WordCampNOLA 2009; Day 1

Hackneyed notes for Day 1 at WordCamp NOLA. Focus on social networking, New Orleans focused blogging and media, audience participation and discussion. I might do some clean up later.

Presentation 1: Sloane Berrent –Understanding Your Audience Using Community Driven Tools

  • Regular features – like some weekly topics. Music Mondays, Steals and deals thursdays.
  • ToMobile – video

Presentation 2: Brian OberkirchGoing Social with WordPress

  • New York Times People
  • get glue
  • lookare
  • peoplepods
  • diso project – social network integration – wordpress

Panel 1: David Link, Ron Domingue, Matt ThomasThe Future of WordPress Design

Tiffany Starnes-FabreSmithCoco, Damien Lamanna-Morgan & Co., Tom Martin-Zehnder Communications, Robbie Vitrano-Trumpet, Chris Schultz-Moderator

  • Engagement – protocol with commentors. Engagement is going to happen by readers with or without you. Accept comment negativity, know about it. Failure happens.
  • Engagement – Also note comment self-policing can come from your audience.
  • helpmybrand.com

Keynote: Ben HuhKeynote: I Can Haz A Cheezburger

Panel 2: Blake Haney-HumidBeings, Greg Larose-City Business, Anthony Patton-NewOrleansBlack, Kevin Allman-The Gambit, Karen Gadbois-SquanderedHeritage.com, Chris Schultz-Moderator

Justin ShieldsHow to Connect with Gen Y

  • Very cool, done nicely. Mr Rogers LOL. Those gaps in the generations are like playing 2600 Pit Fall.

Ben Reece – Creativity Above All

  • http://fiftypeopleonequestion.com/ –

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