This past August, Shashi Bellamkonda (AKA Social Media Swami) and I had the opportunity to attend Gnomedex 2008. This past August, Shashi Bellamkonda (AKA Social Media Swami) and I had the opportunity to attend Gnomedex 2008. Gnomedex is like the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) in that it has innovative speakers, a cutting edge variety of topics and is focused in one track. It is different in that anyone can come, costs $500 vs $8000 (for TED) to come and everyone is accessible. It is put on by Chris and Ponzi Pirillo who are wonderful people and put on one of the best events of the year.
I got to meet some new people and reconnect with old friends. One of the new friends I made was Giovanni Galluci of Viewzi, a Dallas-based startup. They are doing some cool stuff with search and have a killer interface. They are a “ridiculously visual search engine” according to Giovanni and function on a meta level. This means they work with numerous search engines and interpret the search and present in the most relevant way. You should check out Viewzi yourself to get the full picture and see how awesome this search tool is for everyone. Check out my inteview with him below:Google+