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DapperCamp Wrap-Up

February 7, 2008

Dear Campers and Dapper fans,

DapperCamp was a huge success. People flew in from Boston, Portland, San Diego, Mississippi, and New York to participate in our two day event in San Francisco. The excitement in the air was fantastic and we really appreciate everyone’s help in making the event so great. Here are some photos to give you a taste of DapperCamp.

Gone Camping!

February 4, 2008

DapperCamp is upon us.  Monday morning, Eran, Paul, Ohad, Itai, and I will meet all of you who will be joining us at the Swedish American Hall.  We’re incredibly excited and can’t wait to spend a couple fun-filled days talking about Dapper with you. A lot of people have signed up, so it should be a good crowd. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you need anything and we’re looking forward to meeting you!

Great Start to a Great Year

January 1, 2008

So today we’ve started 2008, which we believe will be a great year for Dapper, with bangs and whistles. First Wired Magazine ran a big story on the art and science of scraping, that also mentioned Dapper. Though the reporter tried to show both sides of the penny, it clearly drove home the point that opening up the web’s content can cultivate a great boom of creativity and new apps, something we’ve been advocating from day 1.

Then, good old Marshall Kirkpatrick from ReadWriteWeb picked up on the story writing a great review on Dapper as the proponent of the web unlocking paradigm. He even went as far as recording a magnificent screencast on how he uses Dapper to create an RSS feed for del.icio.us RRW mentions. Marshall, thanks for the warm words and the great screencast, this kind of feedback is the greatest fuel in our engines.

BTW, Marshall also encourages you to join us at DapperCamp – Dapper’s first users/developers conference. I’ll join him in the invite – this is going to be two great days in February.

We had a great 2007 and we’re planning an even greater 2008 – brace yourself 🙂

Come to DapperCamp: Win a MacBook, an iPhone, and more

December 20, 2007

DapperCamp is about six weeks away and we’re really gearing up. If you haven’t signed up yet, do so quickly as spots are limited. We’re looking forward to meeting all of you and for the opportunity to teach you a bit about Dapper and learn from your experiences.

As if two days of geeking out on Dapper wasn’t enticing enough, today we’re announcing a whole slew of prizes that we’ll be giving away. We’ve got a MacBook, a whole bunch of iPhones, iPod Touches, hard drives, and gift certificates with your name on them. Winning the prizes is easy: just complete one of the bounties we’ve described on the DapperCamp wiki. We’ll be happy to help you in your efforts to complete the bounties. So get started – we hope you’ll have fun working on the projects we’ve described and look forward to giving you some great prizes. Check the wiki for full rules and let us know if you have any questions.

See you at DapperCamp!

Edit: Mashable has kindly posted an article about the contests at DapperCamp.

DapperCamp

November 26, 2007

You’re invited!  DapperCamp is a free two day conference for developers, partners, Dapper users, and anyone else interested in Dapper.  The conference will take place on February 4 and 5 in downtown San Francisco.  It will include technical tutorials, hack sessions, competitions, prizes, feedback sessions with the Dapper team, and more.  Mitch Kapor will be delivering the keynote address and our partners will be presenting the ways in which they use Dapper (if you’re interested in presenting, please let us know and we’ll get you a slot to present).

Visit the DapperCamp website at dappercamp.com. The website is still under development – you can expect a collaborative workspace to be put up in the coming weeks where you can share Dapper ideas with the team and with fellow attendees.

Attendance is free, but spots are limited so we ask that you register for the event (registration is available at the DapperCamp website).

We’re still fine tuning the schedule, so it may change in the coming weeks.  In the mean time, your input is highly valued so if there is something you’d like to see covered, don’t hesitate to let us know.