eBay Invites Developers to Explore Opportunities in Commerce, Communications and Community at Fifth Annual Developers Conference; Industry Luminaries and Innovators Gather to Discuss Trends and Opportunities on the Web.SAN JOSE San Jose, city, United States
San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850. , Calif. -- eBay Inc. (Nasdaq:EBAY)(www.ebay.com) today announced an invitation to developers, affiliates and entrepreneurs to join the company at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center The Mandalay Bay Convention Center is one of the largest privately owned and operated convention centers in the world. The 1 million square foot facility is owned by MGM Mirage. It is attached to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and adjacent to the Mandalay Bay Events Center. in Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. , NV, June 10-12, 2006 for its fifth annual Developers Conference. eBay Inc. gives developers the opportunity to create innovative applications and build successful businesses that span Commerce, Communications and Community. The eBay Developers Conference 2006 will explore this theme with industry thought leaders and innovators such as Pierre Omidyar Pierre M. Omidyar (born June 21, 1967) is a French-born Iranian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist/economist, and the founder/chairman of the eBay auction site. Omidyar and his wife Pam are well-known philanthropists who founded Omidyar Network in order to expand their , founder of eBay and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Omidyar Network Omidyar Network was founded in June 2004 by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam in Redwood City, California. Omidyar Network is intended to expand the investment scope of the Omidyar Foundation by funding not just non-profit projects, but also for-profit ventures and , Scott Cook Scott Cook (Intuit, Inc.), HBS 1976, started his career at Procter & Gamble, where he learned about product development, market research, and marketing. He soon began using the insights he was learning there to look for an idea for a company of his own. , founder and chairman of the executive committee at Intuit and Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired, as well as executives from eBay, PayPal, Skype, ProStores and Shopping.com. Keynote speakers will discuss technology innovations happening on the eBay platforms, at eBay Inc. and across the Web that will allow developers to help shape the future of e-commerce.
"Developers are a huge driver of innovation, on the Web and on the eBay platforms," said Maynard Webb, chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. of eBay. "Through eBay, PayPal, Skype, ProStores and Shopping.com, we give tens of thousands of developers the resources and economic incentives to succeed, so that we can help them do what they do best -- innovate -- and help us create a better user experience for our Communities."
The eBay Developers Conference 2006 will kick off with keynote speeches, product and program announcements that will help developers realize the economic and innovation opportunities available to them through the eBay Inc. developers programs. Sessions will be offered on developer and affiliate opportunities in commerce, communications and Web integration, covering such topics as AJAX, XUL (EXtensible User Interface Language) A set of XML tags for describing graphical user interfaces. Designed for cross-platform porting and derived from the Mozilla open source project, XUL supports the following Web functions: cascading style sheets (CSSs) for styles, and tagging. Attendees will gain insights into building successful businesses through in-depth technical and business sessions, hands-on labs and demos of new technology, and exchanging ideas with fellow innovators.
Registration for the eBay Developers Conference includes admission to eBay Live! 2006 (June 13-15), eBay's fifth annual community conference, also at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The standard conference fees are $395 for the general attendee package and $245 for a single day pass. Developer attendees who register before April 16th will receive a $100 discount on general registration and a $50 discount on the day pass registration. At the door, registration prices will be $445 and $275 for the general and single day passes, respectively.
Register online at www.ebaydevcon.com.
Founded in 1995, eBay pioneers communities built on commerce, sustained by trust, and inspired by opportunity. eBay enables ecommerce on a local, national and international basis with an array of websites -- including the eBay Marketplaces, PayPal, Skype, Kijiji, Rent.com and Shopping.com -- that bring together millions of buyers and sellers every day.