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RingCentral at Dreamforce 2012 {Video}

If you work in the Silicon Valley, or in the tech industry in general, then you’ve heard of Salesforce.com, and you’ve definitely heard of their biggest event – Dreamforce.

Well this year the conference was bigger and better than ever. From amazing speakers and sessions, to an expo hall full of all the hottest and latest tech companies, to the after parties, to the epic Red Hot Chili Peppers concert on the streets of downtown San Francisco there was no shortage of excitement and buzz about Dreamforce this year.

Lucky for me, as a member of the RingCentral Social Team, and the one responsible for event coordination, I was able to participate in all the fun! So, check out the video of the amazing RingCentral Dreamforce Dream Team in action at the 2012 event!

For more info on Dreamforce click here.

And a special thank you to everyone who helped me organize and put on the event, I couldn’t have done it without you!!

Me, working the RingCentral booth at Dreamforce 2012.

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What Makes unSEXY Technology Sexy? {Video}

Earlier this month, my co-worker, Ben, and I attended the unSEXY Conference; which is “a 1-day conference about tech startups and companies who are actually doing something incredibly sexy…[by] building scalable, sustainable businesses.” The Mountain View, CA event was sponsored by 500 Startups and hosted by founder Dave McClure.

In general,  technology companies aren’t considered “sexy” compared to companies offering more tangible consumer goods like shiny gadgets and designer handbags.  But we tech folks, especially here in Silicon Valley, know better. Some of the most disruptive, innovative and successful products derive from seemingly unsexy technology. Thus the the main premise of the unSexy conference was to highlight the efforts of tech companies currently offering cutting-edge solutions.

As part of the RingCental team we were inspired to ask a few unSexy attendees about qualities that make an unSexy tech company interesting. Watch the video above to hear how various folks define sexy tech.

RingCentral Social Media Team Members Ben and Carolyn

unSexy Theme: “Bringing home the bacon.”

RingCentral Social Media Associate Ben Foster

I Won DEMO’s Most Social Award!

I was just received an award for being The MOST Social Personal at the DEMO 2012 Spring Conference in Santa Clara, CA!!

The Leader Board for the DEMO App, created by Double Dutch.

DEMO was an amazing event with close to 900 attendees. DEMO is “produced by IDG Enterprise in conjunction with VentureBeat, the DEMO conferences in the United States, China, Brazil and Singapore focus on emerging technologies and new product innovations. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow’s cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launchpad events for companies such as PalmE*TradeSalesforceWebexTivo ,VMware and Fusion-io and thousands of others, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters.”

I attended the event as a member of RingCentral’s Social Media Team; and my company actually demonstrated at the event in the Cloud Category. To view our demonstration at the DEMO Event please click here.

For being such a large conference event it was extremely well organized, and there was an excellent App created for it by Double Dutch. So, the winner was determined based on who used the DEMO App the most throughout the event, and that person was me! I tweeted, checked-in, voted for demonstrators, made new friends, and uploaded countless photos from the event all using the DEMO App by Double Dutch. After the 2-day jam packed event I had a total of 977 points!

Me, at the reception following my epic win!

My winning prize was 50 drink tickets which I got to share with the other attendees at the bar after the show wrapped up. Safe to say it was a great day, and everyone left feeling like a winner!

Double Dutch actually wrote a Blog Post about ME, click here to view the blog.

Also, to get more info on the DEMO Conference, please visit their website.