Monthly Archives: October 2007

Code Review #5 – splurge on reporting configuration errors

Configuration problems when deploying a new build are high on the “high anxiety” list. The pressure is high to hurry up and get the build deployed. Often times, the deploy happens late at night when the deployer really just wants … Continue reading

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BayPartners (Facebook AppCamp)

Angela Strange BayPartners (VC firm) They have a fund targeted at social networking applications, not just facebook applications. (Once again notes will be edited as time permits) 300 million fund looking to fund applications that are built on f8 or … Continue reading

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Sometrics (Facebook AppCamp)

Presenter: Sometrics (missing card right now) Claim to give better data on who the best users are. social metrics – sometrics more than just traffic — impressions, uniques, visits … go deeper. only 10 friends but converts 10 friends — … Continue reading

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Mike Sego (Facebook AppCamp)

Presenter: Mike Sego Fluff-Friends Fastest growing “pets” application on facebook. (Notes will be edited as time permits) Secret to success is being “cute” — emotional connection Pushing information into newsfeed runs risk of flooding newsfeed with too much information. First … Continue reading

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RockYou (Facebook AppCamp)

Held 20 Oct 2007. This batch of notes is not mine, so it will probably not be edited too much. Presenter: Eric Yieh RockYou – Facebook, is 7x more viral than bebo. because of there – superwall, Xme, zombies/vampires, – … Continue reading

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Blake Commagere (Facebook App-Camp notes)

Presenter: Blake Commagere Founder, VP of Engineering & CMO Mogad, Inc. Create the Vampire App for Facebook platform. Also work heavily on the Causes Facebook application. (Notes are raw and unedited, editing will occur as I get the chance!) most … Continue reading

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2,795 miles, 31,000 highway cops, and one record to break

Inspired this 31 hour 4 minute run coast-to-coast. The youtube videos and the previous record run. and … The checklist for the 31 hour 4 minute run, which hit a top-speed of 160mph (256 kph): Twenty packs of Nat Sherman … Continue reading

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So how do we sell the product?

Some interesting data points: Direct Sales: Someone shows up at customer site Tele-sales: person-to-person calling Direct Marketing Word of Mouth Method Cost per sales person Minimum Sales per year Minimum price(200 selling days / year) DirectSales $300-400K $1 Million $5000 … Continue reading

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