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.