Web 2.0 Expo – New York

Ynema Mangum is looking forward to the Web 2.0 Expo in New York. Except for that darned internet access….

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Here I am at the Sheraton New York, waiting for the enriching experience of the Web 2.0 Expo.  I arrived yesterday in time to freshen up in my room, then head to Times Square and Gray’s Papaya on 38th.  Yum.

The room is expensive.  My company’s travel application doesn’t allow me to enter a discount code, so I missed the one available for this conference.  Also, I have a bone to pick with internet access here.  I have to PAY for it.  It’s not available wirelessly throughout the hotel.  And, I was only able to type “Goo…” at the bottom of this page when the OneView access dropped and I had to log back in.  Panic ensued because I was just about done with this post.  Thankfully, WordPress saved a draft, even though I hadn’t.  The point?  Tsk tsk.  None of this is very 2.0. <Update:  There is a connection in the upstairs conference rooms.  Blog ho!>

I’m looking forward to the workshops!  Today, I have two half-day ones lined up:

  • Morning:   Alex Russell (Google) leads this one.  Summary:  “This workshop steps you through building an HTML5/CSS3 application that’s free from legacy baggage yet still delivers compelling content everywhere”.
  • Afternoon:   Nate Westheimer (AnyClip), Jonathan Berger (Pivotal Labs) are teaching this one.  Summary: “Business people are the bain of engineers and innovators alike. Don’t know the difference between the Ruby and the Rails? Shame on you. Stop feeling technologically helpless and teach yourself the hacking skills you need to start earning respect among the real hacking community.”

Or, I could stay in the same room and do a UX workshop.  So many choices.  Awesome. 

I’m also looking forward to meeting the three HP people that I can find in the directory.  Wow.  We’re a silver sponsor and I can only find 3?

  • Rajaram technologist, system software engineer, Hewlett Packard
  • Jayson Thompson Business Planning, HP
  • Dani Weinstein Community Manager HP Support Forums, Hewlett-Packard Company

Here’s to great 2.0 experience (although I’ll probably be blogging offline and then connecting in the lobby or in my room).

Oh, and happy 12th birthday, Google!

Author: Ynema Mangum

Ynema Mangum is an experienced, data-driven principal product manager of mission-critical composable infrastructure at HP Enterprise. Constantly curious, her passions draw her to emerging technologies. She joined HP 6 years ago as a solutions architect for private IT cloud computing. She then served as owner of the enterprise social collaboration domain at HP, responsible for its future direction. Prior to her current position, she was a senior product manager for the massive HP ConvergedSystem 900 for SAP HANA. At SUN, she was a product line manager for cloud computing, responsible for the requirements for common subsystems of the Sun Cloud, as well as user personas, industry analysis, and competitive research. Her product experience also includes building web based database management systems at BMC Software targeted at Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, DB2 and DB2 UDB. Y provides an invaluable hybrid mix of strategist, architect, product manager and product marketer with an unbendable passion for the user experience. Her entrepreneurial experience allows her to understand business as a whole and drives her to make decisions and execute quickly. As an added bonus, she is certified in ITIL v3 best practices for IT and Pragmatic Product Management. Ynema is a change agent. She considers herself a determined influencer and a connector whose collaborative nature ensures success in introducing new concepts and services into the mainstream -- even in the most complex environments. She thrives on doing what seems to be impossible, and enjoys taking calculated risks in her personal life -- snowboarding, skiing, SCUBA diving or wake boarding when the season is right.

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