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Charting the Next Course


SocialDevCamp East is the Unconference for Thought Leaders of the Future Social Web


Where is the social web going? It's going mobile, to geocentric services, and to open platforms. Join a community of like minded developers, social media gurus and thought leaders for an unconference to discuss the future of the social web.


We're looking for thought leaders from DC to Boston to meet, forge relationships, and envision the future.


SocialDevCamp East is convenient to the entire east coast corridor via Amtrak. Just travel to Baltimore's Penn Station -- University of Baltimore is two blocks south.


On Facebook

Feel free to use the Facebook event page to learn more and invite others!


On Twitter

Follow socialdevcamp to stay abreast of developments


On LinkedIn

Join SocialDevCamp East on LinkedIn if you're a developer or business professional who wants to be part of the East Coast social media ecosystem.


Event details



May 10 2008

8:30AM - 10PM


We recommend you get there as early as possible to maximize your input into the session selection process; similarly, stay as late as you like, there will be an afterparty gathering a short walk down the street. If you are going to have trouble getting there by 8:30 (because of train schedules or whatever), show up when you can.


Traffic Alert


If you are driving please note that the Preakness parade will be held in Baltimore from 11AM-2PM, with some street closures starting at 8:30AM. You can avoid it by arriving on time and leaving when SocialDevCamp is over. It'll be like it never happened.


If that's not your style, please read this article describing what street closures will be happening where and when. You do not want to get mixed up in this parade. You have been warned!




University of Baltimore

Thumel Business Center Building (site #4)

Mt. Royal and Charles Streets

Baltimore, MD





SocialDevCamp Local Area Map



campus map



If you are arriving by car, you should park in the University's Bolton Yard Parking Lot, which is site #7 on the campus map. Parking costs $3.50 per car, but will be paid by SocialDevCamp East. If you use the parking, please make a contribution to SocialDevCamp East to offset this expense. You may leave your car in this lot for the whole day, including during the after party at Brewer's Art.


Cost to Attend

The event is free, however a $10-$20 contribution is encouraged to cover food purchase at the afterparty and any collections shortfalls. Any excess funds will be applied to a SocialDevCamp Event for Fall 2008.


Transportation Options

Two blocks south of Baltimore's Penn Station, on Charles Street

Trains: Amtrak, MARC, Light Rail

May 10 is National Train Day, check for specials


By Air: BWI Marshall Airport, 15-20 minutes from downtown


Philadelphia Carpool Signup


Where to Stay


If anyone would care to host someone, please post that info here.







We are looking for additional sponsors; because of our tight timeline the recommended level is $250.

Please contact socialdevcamp@roundhousetech.com.


Event Partner

Greater Baltimore Technology Council




  • Incoming Cash
  • Anonymous ($250)
  • Aether Quest Solutions ($250)
  • AwayFind, LLC ($100)
  • Blue Sky Factory($250)
  • BudgetPulse ($250)
  • ClearPoint Technology Group ($100)
  • David Beaudouin & Co. ($100)
  • Jimmy Gardner ($100)
  • JOBMATCHBOX.com ($125)
  • Mind Over Machines ($250)
  • Network Solutions ($250)
  • PostModern Dating ($250) Not Yet Paid
  • Rosenberg, Martin, Greenberg ($250)
  • Roundhouse Technologies ($250)
  • Ryan Spahn ($50)
  • SmartLogic Solutions ($100)
  • SEMQO ($100)
  • SpotCrime.com ($250)
  • staffmagnet, LLC ($125)
  • UMBC ($250)
  • Web Connection ($250)
  • On-Site Cash Contributions ($430)
  • Network Solutions (Afterparty, $250)
  • Roundhouse Technologies (Afterparty, $250)
  • Blue Sky Factory (Afterparty, $250)
  • Post Modern Dating - (Parking, $150) Not Yet Paid
  • Total $5230.00


  • Outgoing expenses
  • Univeristy of Baltimore ($750)
  • Venue Coordinator ($450)
  • Sodexho @ UBalt, Food ($2290 - Final)
  • Misc supplies ($160)
  • Parking ($3.50 per car, UBalt), 50 x $3.50 = $175
  • Afterparty, Brewer's Art ($1067.27)
  • Total $4892.27





Proposed Agenda


8:30-9:30am Registration and Networking

9:30-10:00am Introductions and Session Selection

10:00-11:30pm First Sessions

11:30-1:00pm Second Sessions

1:00-2:00pm Lunch

2:00-3:00pm Third Sessions

3:00-4:00pm Fourth Sessions

4:00-4:30pm Wrapup/Cleanup

4:30pm–7:00pm Afterparty

7:00pm-??? Hang out!




