Well, it's now just a day before the Techdirt Greenhouse event
, and we're really excited about the event -- even if just to take part in some of the discussions. However, we still have some people asking us "but who's presenting?" As we mentioned earlier
, who is presenting is less important than all of the attendees participating, but just as important may be the topics being discussed. So, just to dribble out a few of the questions that will be workshopped, related to demos and presentations, here's a partial list:
- What is the right business model for 2006?
- How do you build a startup that you know competes against big players like Google and Yahoo?
- How do you balance personalization with privacy concerns?
- How do you position the value of software given away for free?
- What are the best ways to decrease information overload?
- How do you build a true ecosystem around a platform?
- ... and a few others...
And, since people are going to keep asking anyway, a few of the presenters will be Gabbly, SparkPoint, Commendo, Topix.net, SpeedInfo and author Andy Kessler, among others. We've purposefully gone out of our way to find presenters that you might not have heard of before (along with a few that you probably have heard of) with interesting problems, to make sure that everyone comes out of the event feeling like they've seen a few new things while also getting to discuss some really interesting challenges with a lot of very smart folks. The current attendee list is a fantastic mix of people, as well, many of whom we're looking forward to meeting in person for the first time. We'll also have a few surprises of our own to announce. Anyway, thanks to some creative seating re-arrangement at the venue
, there are still a few seats left for registration
, or if you want to request a press/blogger pass, please contact us
. For those of you already registered, we'll see you Saturday!