London LeWeb conference 2013
Leaders of the Sharing Economy converge on London: Airbnb, ETSY, ZipCar, Yelp, TaskRabbit, LendingClub and so many more joined the stage to tell us about the sharing economy experience. And it truly was an amazing experience to see specialists, cofounders and just creative people gathering from all over the world to share their vision of the sharing economy in IT world. The program included such popular topics as 3D pen, Google Glass, Memoto (The lifelogging camera) and of course lots of unbelievably successful web projects.
We'll see some amazing demos from some great companies and have in-depth discussions about funding and the financial sector in the New Sharing Economy. For established industries, the sharing marketplace – with rapidly shifting social, cultural and technological disruptions – is forcing them to respond too. LeWeb13 Conference took place in the very heart of London in Central Hall Westminster Abby. Very beautifully decorated building. As you can see the show is about to start in less then 5 minutes.
Our hosts Loic Le Meur & Geraldine start the conference with an opening speech. Loic Le Meur is wearing his Google Glass and we can see live of it on a big screen. It still needs some work but it already looks cool. Loic Le Meur said that he's been wearing these glasses for two days straight and now as he took them off, he actually is missing this helpful screen on the right corner. I guess you can get used to them pretty quickly.
Through out the show many famous cofounders performed on stage. Here is a photo of AirBnb founder Joe Gebbia. He tells us how he quit his job to do something cool but he had no idea what it would be, and how he created one of the most successful projects in sharing economy.
And here is Ingrid Sanders founder and CEO of the popexpert.com a marketplace that inspires and enables lifelong learning from experts. Ingrid was inspired to create popexpert during a six month sabbatical where she spent over 1,000 studying with yoga, nutrition, meditation, relationship and ukelele experts. In addition to her role as entrepreneur, she is a certified teacher with Jivamukti Yoga and a certified health coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
John Perry Barlow presenting google glass at the backstage. There were quite a few people who wanted to try them on. John Perry Barlow is a retired Wyoming rancher, a former songwriter for the Grateful Dead, and the co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties organization which has been protecting the free flow of information on the Internet since 1990. But it looks like at this moment most of the people were interested more in his glasses.
Maxwell Bogue, Co-Founder & CEO, Wobbleworks LLC - makers of the 3Doodler presenting his new 3D pen. At first it looked quite silly but once you get used to it, you can create some really cool stuff with it. Not really sure how practical it is at the moment, but it sure is a cool toy.
Here he created some kind of a dinosaur. But don't be so pessimistic. Check out his project on the kickstarter.com to see how many cool stuff can be achieved.
So, here is a quick overview of the London LeWeb Conference 2013. It sure was a really great experience to be a part of it and really very inspiring. It is just so cool to be surrounded by people how are passionate as you are in creating, achieving and studying new perspectives and technologies.