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Thanks for the great time at BayCHI

Tonight I had a great time talking at BayCHI.  I was surprised to see a full house for my presentation.   I was encouraged by the enthusiasm from everyone and for asking such great questions.  Daniel Russell’s talk on how people search at Google and use search engines in general was also very fascinating.  The two talks had a great synergy for an evening on the similar and yet distinctly unique development approaches of Netflix and Google.    Again, thanks everyone for the great time.


6 responses

  1. Sean,

    Can you post your presentation online?


    – Mike

    December 13, 2006 at 1:34 pm

  2. Won Sun

    It was a great talk, Sean. I really enjoyed the presentation.

    I had a question that evening, but there were so many people asking questions that I didn’t get to ask mine.

    I noticed that on, you guys put the browsing navigation column on the right-hand side instead of on the left. Is there any reason to doing it that way? Is it because more people directly interact with the content and less people use the browsing navigation column?


    December 14, 2006 at 10:02 am

  3. Ditto Mike’s request.

    December 14, 2006 at 10:09 am

  4. Sean,

    Another round of thanks for a great presentation. Would it be possible to get a copy of the PPT deck used during the presentation?


    December 18, 2006 at 2:55 pm

  5. Thanks all for the positive feedback. BayCHI should be posting the presentation along with the audio on their site soon.

    December 21, 2006 at 4:51 pm

  6. How people search at Google does include some strange things like typing in ‘’ or, ‘’ and I’ve even been able to generate huge traffic with something like: ‘’

    Additionally, the mis-spellings number in the millions daily with these new light-touch keyboards we all use.

    Just thought I’d share these things for you Netflix folk. I used to be in the affiliate program. I’d say try these keywords: ‘Netfli’ and ‘etflix’ You may be surprised. Thanks Sean, from Australia.

    February 16, 2007 at 11:52 pm

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