ANOTHER SELLOUT!!! SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW!!
Thanks to our new sponsors PLAYDOM and KOBOJO we're booked for November, as usual at 111 Minna Gallery, 5:30 start at the bar, short program begins 6:00p then plenty of time for boozers and conversation.
PLAYDOM, a social gaming company to watch, is growing rapidly in size and product portfolio. With a growing player base on the iPhone and the launch of its second mobile game in November, the company's CEO JOHN PLEASANTS is excited to talk about the future of social games - and the future of the social gaming industry in general.
Before taking the helm at Playdom, John served as President of Publishing and Chief Operating Officer of EA, where he oversaw global operations for the four billion dollar gaming company and led its consumer-facing business, including EA Mobile, Pogo, EA.com, global online gaming and Rupture.
KOBOJO is a social gaming company specializing in the European Market. Growing rapidly in size, the French based company is now owning more than 10 Million MAU and is expanding its model to mobile. VINCENT VERGONJEANNE, Kobojo Co Founder & Head of Business Development, will share his past experiences with the mobile market and his vision for the incoming year.
VINCENT VERGONJEANNE is a seasoned code veteran. He started coding at the early age of 12, and by the age of 19 had already created his first company focusing on video game development. More recently, after working three years for Microsoft Research, he has left the company in order to focus full time on Kobojo.
From FUNJI.ME we'll also hear from their fabulous CEO SHINYOUNG PARK.
Funji, Inc was founded in August 2008, creates a social iPhone app called Funji Home - a virtual community for iPhone/iPod. Users create their avatar, decorate their rooms and visit others to initiate friendship.
Virtual economy allows users to earn points and purchase items from the store in the app.
SHINYOUNG PARK has been working as an entrepreneur and a project manager in digital media over 9 years. She sold her first start-up to the largest education company in Korea and worked at SK Telecom, the wireless network company in Korea creating mobile social applications. Once she moved to U.S in 2006, she worked at Verizon account at R/GA, the marketing agency. In the second start-up Funji, Inc, she initiates features, analyzes user data and executes marketing & promotion using social media.
You can see all the apps created by Funji including Funji Home and user activities at
We'll then hear from CEO and co-founder of the new and super hot EXTRAORDINARIES, JACOB COLKER.
The Extraordinaries delivers micro-volunteer opportunities to mobile phones and web browsers that can be done on-demand and on-the-spot. Currently available as an iPhone® application and web-widget, The Extraordinaries enables organizations to connect with their supporters through micro-volunteer opportunities, strengthening relationships while leveraging their "crowds" to complete real work such as image tagging, translation and research. Recently, The Extraordinaries was awarded an Echoing Green fellowship, a generous grant from the Knight Foundation, an Ashoka Changemakers award, and a United Nations World Summit Youth award. Led by a team with deep experience in activism, technology and social good from organizations including The Campaign for Tibet, The Democratic Party, The 1Sky Campaign, Mobile Voter, Kiva.org, MySpace, and more. The Extraordinaries is a social enterprise based in San Francisco, CA.
Jacob is a recognized leader in political activism and issue advocacy, and a leading voice in the use of technology for community engagement. Jacob has managed political campaigns in California, Illinois, and Maryland, and he was one of the first field directors in the country to leverage Facebook® in a major political campaign to win a statewide election. Most recently, Jacob successfully infused online activism into international human rights efforts for the Tibetan people during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and helped coordinate the San Francisco Olympic Torch protests in April of 2008.
What's cool in Mobile, Four awesome CEO's, and Open Bar.......!!! see you then.
for those of you that missed "Flash Flash Baby" in September you missed the fabulous song stylings of WonderHill's Nathan Germick. Here's his "love letter to Flash" http://www.youtube.co... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo7nTxFxCaE)