  • Room 1:
  • 10-11:30: Business Side of Social
  • 11:45-12:45: Social & Semantic Web
  • 12:45-2pm LUNCH
  • 2-3: Location Based Services
  • 3-4: Who Needs VCs


  • Room 2:
  • 10-11:30: Persuasive Social Media
  • 11:45-12:45: Google App Engine

12:45-2 LUNCH

  • 2-3: BDD
  • 3-4: Javascript Framework


  • Room 3:
  • 10-11:30: EC2 Cloud Computing Case Study
  • 11:45-12:45: Blogging/Twitter
  • 12:45-2 LUNCH
  • 2-3: Social Hub
  • 3-4: iPhone


  • Room 4:
  • 10-11:30: Privacy Issues
  • 11:45-12:45
  • 12:45-2 LUNCH
  • 2-3: Selling the Value of Social Web to Management
  • 3-4: Amtrak Tech


SocialDevCamp East Afterparty


We're proposing an informal afterparty at Brewer's Art starting at 4:30. Brewer's Art is about 2 blocks south of the University of Baltimore and features several delicious house-made Belgian-style beers, including their popular "Resurrection Ale" and their current seasonal brew, "Charm City Sour Cherry."


The Brewer's Art

1106 N. Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Tel: 410-547-6925

view map




Afterparty Sponsors:


  1. Roundhouse Technologies, LLC
  2. Blue Sky Factory
  3. Network Solutions
  4. Add yourself here (now)!


Proposed Sessions


  • Scaling Myths & Mysteries: EC2 and the Economics of the Cloud
  • Distributed Semantic Microblogging: Twitter/Jaiku as Technologies vs. as Companies
  • DiSo: Distributed Social Project
  • Openlocation.org: Distributed Geo Search Initiative
  • Reality and Freewill in the Age of Group Perception
  • Google App Engine Hack-a-thon: Build an App in 1 Hour (we have an account!)
  • iPhone App Hack-a-thon: Build an App in 1 Hour (we have dev access!)
  • State of the Rails: A Look at the present and Future of Rails & Merb
  • Augmented Reality: Apps that enhance the real world
  • Ruby Redux: MRI vs. JRuby vs. Rubinius vs. IronRuby
  • Funding Strategies: Bootstrap Yourself to Revenue
  • Mobile Application Development with iPhone & Android
  • What are the implications of Geo-based web applications?
  • How will Agile Development practices affect ideation and funding processes?
  • Platforms Present & Future: Facebook, OpenSocial, LinkedIn, Friendster, etc.
  • What will matter on the web a year or two from now?
  • Where will information aggregation take us?
  • Social Media is here to stay – so where will it go next?
  • How will Google keep affecting development, the web and our lives?
  • What are the next things web users will want from the web?
  • What will be the impact of future generations to the current web we know today?
  • Social Media in the workplace vs. in life
  • How the Web is being broken apart into pieces - Justin Thorp
  • What projects do you want to work on?
  • Data Portability: Reality & Practice
  • Putting the Sexy Back in Train Schedules With the iPhone
  • Identity: Present and Future, Solutions and Problems
  • Health Care and the adoption of data portability standards and social technologies: HealthCampMd
  • Shaping actions and discussions through social media including blogs, microformats - Bob Neelbauer


Topics I would like to hear about


  • iPhone Development: First Hand Reports and Strategies
  • Building the East Coast Developer Community
  • How to effectively market social media to your boss & believe that it's a wise investment
  • Promoting your social media skills - what is it worth outside of the tech community?






Bob Neelbauer - http://www.jobmatchbox.com ; Social Matchbox

Akshay Java - http://socialmedia.typepad.com ; UMBC

Premraj Jeyaprakash - http://www.budgetpulse.com ; Isquare Inc

Teria Rogers - teriarogers@yahoo.com

Ben Kutil Baltimore Designer Ben Kutil, @benkutil

  • add yourself...


