Distinguished Speaker Series with Craig Newmark
What's Craigslist About: What Have We Learned? Where Are We Going?
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Craig Newmark, Creator of Craigslist
Maya Draisin, Co-founder, The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
The SDForum Distinguished Speaker Series presents people who have helped define our understanding of software: what it is, how it is developed, and the opportunities it affords. The series provides these noted figures a platform to grapple with the larger issues of the software industry, as viewed through the prism of their current work and interests.
The theme for the 2004-2005 series of talks is "The Software Commons."
In 1995, Craig Newmark started craigslist which serves as a non-commercial community bulletin board with classifieds and discussion forums. Using a common sense, down-to-earth approach, craigslist strives to make the 'net more personal and authentic, while advocating social responsibility through the promotion of small, non-profit organizations. The philosophical themes of craigslist are:
- We're about people giving each other a break;
- We're about restoring the human voice to the Internet, reversing the corporate voice and over commercialization;
- We're about providing useful, down-to-earth, common-sense function.
As a result of this attitude, Craig is now recognized as one of the true pioneers of online communities. .
Read more on the SDForum Distinguished Speaker Series and see a list of upcoming speakers!
Speaker Bio: Craig Newmark
Craig is a senior Web-oriented software engineer, with around twenty-five years of experience (including 18 years at IBM), and has become a leader in online community by virtue of running www.craigslist.org for over 9 years. He's compiled extensive experience evangelizing, leading and building, including work at Bank of America and Charles Schwab.
In 1995, he started craigslist which serves as a non-commercial community bulletin board with classifieds and discussion forums. Using a common sense, down-to-earth approach, craigslist strives to make the 'net more personal and authentic, while advocating social responsibility through the promotion of small, non-profit organizations.
Craig's community activities include being on the advisory boards of Climate Theatre and Haight-Ashbury Food Program as well as supporting local writers through Grotto Nights. Craig has been featured in the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Business Week, Time Magazine, and Esquire Magazine.
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6:00-7:00pm Registration/Networking & Light Snacks
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