SHARERS TALKS - The Connected Neighbor with OpenGarden, Feastly & More

SHARERS TALKS: The Connected Neighbor, Technology Enabled

This will be the first in a series of shared discussions on the opportunities and challenges of the sharing economy. We will start each event with influential leaders impacting the future of sharing followed by small group discussions with the people most fundamental to this connected and collaborative world, you!

For this first event, we will look at how technology is enabling us to connect with our neighbors in new ways. We’ll talk about the unique interactions, experiences, and future possibilities of what is to come. Topics to include shared wireless Internet access, innovative dining concepts, the potential impact of Bitcoin on local economies, and more. Join us as we mold our connected lives and communities!

Agenda: 
6:30-7:15pm: Registration + Drinks
7:15-8:15pm: Presentations 
8:15-8:45pm: Small Group Discussions
8:45-9:00pm: Wrap-up + Networking

Speakers: 

Stanislav Shalunov, CTO, Open Garden

Stanislav Shalunov is an Internet architect who designed the new congestion control in BitTorrent (uTP/LEDBAT). In the beginning of 2011 he co-founded Open Garden. Open Garden connects smartphones and other devices into a self-organizing and self-optimizing mesh network. This peer-to-peer network improves users’ coverage and speed.

Ken Priore, General Counsel, Grindr
Ken is a technology, securities, and corporate attorney for entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses, and emerging brands with over 17 years experience: current focus on mobile application development, privacy, social networking and internet technology, and brand IP protection.  Ken is currently General Counsel for Grindr, a mobile geo-social discovery application for gay men with over 6 million users in almost every country in the world.

Noah Karesh, Co-Founder, Feastly

Noah is a passionate foodie and serial entrepreneur. From creating a social media driven taco stand to a opening a pop-up cafe, Blind Dog Cafe, Noah has long used innovative dining concepts to build community around the world. Feastly is the perfect combination of his passions of technology, food, and community.

Andreas Antonopoulos, Bitcoin Entrepreneur 

An early pioneer who saw the potential of the Internet in 1988, Andreas helped many businesses harness new processes to take advantage of the rapid developments in open source, open standards and open networks. As a bitcoin entrepreneur, Andreas has founded three bitcoin businesses and launched several community open source projects. He often writes articles and blog posts on bitcoin and is a permanent host on Let’s
Talk Bitcoin and prolific public speaker at technology events. Andreas is active in many important social causes and organizations using technology to promote free speech, open and transparent networks, open governments, social justice, human rights and citizen empowerment. 


Sponsored By:

Velo Labs is an early stage start-up founded by entrepreneurs with a proven track record. We have passion for building products that change the way people move. We have come together to create a category-defining product to tackle a problem that faces billions of users as part of the sharing economy. Stay in touch to be notified of our launch! velo-labs.com

Community Partners:

BayShare is an organization in the San Francisco Bay Area whose mission is to make the Bay Area the best place on the planet for sharing through events and partnerships with local governments and community organizations.

Shareable is is a nonprofit news, action and connection hub for the sharing transformation based in the Bay Area. 

Peers is a grassroots organization that supports the sharing economy movement. We believe that by sharing what we already have — like cars, homes, skills and time — everyone benefits in the process.

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  • Chelsea R.

    Thanks for the feedback everyone - we'll try to include you ideas/thoughts in our next iteration. Next time, we'll setup the event with dynamic speakers and lead the discussion more to reflect a desired outcome with some built in spaces for interpretation and imagination. And we'll also reign in the topic to make sure there aren't any wildcards. Plus, I think we could incorporate more deliberate social time - people seemed to really enjoy connecting with others during and after the talks. All and all, I think the event turned out really well - a fantastic turnout, good speakers, beer and insightful sharing economy discussions. While we'll continue to improve, I'm proud of our first event (Thanks to Katie) in the speaker series and hope to see you next time!

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • Mira L.

    I thought the talks were interesting. Would love to see more participation from the audience and the broader sharing movement - maybe something like Ignite Sharing or open space integrated.

    3 · December 18, 2013

  • Peter K.

    I agree with Emily. Good intentions, great start, interesting speaker topics but unfortunately quality of speakers were not up to the standard as the rest of the evening, except perhaps the talk on BitCoin. However, I'm still a little mystified as to how the concept of BitCoin fits in with the shareable economy movement or the title of the evening: "The Connected Neighbor". I'm not sure the other speakers were convincing in trying to get folks passionate about or involved in their organization, if indeed that was the intention.

    2 · December 18, 2013

  • Luke B.

    Excited for this event! Is there space inside to store a bike?

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • Bianca T.

    I want to come but can only join later - like 8pm. Is that okay?

    1 · December 17, 2013

    • Katie C.

      Sure thing! We'll be wrapping up with Q&A and networking at that point but always welcome :)

      December 17, 2013

  • Beau B.

    Do we need to print the 'ticket?' It doesn't seem very tickety.

    December 16, 2013

    • Katie C.

      Thanks Beau for asking. No need to print your ticket -- just show up and sign in at the door. Non-RSVPs can do this as well.

      December 16, 2013

  • Paige

    Wow, this is going to be a great evening! Super excited to hear all the talks!! :)

    2 · December 5, 2013

  • rachels42

    Looking forward to it! Any idea of the location yet?

    1 · November 19, 2013

    • Katie C.

      Thanks Rachel. We'll be hosting at Parisoma: [masked]th street, San Francisco, CA 94103

      2 · December 2, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • Listia

    Where 7+ million members go to give and get free stuff.

  • Near Me

    Sponsoring food and drinks at Sharers Talks

  • NextSpace

    Offered our group coworking days

  • It's a Shareable Life

    A practical guide to the new sharing economy

  • Citizen Space

    Will host at least one coworking day for the Sharers of SF

  • Wix Lounge

    Free coworking days

  • TaskRabbit

    TaskRabbit sponsored a Collaborative Happy Hour

  • Sidecar

    Sidecar has sponsored past events

  • PARISOMA

    Space for events

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