Open Google group (and mailing list) for planners & volunteers:



Participants (aka Campers)


  1. Aaron Batalion
  2. Akshay Java
  3. Alan Chaess seesmob @chaeseco
  4. Alex Hillman
  5. Amit Shafrir
  6. Amy Hoy - Slash 7
  7. Amy Senger
  8. Andrea Baker
  9. Andrew Wright
  10. Anjan Shah
  11. Ann Bernard - http://WhyGoSolo.com
  12. Anthony LaFauce
  13. Armen Arevian
  14. Barry George
  15. Becca Baker
  16. Ben Kutil benkutil.com
  17. Berin Szoka Progress & Freedom Foundation
  18. Bill Mill billmill.org
  19. Bob Neelbauer - Twitter: Jobmatchbox Jobmatchbox.com
  20. Brent Halliburton - ad.com
  21. Brian Cary
  22. Brian Devine
  23. Brian Drake
  24. Brian Hoffman [http://www.mypersianbuddies.com]
  25. Brian Sloane
  26. Bryan Hurley
  27. Bryan Liles
  28. Charles Harvey
  29. Cesar Diaz
  30. Cherie Beck
  31. Chris Ballance - http://www.chrisballance.com
  32. Chris Conley ümlatte llc
  33. Chris Kinnan
  34. Clay Fink
  35. Colin Drane
  36. Colin Lowenberg
  37. Colin Steele
  38. Craig Green
  39. Cynthia Neil
  40. D. Keith Casey, Jr. - http://WhyGoSolo.com ; http://CaseySoftware.com
  41. Dan Goodman
  42. Daniel Schiavone
  43. Dave Troy - http://twittervision.com/ ; Roundhouse Technologies, LLC;
  44. David Beaudouin - dbnc.com ; communication2-0.com; bohtimore.com
  45. David Cizek
  46. David Crandall
  47. David Kirkpatrick
  48. David Patton
  49. Derek Wright
  50. Eddie Welker edwardwelker.com
  51. Elizabeth A. Terrell
  52. Emad Ibrahim blog Yonkly - open source twitter
  53. Evan Steinberg - http://www.checkmycampus.com - get the REAL scoop on college
  54. Eyal Termechi
  55. Fname Lname
  56. Frank Hecker - hecker.org
  57. Gary Sharma
  58. Gene Deems
  59. Geoff Livingston
  60. George Brett
  61. Greg Bloom
  62. Greg Cangialosi The Trend Junkie
  63. Greg Ritter Blackboard
  64. Greg Yardley Pinch Media
  65. Harry Chen -- gnizr.com
  66. Holly Samee
  67. Isaac A Mosquera
  68. Ivan Peevski
  69. JP Toto - 30Points Design & Consulting
  70. James Lombardi
  71. James Watkins
  72. Jane Harvey
  73. Jane Quigley Jane Quigley
  74. Jared Goralnick - AwayFind.com
  75. Jasmine Sante
  76. Javier Rios - [http://www.javierios.com]
  77. Jeff Kubina claimid.com/kubina
  78. Jen Gunner http://www.gbtechcouncil.org
  79. Jen King
  80. Jennifer Gunner
  81. Jennifer Troy
  82. Jesse Rohland Pinch Media
  83. Jessie X Jessie X
  84. Jia Ji = http://edeify.com ; http://dancetown.us - could use a place to stay Friday night
  85. Jim Wang
  86. Jimmy Gardner - http://2plus11.com ; 2Plus11 Technology (http://mydropbin.com)
  87. Joe Cascio (tentative) Read at Joe's, Joe's Video, Etc., On Twitter: joec0914, SociaLogic.org
  88. Joel Eisenlipz (aka Stephen Nason)
  89. Joel Fisher Advertising.com
  90. Joel Mark Witt = FolkMedia.org
  91. John Ferrell
  92. John Trupiano SmartLogic Solutions
  93. Jonathan Fields
  94. Joy Gatewood Fulton
  95. Juliana Neelbauer staffmagnet, LLC
  96. Julio Barros E-String
  97. Justin Michaliga
  98. Justin Thorp - Clearspring Technologies http://clearspring.com
  99. Justine Lam
  100. K.C. Hopson
  101. Kenneth Yeung TheLetterTwo.com - Blog and Twitter
  102. Kristina Everett
  103. L.A. Davis
