For those in the Bay Area there is an event next week of particular interest to community managers, platform developers, researchers, marketers, and software developers: at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on June 10th is the 2009 Online Community Unconference. This year 300-400 online community and social media professionals will attend with 50-60 collaborative sessions devoted to social media and online community topics.
“The Online Community Unconference is a gathering of online community practitioners – managers, developers, business people, tool providers, investors – to discuss experience and strategies in the development and growth of online communities.”
I attended last year and found it to be a valuable use of time: many practioners in the social media space will attend and some will self-nominate and present on a wide range of topics of relevance. I plan to be there again this year, hope to see you there!