I was just thinking about some of the broad themes at Glue, and thinking it might be interesting to do some “topical grouping” of sessions. Here’s just a taste of some of the Gluecon topics:

Data Models/NoSQL:

  • Keynote by Mike Stonebraker (creator of Ingres and Postgres)
  • Keynote by Eric Brewer (creator of CAP Theorem)
  • NoSQL: Channeling the Data Explosion
  • Next-gen LDAP: The Original NoSQL Makes a Comback
  • The Cassandra database: inside Twitter’s choice
  • Inside MongoDB: the Internals of an Open-Source NoSQL Database
  • NoSQL – Specific Examples (Riak, HBase, CouchDB, Neo4j)
  • Memcached: Fast Distributed State for your Site’s Glue
  • On DB Sharding
  • …and more to come.


  • State of the API Market
  • 5 Things I Hate about your API-TOS
  • 6 months in the life of supporting an API
  • Managing Multiple Web APIs
  • Hacking Cloud Communications
  • Understanding the Twitter Streaming API
  • A Deep Dive into the NPR API
  • …and more to come.

Identity in the Cloud:

  • SAML, OpenID, Facebook Connect: When to use what
  • What’s the deal with Oauth/WRAP?
  • User-managed Access: Practical management of personal data sharing
  • OnĀ Federated Provisioning
  • Understanding Webfinger
  • …and more to come.

Protocols and Standards:

  • Keynote by Doug Crockford (of JSON fame)
  • XMPP
  • Webhooks
  • Activity Streams
  • YQL
  • Building a Programming Layer for the Internet (KRL)
  • …and more to come.

Platforms and Environments:

  • Google App Engine
  • Windows Azure
  • Force.com
  • Building Your Own Cloud
  • The Apache Cloud Stack: an end to end overview (Hadoop, Hbase, Zookeeper, etc)
  • How 2^4 people handle >2^14 users with ~2^16 apps in the cloud
  • …and more to come.

And that’s just a sample. It only gets interesting-er from here. Be sure to join us. šŸ˜‰