Facebook Awards: Updates and Speakers

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s been several months in the making and now we’re less than two weeks away from the first ever Facebook Awards that will take place at the Vancouver Facebook Developer (and Design) Garage.

The ever-fabulous Megan Cole (who was also named as one of Vancouver’s Tech Women to Watch in 2008) will be moderating the event and the following companies have signed on to do live demos:

  • Eat-A-Rama by ActiveState
  • Mixx Maker (V2.0) by Project Opus, Donat Group
  • (The World’s Biggest) Hockey Pool by Ben Nevile (Mainsocial)
  • The Snow Report by Jeremy Holland and Dean Halford (MOK Agency) my latest personal app and it’s pretty great
  • These Are My Kids by Kinzin, Uniserve
  • All applications are homegrown, right here in BC. Remember, to present a demo your app doesn’t even need to be completed so give us a sample and get some valuable feedback from this test audience of your peers. Sign up here if you’re interested in being a speaker.

    One of the most popular applications that was shown at the first Garage was Social Signal speaking about Green Gifts, which was created and designed for BC Hydro as a part of the PowerSmart campaign. Not only can you send friends a gift on Facebook, they include energy-efficient and eco-friendly tips, providing valuable information for those looking to be more environmentally conscious.

    Also from Social Signal, Rob’s created a series of Facebook-themed cartoons – check them out on ‘Noise to Signal‘.

    And even though they’re not Facebook related per se, I have to include these because they made me chuckle.

    This next one is *SO* John and I.

    You can read more about Rob and his company’s work with BC Hydro and the Green Gifts application in this bio.

    If you have or know of a Facebook application OR a Facebook cartoon that would fit into the new awards category, nominations will be open until the event on January 28, 2008. I previously introduced some nominees for the Facebook Awards and it’s not to late to get your submissions in.

    3 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. ChrisThursday, January 17th, 2008 — 2:20pm PST

      Another Facebook comic for you: http://xkcd.com/355/

    2. Alexandra SamuelThursday, January 17th, 2008 — 8:32pm PST

      Thanks for the nice words about Green Gifts. Here are my personal faves among Rob’s Facebook cartoons:



    3. RobCottinghamFriday, January 18th, 2008 — 11:12pm PST

      Rob is… blushing.

      Thanks so much!

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