While there are college courses already being dedicated to developing social networking and Facebook apps, there's very little in the way of structured data or information on how social media is affecting the online financial services industry.
So here is the deal...everybody and anybody who is involved in Financial-Tech (e.g. software engineers, entrepreneurs, UI designers, investors, rubber-neckers, etc.) is cordially invited to the first BarCamp associated with the convergence of finance and technology...BarCampMoneyNYC!
Unlike the recent O'Reilly Money:Tech conference, this little conference of ours will be based on the BarCamp format. All attendees will also be presenters...yes, that means you either have to present or participate in the presentation. But don't be "scurred"...we're all here to learn, teach and help one another navigate these unchartered waters.
TickerHound and a number of other NY based financial-tech start-ups and industry veterans will be in attendance. I'll post more details as we get closer to the event, but just so you can mark your calendars now, here's the 411:
BarCampMoneyNYC Event Details:
Date: April 12, 2008
Time: 9am - 5pm
Venue: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, 1301 Avenue of the Americas (between 52nd & 53rd street), 40th Floor.
BarCamp is an international network of user generated conferences — open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants — often focusing on early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats. For more information, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp and barcamp.org
BarCampMoneyNYC is a free event to attend. In order to keep the event free, organizers rely on sponsorship from businesses. Sponsorship donations will be used for food, t-shirts and miscellaneous expenses incurred during the hosting of the event. Sponsors of $500 or more will have their logo added to our t-shirt. All sponsorships will receive signage at the event, and collateral at registration desk. For additional information contact BarCampMoneyNYC organizers.
BarCampMoneyNYC Sponsorship Information
We already have an impressive roster of attendees, so if you'd like to come, participate and meet some of the movers n' shakers in this industry in New York.