Where W2E Can Improve

Where can the Web 2.0 Expo improve? Feedback from an ordinary blogger.


If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll see my complaint Tweet about the last 3 sessions:

These were the busts:

In testing the curators from previous sessions, only Andy Budd passed.  He’s the only one who noticed and responded to a blog post from yesterday about his session.  Here’s your trophy, Andy!  Wait, there’s no trophy.  Just a virtual pat on the back for your curation skills.  I expected others to be as good as you, especially if speaking at this event.  Anyway, I’m sure you already have a trophy for shark-wrangling.

Where can the Web 2.0 Expo improve the most?  Chairs.  You read that right.  The chairs we sit on all day in these sessions are designed to break us.  And, if we’re already broken, they are designed to make us have to refill our Advil Liqui-Gels at the nearest Duane Reade.

Web 2.0 Expo chairs
Could you sit in this chair for 3 days?

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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