Matt O'Connell | Mar 05, 2012
It’s a great week to boost the power and impact of your online strategy, especially if you’re in the San Francisco area and have the means to take advantage of a Data Driven Business Week. This marathon of useful events includes Conversion Conference, which is exclusively focused on increasing your conversion rates; DemandCon, which accelerates the sales and marketing funnel; Text Analytics World, which you’ll hear more about tomorrow; eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit, which started yesterday and continues all week; and GAUGE, which starts later in the week and is dedicated towards users of Google Analytics. More to come on that!
The Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) begins today, gathering tens of thousands of gaming professionals along with hundreds of speakers & sessions. Attendees can expect to learn the details of the business front to back and start to finish, and maybe even pick up a couple cheat codes.
This neat little tidbit might be discussed by somebody at the aforementioned conference: this new thing called Outerra makes it possible for gamers to traverse an entire 3-Dimensional Earth, without limitation. It’s a new thing that’s still being tested, but has crazy-cool possibilities. No more hitting the end of the world and swimming into an invisible wall, for one.
GROWCO shows New Orleans business persons how to grow their business. It features CEO’s and leaders of iconic, fast-growing companies that intend to impart their wisdom to those lucky enough to attend.
Finally, Social Media Strategies for Travel is pretty self-explanatory. All of the major travel companies combine for a major collaboration of how to to make the experience better for the customer and more profitable for them. Not sure how they’re going to get anything done while they’re all on their iPhones updating Twitter and Facebook the whole time.
For nostalgia, and fun: TMNT
Apparently, long-standing research suggests us humans don’t need eight solid hours of sleep like we’ve all been thinking. Evidence shows people normally slept quite differently. Dig this BBC article for some interesting thoughts on modern sleep habits.
Keep up the good work (reading the Wag)!
About the Author: Matt hails from Boston and has a background in Film and Writing. As weather phenomena go, he prefers earthquakes to Nor'easters these days, so he's currently residing in the East Bay. He produced a feature film called "Night Sounds" after graduating from Emerson College, which premiered at a film festival in Massachusetts. Matt continues to write screenplays and work in the film community, while working as a freelance copywriter, editor, and part-time member of the Hound.