A Yahoo-centric Overview of Web 2.0 Expo NYC from the Left Coast

Web 2.0 Expo opened in New York's Javits Center this morning. It runs through Thursday November 19 and though the theme of the conference is "the power of less," there's already a more-remarkable-than-ever outpouring of online media associated with the Expo: a fast-flowing tweet-stream, official webcasts (registration required), and a super-abundance of ways you can network, comment, connect, and pile on, even if you're nowhere near New York.

A whole of bunch of Yahoos and past-Yahoos will be presenting their current projects, companies, and web-shaping ideas:

  • Erin Malone from Tangible UX has wrapped up her Monday workshop on Designing Social Websites Part 1, based on the pattern-work described in Designing Social Interfaces the recently published Yahoo! Press book co-authored with Christian Crumlish. (Please direct message @ydn on Twitter -- we have a limited number of discount codes to share.)
  • Carlos Bueno and Tom Hughes-Croucher are speaking Thursday at 2:25pm on The Cloud's Hidden Lockin: Network Latency. YDNBlog recently published Carlos's paper "An Engineer's Guide to Bandwidth," and it stirred up a lot of interest in the community. Carlos is a guy who knows a whole lot about latency, and Tom is a guy with a knack for stirring the pot.
  • We just learned that Tom is also doing the HTML5 talk on Tuesday, filling in for Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith who are both sick and had to cancel.
  • A talk by longtime Yahoo engineer Chris Saari also addresses latency and how physics constrains performance across the web. His 4:35pm Thursday session is titled Latency Trumps All.
  • Vik Singh, who helped create and architect Yahoo! BOSS, a popular open search platform, will be on a Tuesday morning panel on The Future of Web Search: From Static to Social to Realtime, moderated by Eric Schonfeld of TechCrunch.
  • Former Yahoos danah boyd, Caterina Fake, Evan 'Rabble' Henshaw-Plath, Randy Ksar, Rasmus Lerdorf, Nicole Sullivan, and Christina Wodtke will participate in a range of tracks that reflect the business breadth and technical depth of the web 2.0 landscape: Design & UX, Landscape & Strategy, Analytics, Performance, Social Media, Mobile, Marketing & Community, Government 2.0, and Web 2.0 at Work.
  • San Francisco will have to wait till the spring.

    Havi Hoffman
    YDN Blog Editor