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Justin is the Associate Marketing Manager for GTEC and Interop. Justin joined TechWeb in September of 2008 after graduating from Dominican University of California with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. While at Dominican Justin was a four year letter winner in Men’s Lacrosse and was voted team captain for his senior season. In his spare time Justin enjoys spending time with family, hiking and playing sports. Follow Justin on twitter


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Nov 2nd, 2010 | Justin Jarvis, Community Manager, GTEC

Time to Give Back – Web 2.0 Summit Partners With SF Food Bank

Justin Jarvis, Community Manager, GTEC

We talk a lot about the convergence of the web and the world – what it all means, where we are headed and how to get ahead in the Internet Economy – now we’d like to take a second to give back. In the spirit of giving, Web 2.0 Summit is partnering with San Francisco Food Bank to help them in their quest to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin.

SF Food Bank Warehouse

To learn more about SF Food Bank, members of the Web 2.0 Summit team recently took a tour of their facilities and were absolutely amazed by the experience. The scale of operations is overwhelming. Every week, SF Food Bank volunteers sort, repack and shelve over 350 tons of food in their 45,000 square foot warehouse for distribution to over 400 local nonprofit organizations serving over 147,000 people annually.

Fresh produce at SF Food Bank

And it’s not all canned goods and processed foods. By working closely with local farmers, approximately 60% of all food that is distributed through SF Food Bank is fresh produce. These precious, highly perishable items are moved through the warehouse within 24 hours.

We’ll have more details about a variety of ways that Web 2.0 Summit attendees can support SF Food Bank in the coming weeks but for now we encourage you all to take a minute to learn about what you can do today to help. – http://www.sffoodbank.org/

Jul 29th, 2009 | Justin Jarvis, Community Manager, GTEC

Web 2.0 Summit 2009 – Web Squared

Justin Jarvis, Community Manager, GTEC

Last year’s Web 2.0 Summit marked a pivot point for the five-year old conference. Early in the year, we recognized that the shifts in our industry mirrored the shifts in the world – and focusing only on the Web meant missing a much larger narrative.

Our conversation is no longer just about the Web. Now is the time to put the power of the Web to work—its technologies, its business models, and perhaps most importantly, its philosophies of openness, collective intelligence, and transparency.

Which leads us to our theme for 2009: Web Squared.

We believe that nothing is going to get better if the world collectively hides under its desk. It’s time for the Web to step up and step into its role as a platform for positive change—be it in our economy, our culture, or our society.

Last year we focused on where the Web met the world. This year, the Web is the world. And we’ve got a lot of work to do.

Entire industries are in the process of painful rebirth—finance and energy, to be sure, but also information technology, media and communications, healthcare, retail—nearly every major sector, in every major region of the world. And while these changes have been ongoing for more than a decade, the global financial crisis has accelerated and clarified this shift. It’s the end of one era, and the beginning of another.

At the center of both the destruction and creation is the World Wide Web. For this year, we are focusing on demonstrating proofs: showing how the founding principles of Web 2.0 have been put into practice to address the world’s most pressing problems.

Over the next few months, as we prepare the program, we’ll be scouring the world for examples of how the world is putting the Web to work to make business more efficient, culture more vibrant, and society more tolerant.

Join us this Fall at the Westin Market Street in San Francisco for Web 2.0 Summit—be there, and get squared!