As Gregg mentioned in his recent post, I attended our third RE Barcamp last week, this time in Denver. It was another great event with a large turnout out of real estate industry professionals sharing ideas on how they use social media and technology in their business. This RE Barcamp kicked-off with an effective keynote by Jeff Turner who set the tone by explaining that the RE Barcamps are about sharing and learning, and that there is no magical formula that works for everyone. His words seemed to resonate since most of the sessions I attended throughout the day were interactive with all participants contributing by asking questions, challenging the moderator’s opinions, or sharing success stories.
Aumnia facilitated another discussion on mobile marketing where we discussed the three tiers of mobile marketing (SMS, mobile internet, and smartphone applications), the iPhone vs. the BlackBerry, popular applications, and general trends in mobile. In my opinion, the most interesting discussion was centered on smartphone applications vs. the mobile internet where we discussed questions such as “are smartphone applications similar to desktop applications in the 90’s?” and “why can’t all apps be in the cloud and accessible via the mobile browser?” It’s an interesting topic that’s worth several future blog posts. Stay tuned.
On a final note, I want to thank all the RE Barcamp Denver volunteers for organizing a strong event and being gracious hosts. I look forward to returning to Denver.