Free Networking Events in Seattle For Developers
Lately, I’ve noticed that Seattle doesn’t seem to have regular networking events about search. And I’ve also noticed that not a lot of information exists about SEO for developers. And Seattle has lots of developers who are building web applications and could benefit from those apps being found through search.
I figured hey, why not start organizing some events for developers about search! So, I did.
Ideally, I’d like to hold these once a month, and bring together experts to review sites from the audience. And have lots of food and drinks. In our inaugural month, we’re holding two events!
Tuesday, May 13th at 6pm
Solo Bar, 200 Roy Street, Seattle
This event is sponsored by Microsoft, and they’ll be providing lots of swag in addition to food and drinks. We’ll chat a bit about search, look at a few sites, then hang out and chat. You can sign up at Upcoming.
Thursday, May 29th at 6pm
Google Seattle office, 651 N 34th St. Seattle
This event is sponsored by Google, and we’ll look at some diagnostic issues sites may encounter while we snack and drink. You can sign up for this event at Upcoming as well.
Wednesday, June 4th
Bell Harbor Convention Center, Seattle
Of course, if you’re looking for more in-depth information about how to build crawable sites, you can check out Developer Day at SMX Advanced on June 4th. We’ve got speakers from the major search engines to talk about the infrastructure details of web applications from a search perspective, Duane Nickull from Adobe to talk about making Adobe technologies search friendly, and web developers to give real-life examples and case studies. We’ll be ending the day with an expert panel to review your site!
Brought To You By Jane and Robot
The free networking events are the first activities organized by a new project I’m working on with Nathan Buggia called Jane and Robot. The idea behind Jane and Robot is to provide definitive content to developers about building web applications for both users and searchers. We’re focusing on the developer audience, rather than search marketers, so we’ll talk more about implementing 301 redirects in PHP than we will about optimizing content for particular keywords. The site is in “soft launch” mode now, but watch as we evolve it.
So far, we’ve got slides up from the SEO for Developers workshop we did at Web 2.0 Expo a few weeks ago (along with diagnostic checklists), as well as an events page where you can watch for more events like the ones we’re putting together in May.
And check out our first article, on domain canonicalization.