I was not able to attend the Web 2.0 Conference due to scheduling conflicts and my proximity from San Francisco. However, I have been monitoring the new companies that have been taking center stage. I just read LifeHacker’s highlight list and Zvents caught my eye, so I did some extended online research on the outfit. Currently, Zvents is only offering a SF Bay Area entertainment calendar however will soon be expanding to other U.S. metro areas. It is based on pretty solid search functionality. Zvents offers listings in listings, calendar, and Google Map plotted views. Zvents goal is to:
"..offer the best local search on the Web, and enable brand-new kinds of extended conversations about local events and things to do."
The About Zvents page offers links and background information on the company where I discovered they also have an API on their Developers Page. They also offer entertainment event listings in an RSS format for easy integration. To stay up to date on Zvents happenings check out the Zvents Blog. Additionally, check out the blogosphere’s perspective of Zvents and a handful of other Web 2.0 Conference buzzworthy products visit posts on What is Web 2.0?, OnoTech, Watching Web 2.0, SiliconBeat, Mobilis in Mobili, BuzzMachine, TechCrunch, and Corante.