On Friday, the Epik DevCon conference team unveiled some cool new tools for enabling networking by DevCon attendees. This is a slick platform that is intended for making connections with fellow participants in this unique event.
The Conference Network Platform
The platform is powered by Seattle-based Pathable.com. It has already proven to be useful in helping the Developer community to meet up ahead of DevCon. I first came across Pathable last month when I was a judge on a startup competition called PitchSlam. Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome, who will be headlining the 9/16 lunchtime panel, was also a judge. Having attended many conferences over the years, I have often found it to be a real advantage to know who else is coming, and to be able to communicate with them before, during and after the conference. So, after seeing the Pathable demo, I was excited to try it out. Here is what it looks like:
At Epik, we are committed to building a Network of Developers. We know that many Developers have connected through Epik. That’s great. We hope to enable a lot more social and professional connections both at the 1st Annual Conference, and in the months and years ahead.
Who can use these Networking tools?
Registered delegates should have already received an invitation. If you received an invitation, you will need to click the RSVP link and fill in a short profile in order to start using the community tools. Who is eligible to use the community tools?
– You are a registered attendee, sponsor, or speaker
– You have an asset listed in the live auction on 9/16
– You have one or more live sites currently on Epik
Contact Kristine Oliver (Kristine@epik.com), for any questions about accessing the online community area for DevCon. If you are planning to attend, register in advance. It will save you $200 versus the on-site registration. Also, while the conference venue has plenty of space, the Thursday night cruise has a capacity limit. So, Don’t miss the Boat.