• Search SIG Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 07:00PM to 09:15PM
    Yahoo! Inc. - Classroom 5, Building C
    701 First Avenue
    Sunnyvale, CA 94089
    Software Architecture and Platform

Search SIG



  • Audio Search : Selling Picks & Shovels at the Podcast Gold Rush

    Thar's Gold in Them Thar iPods! -- Hurry up now Ma, and grab your MP3 player! Let's go find us a nice fat river of iTunes and start panning for audio paradise.

    Presentation Overview

    Join SDForum on Wed, 9/14 at Yahoo's headquarters in Sunnyvale for the inaugural Silicon Valley Search SIG, where our first meeting will be an overview of the audio search market and an in-depth look at podcasting startups, directiories, and tools.

    With the raging popularity of iTunes, the announcement of Yahoo Audio Search, and the sudden upsurge in podcasting -- not to mention recent notable venture financings for startups like PodShow and Odeo -- the audio search & podcasting market appears to be heating up fast.

    Our program will feature an interview & perspective with larger players in the audio and podcast market, as well as a sneak peek at some of the up & coming audio startups who are making headlines. We will also feature product demos by our speakers as part of our meeting, and perhaps some new feature announcements as well.



    Doug Kaye, ITConversations (the Poderator)
    Ev Williams, Founder/CEO,Odeo
    Eric Rice, Founder, Audioblog.com
    David Marks, Founder/CEO, Loomia.com
    Bradley Horowitz, Director, Yahoo Technology Development Group / Media Search


    Event Logistics


    6:30-7:00pm - Registration / Food & Drink
    7:00-8:00pm - Act I: Podside Chat on Audio Search, Directories, & Podcasting Tools
    8:00-8:15pm - Intermission: Search Networking & Geeking Out
    8:15-9:00pm - Act II: Audio Search Panel Discussion & Product Demos
    9:00-9:15pm - Open Mike Geek: Announcements (30 seconds of fame & fortune)
    9:16pm - You Don't Have To Go Home, But You Can't Stay Here

    (note: at the end of our meeting, we will provide audience members with the opportunity to make very QUICK 30-second announcements of community geek benefit. however, if you exceed the time limit, you WILL get the hook ;)


    Yahoo! Inc. - Classroom 5, Building C
    NOTE: At the front gate, the attendant will provide a map to the location.
    701 First Avenue
    Sunnyvale, California 94089



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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    Mission statement: The Search for Search

    The purpose of the SDForum Silicon Valley Search SIG is to offer a communication and collaboration platform to the Search ecosystem: search engines, marketers/advertisers, users and developers. Through a series of monthly events, the SIG will cover a large diversity of topics: from the latest developments in search to the needs of brands and advertisers, through the issues and key learnings of starting, funding, building, and exiting a search company.

    We plan to use different formats for the SIG as well: fireside chats with key executives of the ecosystem, panels, presentations + Q&As, unconference - i.e the panel is the audience, etc. Once thing we request, demand, beg for, is the participation of the audience.

    We also want to give companies the opportunity to introduce themselves, launch their products, in short segments of 5/10 mins max. And at the end of each session, anybody having an announcement to make will be able to do so.