Volume 9, Issue 29; 14 Mar 2006; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Developers, start your engines!

I'm disappointed that I won't be able to get to this year's WWW conferenceWhen I was planning to go to XTech, I had thought I might sneak off to Edinburgh for a few days on my way back home., and not just because I'm on the programme (sic) committee for the Identity, Reference, and the Web workshop.

This year, the traditional “developer's day” has been extended into an entire track. That should be great. Developer's day was always one of the conference highlights.

If you've got cool stuff, WWW is a great venue to show it off. I even recall some talk of a discount for “unfunded” developers, though I can't find a clear pointer to such an offer at the moment (one of the disadvantages of a whole track is that you have to attend the whole conference, with it's concomitant registration fee).

Attendees, please tell us all the cool things we missed!


Hi Norm, thanks for the 'plug' for the dev-track. Details of the reduced rate for independent self-financing developers are on the "Call-for-Submissions" page at: http://www2006.org/developers/cfp.php.

I think one of the messages that I'd like to get across is that this is an opportunity for developers to shape the developer oriented content of the conference by making submissions for the developer track. The deadline is looming, 19th March, but don't be inhibited about late submissions - we expect to be a little bit flexible.

—Posted by Stuart Williams on 15 Mar 2006 @ 09:36 UTC #

The dev-track program at http://www2006.org/developers/has now been updated to reflect the submissions that been accepted. We've got 3 sessions worth of Next-Wave (Web 2.0, AJAX, JSON, mashups, microformats...), 2 sessions of Semantic Web and Ontologies and 1 each on Mobile, XML and Security along with 3 tutorials: Current Best Practices in Web Development and Design; Practical Microformats; and XForms.

—Posted by Stuart Williams on 06 Apr 2006 @ 01:50 UTC #