Today was a meat and potatoes kind of day at ICSF.
Since everyone and their brother has now gotten into the “lets review agents” game (yes, that would include Yelp, Trulia, Zillow, and plenty of local initiatives as well) , I was relieved to discover the folks from faceified. In typical ICSF fashion, the tip about this site came from a fellow attendee. One of the things I love about ICSF is you can walk down a hallway for 20 feet and come out 2 ideas smarter.
While I was hoping to attend a few sessions in the MLS track this afternoon, I ended up attending most of the “New Opportunities” innovation track. I really picked up some great tips and ideas from the facebook networking session, the online agent review session (see above), the daily deals session, but had to miss the vblogging session from @hermanity that got rave reviews on twitter!
From the morning’s general ICSF session, I would rate highly the keynote from Hootsuite. Not only because I love love love their product, but because their CEO, Ryan Holmes, came across as a very sharp and smart guy.
One of the fascinating things about ICSF is watching how ideas and products that I first hear about here end up growing into major trends with enough time. It really impressive. It also requires some reasonably functional bullshit detectors, since everyone at Inman Connect is convinced that they’ve got the next big thing. And while I admire them all for their effort and tenacity, only some of those ideas and products will go on to become driving forces in the real estate industry.
I’m looking forward to hearing David Pogue in tomorrow morning’s keynote. And I’m also looking forward to seeing some sun in the afternoon!
I’d love to hear from folks that dug into other ICSF innovation tracks about what they thought were the most interesting, insightful, and challenging ideas that they picked up today?