OpenBeta is where ideas meet opportunity. It’s the event in OKC that brought together a wide range of techies, social media folks, and entrepreneurs in one place for networking, demos and talks.
Videos from all the talks are now available, at OpenBeta.
The headliner is the keynote from TwitPic Founder Noah Everett. Betcha didn’t know he’s from Oklahoma! I told you that you can live where you want, and still be successful!
All the other talks are there, too, including:
- Foamish social beer rating service
- Innovative nonprofit Bike Against Hunger
- Former Alva resident (!) Justin Boeckman from Element Fusion
- Ryan Hoegg who’s working on a portable credibility idea
- The Oklahoma City Coworking Technology Cooperative (the idea most likely to generate new startups, in my opinion) presented by Derrick Parkhurst
- Me with delegating tips
- Vance Lucas from Invoice More (which actually helps you to invoice less often for recurring billing)
- Jim Rogers from Oklahoma’s innovation agency i2E
Go see all the talks at the OpenBeta site. (My talk is also archived at our Small Biz Survival Podcast site.)
OpenBeta2 is scheduled for February 26th, 2009, so all you Okie techies, geeks, programmers, social media types, and entrepreneurs, mark your calendars. Is it worth it to attend? I found it worth driving 5 hours (roundtrip) to attend. I made new connections, met a possible new sponsor, and generally got involved in a very entrepreneurial community.
The amazing Derrick Parkhurst of ThirtySixthSpan is the driving force behind this event. Watch him, because he is headed places!
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Justin Boeckman says
Hey Becky (its Justin) I meant to come talk to you but got hung up. Yep I’m from Alva and I was there.
I enjoyed your speech and if you are ever in this area again let’s do lunch. Follow me on twitter @jboeckman
Becky McCray says
Justin, I thought your talk on organic search results was one of the best. And thanks for reaching out to connect. We’ll definitely find some common projects in the future.
Justin Boeckman says
Thanks, I really enjoyed your talk as well. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with and I will do the same.