Speakers and topics forming up

By January 15, 2010Uncategorized

Believe it or not, publishing a first draft of an agenda ain’t easy. I’m getting there, but it’ll probably be a few more weeks before I can even throw a strawman up that I’ll be temporarily satisfied with. That said, I *am* confirming speakers and getting topics on the board — and if you’re gonna register, you might be interested! So far we’re looking at things like…

Doug Crockford (creator of JSON) on gluing together web apps in a cloud world

Ryan Sarver (dir. of platform, Twitter) on all of the stuff you’re hearing rumors about

Jonathan Ellis (Rackspace) on Cassandra

Alex Popescu (of InfoQ) on the NoSQL landscape

Emil Eifrem (Neotechnology) on Neo4j

Dave Smith (Basho) on Riak

Joe Shirrey (msft) on Windows Azure

Someone from Google on Goog App Engine

Eric Marcoullier (Gnip) on Real-time data stream collection

Eve Maler (PayPal) on User Managed Access

Pam Dingle (of Ping Identity) on SAML vs. OpenID (when to use what)

Sunir Shah (Freshbooks), Scott McMullan (Google), and Ben Kepes (CloudAve) on Glue for the Small Business

David Recordon (facebook) on Activity Protocols

I think it’s a pretty good early list. Add to it sessions around OAuth/WRAP, Managing complexity in a post-cloud world, federated provisioning, building a scalable API, Integrating in a SaaS environment, open/linked data, webfinger, webhooks, A6, OCCI, CTP, platform providers (google, windows, salesforce.com, amazon, rackspace, heroku, eucalyptus, etc), and other NoSQL stuff (drizzle, HBase, Nutch, etc) — and you can start to get an idea of the breadth and depth of what is going to be the one do not miss events for developers in the cloud.

I know it’s a bit early to get excited. But I am.