SPECIAL EVENT: Brady Forrest from O’Reilly Media

November 20, 2009
3:30 pmto5:00 pm


Getting Out There
Brady Forrest from O’Reilly Media
Friday, November 20
Room 447

I track technology trends and companies. I spend much of my time on the conference circuit. When I am not at an event I am usually blogging about technology. I’ve seen companies have a great product that just can’t tell their story or find the right places to tell it.

Many of you are already working on your product ideas. At this talk I’ll provide a survey of events, blogs and other venues for getting yourself and your ideas out there. I will share what I look for when I evaluate companies for OATV, our VC arm. Finally I will share my thoughts on current technology trends.

Brady works at O’Reilly Media tracking technology products, companies, trends and the people who make it happen. His focus has been on mapping, location-aware, web development, and startups. Increasingly he has started to pay attention to government data, interactive platforms, realtime data and open-source hardware. He lives in the browser (and often on planes). He chairs Where 2.0, a geo-location and sensing conference, and co-chairs the Web 2.0 Expo in SF and NYC. He co-founded Ignite, a geek event where speakers give structured 5 minute talks. Ignite has spread to over 60 cities around the world — including NYC.

Just prior to O’Reilly, Brady¬† worked as a PM at Microsoft. In the 90s he worked in Supply Chain Management. He lives in Seattle and regularly builds tech art for Burning Man. Brady was on a grant-funded team this past summer that built Steve the Robot HEAiD, a large computer vision system project that played music or sounds based on the movements of the people within.

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