Jim Buckmaster and Craig Newmark

Nerd Values (Craig's List)

Web 2.0
13 minutes, 6.4mb, recorded 2004-10-07
Nerd Values -- Doing well by doing good -- or the benefits of sticking with Web 0.0 principles in a Web 2.0 world.

Jim Buckmaster, President and CEO since November of 2000, Buckmaster has led craigslist to its current position as world-renowned online community, overall leader in online classifieds, and top 20 internet company (Nielsen, Alexa). Before assuming the CEO role, Buckmaster served as craigslist CTO and lead programmer.

Prior to joining craigslist, Buckmaster served as Director of Web Development for the (now defunct) dotcom Creditland, and for Quantum Corp. Prior to moving to the SF bay area in 1996, Buckmaster was lead web developer for the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan, where he built the world's first multi-terabyte database-driven public website.

Buckmaster sits on the board of Transportation for a Livable City in San Francisco. He graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech with a bachelors in biochemistry, and studied medicine and classics at the University of Michigan.

Craig Newmark is a senior Web-oriented software engineer, with around twenty-five years of experience (including 18 years at IBM), and has become a leader in online community by virtue of running www.craigslist.org for over 9 years. He's compiled extensive experience evangelizing, leading and building, including work at Bank of America and Charles Schwab.

In 1995, he started craigslist which serves as a non-commercial community bulletin board with classifieds and discussion forums. Using a common sense, down-to-earth approach, craigslist strives to make the 'net more personal and authentic, while advocating social responsibility through the promotion of small, non-profit organizations.

Newmark's community activities include being on the advisory boards of Climate Theatre and Haight-Ashbury Food Program as well as supporting local writers through Grotto Nights. Newmark has been featured in the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Business Week, Time Magazine, and Esquire Magazine.

This is a presentation delivered at the Web 2.0 Conference held in San Francisco, CA, October 5-7, 2004. Our thanks go to MediaLive International and O'Reilly Media, the producers of Web 2.0, for permission to bring you this session, one of many from Web 2.0 here on IT Conversations.

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