Welcome to ONA12! Join us for a dim sum feast, drinks and the usual amazing networking. Attendance is included with your ONA12 General Pass; make sure to bring your badge. Enter Spear Street, between Mission and Howard.
Visit Twitter HQ
Twitter would like to invite you to their headquarters for the debut of the latest, never-before-seen best practices for journalists and newsrooms. The Journalism and News team will also be on hand to answer any Twitter-related questions you may have. You don’t want to miss it!
Join Google and ONA for a party at Google Headquarters. Come by the Google SF office and enjoy a view of the San Francisco Bay from their 6th floor cafe, while you mingle with other attendees from ONA12 and Google staff.
The 10th Anniversary of Google News is the next day, on Sept 22., so come raise a glass to Krishna Bharat’s 20 percent project from a decade ago!
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
ONA12 Epic Karaoke 2012: Return of the Sing
It’s time to rev up those pipes for some song stylings, San Fran style. Yes, ONA karaoke is back!
DISCLAIMER: Time and location details subject to change. This outing is not an official ONA12 event. You alone are liable for your song choice. Some purchase probably necessary (a private karaoke room costs money!).
Columbia Journalism School hosts Alumni Drinks at the ONA conference at the Eclipse Lounge located in the lobby atrium of the Hyatt Regency, with Arlene Morgan, Associate Dean of Prizes and Programs; Leon Braswell, Admissions & Financial Aid; Abi Wright, duPont and Chancellor Awards; Susan McGregor, Tow Center for Digital Journalism. Meet grads and learn more about CJS’s graduate programs, Continuing Education courses and more.
Anyone who has interest in meeting Columbia grads and want to find out more about their programs and the school is welcome to attend. Cash bar.
SoundCloud and Storyful present: News from Noise–how startups are helping savvy publishers get social.
On the eve of the Online News Association’s 2012 conference, SoundCloud, the world’s leading social sound platform, and Storyful, the newswire of the social age, are presenting an evening of conversation and good company at SoundCloud’s San Francisco office.
They’ll be hosting a short panel featuring Jim Colgan of SoundCloud, David Clinch of Storyful, Alex Leo, Director of Web Product at Thomson Reuters, and Anjali Mullany, Social Media Editor of Fast Company. The chat will focus on how startups are successfully partnering with online news publishers to empower content and engage consumers. After, stick around for some great views from the rooftop along with light food and drinks.
After Apple booted Google Maps from iOS last year, Daniel Graf led the development of a beautiful, refreshed mapping experience that shot to number one in the iTunes store and kicked Apple’s ass on its own turf. Here’s how Graf made it happen—in his own words:
“We have a very successful Android version of Google Maps, so the easiest thing to do was to say, this is super-successful, users love it, so why don’t we just port it over to iOS? But I wanted to challenge the team. While the Android version is a great product, you can also tell it’s been around for a while. You have to access everything via menus—it’s not really best-use-case driven anymore. I said, let’s take a step back—what if we could start from scratch and forget anything we’ve ever done? We have the foundation—the Google data, the mapping data, the local business data, the imagery, the navigation algorithms—it’s a dream to start with.”