Yahoo Confab Micro-Conferences Start Wednesday

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The Yahoo Technology Development Group has announced a series of micro-conferences that open to the public, starting with one this Wednesday, December 13th, on Prediction Markets: Tapping the Wisdom of Crowds. (via Yodel Anecdotal)

Speakers include:

  • Bo Cowgill from Google,
  • Leslie Fine from HP,
  • Todd Proebsting from Microsoft,
  • Dave Pennock from Yahoo!
  • Chris Hibbert, the developer of Zocalo,
  • Adam Siegel, the co-founder of, and;
  • Robin Hanson.

In addition, David Pennock has started a blog on Predictive Markets – Oddhead Blog

This series of micro-conferences is a great idea. Wish I were a little closer. I’d be there.

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4 thoughts on “Yahoo Confab Micro-Conferences Start Wednesday”

  1. Thanks. My link does go to the November archives for the site (only one post for November), so I figured that linking to the site itself wasn’t necessary.

    It looks like it should be an excellent conference. I don’t expect any of it to be taped, and available through Yahoo video, but I’m really hoping that some of the presentations are.

  2. I wish, John.

    I do know someone who will be attending Wednesday, and hopefully will write a blog post about it. Be happy to hear your thoughts about it if you attend.

    The Washington DC event in January sounds interesting. I may have to see if I can fit it into my schedule. Thanks.

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