Jul 192006

Mashup Camp brought together some 400 people interested in developing web applications quickly by combining mutiple data sources or services in interesting ways.  This being my first “unconference”, I found the just-in-time and minimal organization of the camp an interesting study in the balance of forces between anarchy and social grace. The camp itself ran […]

Jul 132006

This discussion, led by Johannes Ernst, sought to explore ways to improve the user experience in maintaining personal information across multiple web sites. Multiple logins on multiple sites are more than just a nuisance for the end user – a typical pattern of behavior is that end users tend to use the same login id and […]

Jul 132006

Mashup Camp is rolling along, purposefully on the edge of giddy chaos.  It’s an interesting mix of people – independent (for pay) developers, corporate devs, passionate hobbyists, venture capitalists, press, and service providers.  Everybody is interested in what everybody else is doing, and which ones look and/or work best.  The venture caps wander from discussion […]

Jul 122006

In times like these I’m reminded of Captain Jack Sparrow, who, when caught between a hoard of hungry cannibals on one side and a sheer cliff of death on the other, elloquently and concisely summed up the situation thusly: “Bugger!” The technology rollout that I hinted at in the terrible tease of my previous post will not be happening this week at […]

Jul 102006
Mashup Camp!  And a Crack of Thunder...

I’m off to Mashup Camp this week!   Monday and Tuesday are pegged for Mashup University, with a more traditional conference session structure, and the unstructured (or just-in-time structured) mashup camp is on Wednesday. I’m told that last year’s camp was nothing short of a web geek tech orgy, so these next few days should be a lot […]