Raven at PubCon: a complete stalker schedule

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Raven at PubCon: a complete stalker schedule

Let the flights begin.

Tomorrow, the first few from the Raven Tools crew jet to Las Vegas to begin setting up for PubCon 2010. A few more fly in every day from Saturday until Tuesday, when the Raven Tools team will reassemble to start learning, networking and demoing.

So if you ever wanted to meet that developer who added your feature request, the customer support expert who answered your question or the brains behind the whole shebang — now’s the time.

Here’s where we’ll be at PubCon, and when:

Tuesday, Nov. 9

8:30 a.m.

RavenHunt begins

@RavenArienne kicks off RavenHunt. Follow her on Twitter to find out which PubCon sessions she’ll be attending all day to get your exclusive Raven Poker Coin — which you must present to be eligible to win our RavenHunt Vegas Prize Packs. We’ll give away one RavenHunt Prize Pack on Tuesday.

8 p.m.

Purpose Inc.’s Charity Poker Tournament

The now-traditional PubCon charity poker tournament by Dave Klein (a.k.a. “dk”) starts at 8 p.m. at the Mirage. We have a few folks playing in the tournament — stop by to cheer them on.

Raven Goes to PubCon 2011
We're so excited.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

9:45 a.m.

Exhibit hall opens

Raven is set up at Booth 100. It’s the big-ass, badass booth at the front. You can’t miss us. Stop by ASAP to pick up your Raven Poker Coin, special-edition PubCon T-Shirt, Matt Cutts stress ball and details on PubCon-only discounts. Not to mention Raven demos.

11:30-12:45 a.m.

Raven Tools Demo

Raven’s Product Manager Jon Henshaw and Product Marketing Manager Taylor Pratt will demonstrate key features of Raven Tools for beginners and share tips and tricks for advanced users. Plus, ask away about Raven’s new CustomRank proof of concept. Head to Salon H.

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Exhibit hall open during lunch

If you haven’t already, say hi to Raven’s User Experience Manager and Social Princess Alison Groves. She’s the one that nearly every Raven user e-mails sooner or later — now’s your chance to meet her face-to-face.

1:30-2:45 p.m.

Link Building: Using Majestic SEO to the Max

Head to Salon H to get some link building/Majestic SEO expertise from Jon Henshaw and the rest of the panel. Or…

SEO Design and Organic Site Structure

Go to Salon C, where Taylor Pratt will be speaking on technical site architecture challenges of today’s websites. Exciting, eh? No really, you’ll love the tips and tricks this panel has for you.

2:45-3:15 p.m.

Exhibit hall open during refreshment break

Stop by Booth 100 for Raven demos and PubCon swag.

5:30 p.m.

Exhibit hall closes

Time to par-tay.

Raven PubCon
Yep, *still* excited.

Thursday, Nov. 11

9:45 a.m.

Exhibit hall opens

Stop by the Raven booth ASAP to pick up your Raven Poker Coin (if you haven’t already). Today we’re giving away our last two RavenHunt Vegas Prize Packs, and you must show the coin to win. There might be some special-edition PubCon T-Shirts and Matt Cutts stress balls left, but there definitely will be demos and details on PubCon-only discounts.

10:15-11:30 a.m.

Monetizing Twitter and Other Social Media Channels

Stop by Salon A for Jon Henshaw’s entertaining thoughts on monetizing Twitter. (We can promise the “entertaining” bit because we’ve seen his presentation.) Or…

How SMBs Can Use PR Campaigns to Grow Traffic

Scoot over to Salon B, where Taylor Pratt leads the Q&A for this session on how small businesses can take advantage of online PR to increase traffic links and overall do good business.

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Exhibit hall open during lunch

Have you met Jeff Crump, Raven’s art director? Tell him what you think of the new Raven Tools marketing site.

1:30-2:45 p.m.

SEO/SEM Tools

If you’re looking for interesting, unique ways to use tools for better SEO/SEM campaigns, don’t miss Jon Henshaw’s session in Salon D. It’s packed with takeaways.

2:45-3:15 p.m.

Exhibit hall open during refreshment break

It’s your last, best chance to talk to the Raven folks before PubCon wraps up.

3:15-4:20 p.m.

Post Click Marketing: Landing Page Optimization

Head to Salon C to find out what tools Taylor Pratt recommends for figuring out the best layout of a site/page, attention and click testing and user testing.

5 p.m.

Exhibit hall closes

See you at PubCon Vegas 2011!

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Arienne Holland is the Director of Marketing and Customer Experience at Raven. She divides her time between outreach, writing, teaching and understanding developers. Before Raven, Arienne spent more than a decade as an editor and graphic designer for Gannett. She was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for team breaking news journalism. She likes bread, books and bourbon.

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