 2003, IBM acquired Rational Software, a $700M+ provider of software development tools, where Gary was Rational’s SMB leader, responsible for 180 direct reports, and a $200M+ quota.
Founder & CEO, Bitpusher
Daniel is founder and CEO of BitPusher, a web operations management company that helps customers reconcile their web 1.0-sized ambitions with web 2.0-sized budgets. He has been running Internet systems since the dial-up days, and specializes in making systems flexible, scalable and easy to manage. He enjoys working with startups and with large companies trying to act like startups.
Zachery Coelius is a founder and CEO of Triggit, a company that builds applications helping small web publishers extend the functionally of their sites. He has previously founded three other successful startups and is very proud that he has never had a real job.
Richard White is a founder and CEO of UserVoice, a new kind of forum software that enables companies to harness the collective intelligence of their customers to generate and prioritize the ideas that turn good products into great products. He’s driven by a passion for building simple tools that improve productivity and outsourcing everything that’s not value adding (anyone know a good cook?). He’s sustained by Trader Joe’s rice bowls and a constant internet connection via his precious Sprint EVDO card.
About the Moderator
Jason HoffmanCTO, Joyent
Jason Hoffman is the CTO of Joyent and was a co-founder, with Dean Allen, of TextDrive. Jason has a BS and MS from UCLA, a PhD from UCSD and has backgrounds in cancer biology, bioinformatics, grid computing and collaborative applications.