I was utterly exhausted by the time DemoCamp began last night, so I apologize to anybody I forgot to say ‘hi’ to. To make up for my diminished ability to pay attention, here is some link love for the presenters with my very brief comments in italics.
- WildApricot – Easy webpage and database management for small organizations. (Looked interesting, I don’t know much about the space and it’s hard to tell what their key points of differentiation are in a 10 min demo.)
- JobLoft.com - Google maps-powered job board for young people looking for retail/service/hospitality jobs. (Looks to effectively serve the niche. I’m curious as to how much they charge for job listings. They were featured in today’s Metro and they’ll be advertising on RFD in the near future. )
- Filemobile – Power tools for bloggers, letting users videoblog and moblog with ease. (I think they tried to show too much in the demo and the slow internet connection didn’t help. Unfortunately they got cut off just as the revenue model was to be discussed.)
- Languify A not-yet-released tool from the Nuvvo team & NicolaasHandojo to manage translating your user interface to new languages. (Interesting but very early in development. I think they should get some good feedback from the presentation.)
Mike McDerment from FreshBooks.com finished up the night with a presentation on developing and analyzing a funnel for web based services. This is probably the biggest challenge Web2.0 services face espicially those that start out as free services. Really, I think the topic would have lent itself better to the more collabrative BarCamp scenario, but hopefully it gets some attendees thinking about analytics.
Dave and Jay have thrown down the gauntlet and are challenging the Toronto community to step up and organize the Toronto chapter of BarCampEarth. Unfortunatley, August is going to be a very busy month as we work towards the relaunch of RFD, but we’d be happy to sponsor the event again and help out in any way we can.
AmberMac and Leo Laporte are looking for Toronto tech companies to interview during September for their PodCast. If you’re interested, you can contact Amber through her webpage.