Talks + Press

  • Career Panel: An Evening with Leaders in Technology, Design and Entrepreneurship at Boys & Girls Club of SF

    San Francisco, CA - Addressing the changing demands of the workforce, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco will be holding its first technology, design and entrepreneurship career panel at our Mission Clubhouse (21st and Alabama). It’s an opportunity for our Club Members to interact with inspiring individuals who’ve pursued fulfilling careers as pioneers in technology. Leaders in the field will share eye-opening stories, the role of education (both formal and self-driven), and the different career paths an interested individual can take.

  • SXSWi Panel - "My Prototype Beat Up Your Business Plan"

    Austin, TX - The business plan, as a tool to lure potential investors, secure early customers, and guide the direction of your business, is a dying construct. Smart entrepreneurs realize that a prototype is worth a thousand business plans. This panel will focus on prototypes as a tool to accelerate the success of your business, and will have a particular emphasis on the role of prototyping in business modeling, fund raising, product development, and sales. We’ll talk specifically about how prototyping can allow you to more efficiently allocate resources (both talent, time and money), discover customers’ unmet needs, outsmart the competition, and move potential investors from interested to infatuated.

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  • geekSessions 2.0: The Art and Science of UI

    San Francisco, CA - “We’re bringing together a great group of people to discuss the ever evolving world of UI development. We have retro game emulators written in HTML 5, Flash interpreters written in Javascript, new tools like Unity, Mobile platforms, Multi-touch, and more. The field has never been more compelling or more complex.”

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  • Unleashed Culture Panel - "Scaling Culture"

    San Francisco, CA - “Unleashed Culture is an interactive 1-day conference that will give CEOs of leading startups and emerging companies the tools and insights they need to build powerful cultures that unleash the potential of their people. 

    The conference will bring together an invitation-only group of CEOs of the most promising fast-growing companies to help plant the seeds for the next generation of America’s leading companies to become thriving organizations where people love to work." 

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  • Web2.0 Expo

    New York, NY - “Web 2.0 Expo, co-produced by O'Reilly Media and TechWeb, showcases the latest Web 2.0 business models, development paradigms and design strategies for the builders of the next-generation Web." 

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  • JellyTalks

    San Francisco, CA - “JellyTalks is a collaboration between Jelly and the Yahoo! Developer Network to share new ideas and have interesting conversations.”

  • Big Omaha

    Omaha, NE - “Over the past few years, Omaha has been emerging as a hub for creativity and innovation. We want to build on this movement by getting innovators, creatives, and entrepreneurs together here in Omaha to think BIG.”

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  • "Walk The Talk Show" at Boulder Theater

    Boulder, CO - “On Wednesday, May 6th,’s "Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis” at the historic Boulder Theater is honored to host Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg, famous yoga teacher John Friend, Titans of New Tech including Jeffrey Kalmikoff of Threadless, Brad Feld, Micah Baldwin of Lijit; music by Paper Bird.“

  • Web2.0 Expo Keynote - "A Conversation With Threadless"

    San Francisco, CA - “Web 2.0 Expo is a global annual gathering of technical, design, marketing, and business professionals who are building the next generation web. Web 2.0 Expo features the most innovative and successful Internet industry figures and companies providing attendees with examples of business models, development paradigms, and design strategies to enable mainstream businesses and new arrivals to the Web 2.0 world to take advantage of this new generation of services and opportunities.”

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  • SXSWi Panel - "Is Spec Work Evil?"

    Austin, TX - “The ‘no-spec’ movement has long held sway in the design community but the web has created a new model for design that allows a freer exchange of ideas and inspiration and more ways to enter the design profession than ever before. What does social creativity look like?”

  • SXSWi - SX Studio Interview

    Austin, TX - “Studio SX presents Jeffery Kalmikoff, Partner and Chief Creative Officer of Threadless interviewed by Christina Warren, writer for the blog TUAW”

  • User Generated Conference & Expo

    San Jose, CA - “User Generated Content Conference & Expo will bring together the visionaries and innovators in content creation, platform creation, new media and brand presence for this emerging field to interact.”

    Spoke alongside Bruce Livingston (Founder & CEO, iStockPhoto) and someone from MySpace on a panel moderated by Jeff Howe (Wired).

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  • CSIA Demo Gala

    Denver, CO - “The 4th annual DEMOgala technology conference featured more than 100 speakers on 25 different panels discussing the newest trends in technology including the major theme for the conference: Deconstruction – Reconstruction: How startups and incumbents are leveraging disruptive technologies to take advantage of a changing world.”