Social Gaming Summit, Boxee Dev Challenge/The Guides


From 3rd Power LLC, the producers of the iGames Summit 2009 and Virtual Goods Summit 2009, comes the Social Gaming Summit 2009, tomorrow at the Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason, San Francisco.  And what a blast it will be. It’s going to be an awesome crowd with over 450 expected including EA, GigaOm, socialDeck, Viximo, VentureWire, Friendster, IAC, Atari, Gaia Interactive, Gazillion, PlayFirst, iWin, Booyah, Fremantle, USVP, RealNetworks, Disney Interactive Media Group, Sierra Ventures,, Hands-On Mobile, TripAdvisor, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Sony, Blackberry Partners Fund, SVB Capital, Flixster, IMVU, twofish, Financial Times, Examiner, SJ Mercury, Interwest,, Meebo, Gigya, Slide,, WSJ, Adobe, MyYearbook and Tencent America.  Twitter hashtag is #sgs09.  The following is the guide.


Opening Remarks with Charles Hudson, 3rd Power LLC

Industry Insights with Justin Smith, Inside Social Games

Building Social Games at Scale with Mark Pincus, Zynga, Dan Yue, Playdom, Sebastien de Halleux, Playfish, Jeremy Liew, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Social Games – A Platform Perspective with Jason Oberfest, MySpace, Gareth Davis, Facebook, Andrew Sheppard, hi5, Joe Chen, Xiaonei (Oak Pacific Interactive), Michael Arrington, TechCrunch


Monetization Infrastructure with Erikka Arone, Zong, Adam Caplan, Super Rewards, Rob Goldberg, GMG Entertainment, Renata Dionello, PayPal, Charles Hudson, 3rd Power LLC

Customer Acquisition and Retention with James Currier, WonderHill, Jia Shen, RockYou, Anu Shukla, Offerpal, Greg Tseng, Tagged, Sean Ryan


Viral Metrics with Siqi Chen, Serious Business
Getting the Most Out of Your IP:  Extend or Be Cloned with David King, (Lil) Green Patch

Social Games in the Wild:  Living Outside of Social Networks with Andrew Busey, Challenge Games, Jim Greer, Kongregate, Daniel James, Three Rings, Matt Mihaly, Sparkplay Media, Jeremy Liew, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Closing Remarks with Charles Hudson, 3rd Power LLC


Following the event are two awesome after-parties.  One from 7-10pm with the Richter Scales at The Ambassador, 673 Geary/Jones-Leavenworth.  Sponsored by PeanutLabsMedia and AllPass.  And the other sponsoed by boxee at  Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street @ Mint (bw 5th/6th, Market/Mission).  Giveaways galore include boxee tees, pogoplugs and tune-up software.  RSVP at boxee dev challenge:

Dance Party with DJ Reverend Underpants

Tekzilla’s Veronica Belmont, Chris Pirillo, Cali Lewis, and Ryan Block present the winners of the boxee dev challenge and features of the upcoming beta


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