  104. Lauren Galanter LaurenGalanter.com (tentative)
  105. Lili Balfour
  106. Lisa Moore Toonamation
  107. Liz Pruszko - the315.com/blog
  108. Lokesh Dhakar lokeshdhakar.com
  109. Lorne Epstein www.YoureHiredBook.com
  110. Lynn Wallenstein http://www.poweredbygeek.com and http://twitter.com/lwallenstein
  111. Mahvash Taqi
  112. Mark Drapeau
  113. Mark Scrimshire - http://ekive.blogspot.com and ekivemark on Twitter
  114. Matt Topper - http://www.matttopper.com and topperge on Twitter
  115. Melanie Kelleher
  116. Michael Neville
  117. Mike "bear" Taylor Seesmic bearlog
  118. Mike Brenner Sunrise Design
  119. Mirco Mannucci
  120. Mit Majithia
  121. Nahum Gershon - http://www.SocioSphere.net ; http://www.schmooz.org
  122. Newt Fowler
  123. Nick Hall
  124. Nick O'Neill Social Times AllFacebook.com
  125. Nikolas Coukouma - twitter
  126. Nisha Thompson
  127. Patrick Ewing - http://project.ioni.st
  128. Patti Chan - http://600block.com
  129. Paul Worsham - Chief Social Officer | 1 Piazza
  130. Pramit Mohapatra - FightTicker.com
  131. Premraj Jeyaprakash - http://www.budgetpulse.com ; Isquare Inc
  132. Raj Malik
  133. Ralph Sklarew workingWidgets
  134. Rana Sobhany
  135. Randy Boland - BrockLi.com
  136. Regan Buker
  137. Renee Edelman
  138. Riaz Virani
  139. Rich Goldman
  140. Richard Ellsberry - BaltimoreCollective.org / MediaWiki
  141. Rob Carlson vees.net
  142. Robert Neel
  143. Russell Heimlich @kingkool68 - U.S.News & World Report
  144. Ryan Spahn Sleep.FM - The Social Alarm Clock
  145. Sara Spivey
  146. Scott Scheyer
  147. Scott Tranter
  148. Scott Tuddenham Searchles
  149. Sean Shadmand
  150. Shashi Bellamkonda SolutionsArePower.com, Shashi 
  151. Sri Nagubandi Sri Nagubandi
  152. Stan Schwartz Toonamation
  153. Stephen Hopkins
  154. Stephen Muirhead
  155. Steven Mandzik - swordplay, robotchampion
  156. Suzanne Hurley
  157. Tac Tacelosky
  158. Taylor Davidson - http://www.taylordavidson.com
  159. Teria Rogers
  160. Thibeaux Lincecum
  161. Thomas Keeley FreedomWorks.org
  162. Tim Shey
  163. Travis J. Todd - http://growvotes.org
  164. Vicki Contie
  165. Victoria Pickering
  166. Yair Flicker - SmartLogic Solutions
  167. Zvi Band
  168. George Brett TW: @ghbrett
  169. Mike Subelsky subelsky.com
  170. Wilson Mar
  171. Brian Drake Facebook
  172. Mike Rosenfeld
  173. Vlad Korolev
  174. Tom Poe 600block.com
  175. Ross - http://stratacomm.net http://dctechevents.com


Please add yourself to this list by editing the page! The password is c4mp.


Task List

Finalize Location

Secure Afterparty Location

Finalize Sponsor List






Post-it White Boards


Alert: We Need 4 Projectors


Volunteers to bring/provide?

  1. Yair Flicker
  2. Stephen Muirhead
  3. Premraj Jeyaprakash
  4. Jared Goralnick


We need people to cover the event:

photos, streaming video, recorded video, audio, podcasts, etc.

Bring your tools and be prepared to interview folks and record sessions.







Tables and chairs



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Please use the tag SocialDevCampEast for content related to this event


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Food for thought: