So, Disrupt is right around the corner. And, we’ve put a few things together with our partners and sponsors that we think will help make your conference experience great!
Our conference app: After slogging through a ton of conference app options, we decided to use Taptera. They have even been nice enough to build a custom TechCrunch Disrupt version. This app is your one-stop shop for all things Disrupt. It contains our agenda, speaker bios, program guide, maps to all of the after parties and the Design Concourse, a voting tool for our Audience Choice Award, the Conference Twitter Feed, and an opt-in social networking tool that will help you make the most out of your conference experience. We’ll also use the push notification capability of the app to give you updates on all the spontaneous awesomeness that’s apt to happen at Disrupt. You can download the app from iTunes or you can grab a version for Android from Google Play.
Conference Transportation: Uber has offered Disruptors $10 off of rides to and from the Concourse. Now our friends at Uber are geniuses and have geo-fenced the discount, so don’t try to take an Uber from San Francisco to Sacramento and expect a $10 discount… By entering Code “ConcourseSF289″ into your app or on-line at m.uber.com, you’ll be good to go. Please note that the code must be entered before the first ride is taken in order to receive the savings. And, for all you first time users of Uber you’ll get a whopping $25 bucks off your first ride with this code: “DisruptSF”. Let me warn you – Uber really is the best experience out there – you might never take a taxi again.
Twittering: We’ll have our Twitter stream, Facebook feed and Instagram photos on screens around the conference thanks to Zoomph. The TechCrunch Zoomph feed will also feature any conversations happening in real time using the #TCDisrupt hashtag.
Translation Services: So, we’re creating a whole new level of accessibility for international Disruptors. We’ve partnered with Babelverse – a former Disrupt finalist – to webcast the conference in 12 languages. We’ll have a micro-site up soon and will make the URL available via our conference app.
A Few Other Nice Things: Vonage is the official communication app for the conference and has created special offers on international calling from Disrupt – you can download the mobile app from the iTunes store. Zendesk has offered to run the help desk at Disrupt, and DoMEn is hosting our photo stream which can be found through a widget on the TechCrunch website. Finally, 4sync has offered to recycle all of your old tech gear, and if you’re like the average Disruptor, you’re not like the average American and you have 10.5 devices and don’t use 50% of them anymore. Melt Them Down.