Justin Shaffer

Justin Shaffer
, Facebook

Justin Shaffer is a Product Manager at Facebook, where he currently manages the Events and Places products. Previously, he worked on Groups. Prior to Facebook, Justin was the Founder and CEO of Hot Potato, an early stage startup that helped people socialize around live events and share what they’re doing with friends. Hot Potato was acquired by Facebook in 2010. Prior to founding Hot Potato, Justin served as Senior Vice President, New Media at MLB Advanced Media, the online arm of Major League Baseball. Previously, Justin served at ScreamingMedia Inc., a content aggregator and syndicator in New York. He’s an avid skier and racing sailor, and also enjoys engineering pursuits of all kinds.

Sessions

Ballroom EFGH
This is presentation will be streamed live along with the other keynotes.
Justin Shaffer (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 6 ratings)
Business & Strategy Ballroom F
Moderated by:
Tom Coates (Product Club)
Panelists:
Darian Shirazi (Fwix), Justin Shaffer (Facebook), Christof Hellmis (Nokia gate5 GmbH), Matt Galligan (SimpleGeo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Stores, Malls, Bars - there locations are facts. Not owned by anyone, but gathering that data and just as importantly keeping it accurate is expensive. What can a startup do? Can they depend on larger players' APIs? Should they buy the data? Should they depend on their users? Or should companies pool together and just maintain one canonical database of places? Read more.
  • Nokia
  • OnStar
  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • AND Automotive Navigation Data
  • C3 Technologies
  • Ditto
  • Facebook
  • Factual
  • MapQuest
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • NAVTEQ

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