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Solid 2014

Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:13:09 +0000

Two weeks ago, I had the chance to go to the inaugural O’Reilly Solid conference. Solid was billed as the Software / Hardware / Everywhere conference. The “Internet of Things” is a big buzzword right now, and I am glad that O’Reilly decided not to do an “Internet of Things” conference. There were plenty of [...]



Strange Loop 2013

Sat, 21 Sep 2013 18:04:30 +0000

It’s been a while since I have written a post, or been to a conference.    I wish that I had time to write more and that I could write about what I am up to. In lieu of that, here is a report on Strange Loop 2013, which is the only conference that I [...]



Strange Loop 2012

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 03:15:11 +0000

I think that the most ringing endorsement that I can give Strange Loop is that it has been a very long time since I experienced so much agony when trying to pick which talks to go to during any given block. Emerging Languages Camp This year Strange Loop hosted the Emerging Languages Camp (ELC), which [...]



JSConf 2012

Sun, 08 Apr 2012 02:53:06 +0000

This year JSConf was in Scottsdale Arizona, which provided some welcome relief from the cold, wet, Seattle winter/spring. News One of the biggest pieces of news was that Mozilla gave all attendees a Nexus S smartphone running a developer version of the Boot to Gecko (B2G) phone operating system. When I say developer, I mean, [...]



Strata 2012

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 21:29:10 +0000

Here’s a roundup of last week’s Strata conference. Jumpstart This year, the O’Reilly team introduced a new tutorial day track, called “Jumpstart”. This track was more oriented towards the business side of big data, and I think that the word MBA actually appeared in the marketing. I think that the track was a success, and [...]



Blogaversary 2012

Mon, 09 Jan 2012 16:43:02 +0000

Twitter, Google Plus, Facebook, Flickr, 500px. pinterest on the horizon. All that’s missing is a partridge in a pear tree, and sometimes that appears to be there as well. The world of online communication and connection is pretty different that it was nine years ago, when I slapped a bunch of Python scripts onto a [...]



2011 in Photography

Fri, 30 Dec 2011 02:54:17 +0000

I’ve been dreading writing the photography roundup post this year, because I haven’t taken a lot of photographs. I’ve only a few months worth of photographs on Flickr, which makes a month by month roundup pretty tough to do.   We’ve had an enormous amount of stuff going on schedule wise this year, and between all [...]



Book Review: Head First HTML5 Programming

Mon, 21 Nov 2011 04:54:54 +0000

You can’t read about modern web development without hearing something about HTML5. It is a term that covers not only the next version of the HTML markup language, but a broad array of facilities exposed as JavaScript API’s. Eric Freeman and Elisabeth Robson’s new book Head First HTML5 Programming approaches HTML5 from this point of [...]



Clojure Conj 2011

Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:51:07 +0000

Last week I was in Raleigh, attending the second Clojure/Conj. The last time that I attended a Lisp conference was the 1986 ACM Conference on Lisp and Functional Programming. I am a Lisp guy. I took the famed “Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs” course from Sussman and Abelson. I spent some time doing undergraduate [...]



Web 2.0 Summit

Wed, 26 Oct 2011 05:13:36 +0000

Last week I attended the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. The theme this years was “The Data Frame”, an attempt to look at the “Points of Control Theme” from last year through the lens of data.    Data Frame talks Most of the good data frame stuff was in the short “High Order Bit” [...]



Surge 2011

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 05:52:09 +0000

Last week I was in Baltimore attending OmniTI’s Surge Conference. I can’t remember exactly when I first met OmniTI CEO Theo Schlossnagle, but it was at an ApacheCon after he had delivered one of his 3 hour tutorials on Scalable Internet Architectures, back in the early 2000′s. Theo’s been at this scalability business for a [...]



W3C Web and TV Workshop

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 21:36:03 +0000

Last week I attended the Third W3C Web and TV Workshop (disclosure: I was a member of the program committee). This was the third in a series of three workshops that the W3C has organized around the intersection of web technologies and television. The purpose of the workshops is to bring these two communities together [...]



Thanks, Steve

Fri, 26 Aug 2011 04:31:57 +0000

Yesterday, Steve Jobs resigned as the CEO of Apple. This wasn’t really a surprise, because Steve has been sick for some time. Nonetheless, it was a shock to me, and judging by Twitter, to many other people.    My history with computing goes back to the Apple II. The first computer that I ever wrote [...]



OSCON 2011

Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:57:58 +0000

I’m sitting on an Amtrak train at the end of July, which can only mean that OSCON has just finished up. This year OSCON had something new, a pair of extra conferences, one on Data and one on Java, that overlapped the usual OSCON tutorial days. This year, I’m going to break the talk coverage [...]



Google I/O 2011

Fri, 13 May 2011 00:58:22 +0000

Google I/O has a different feel than many of the conferences that I attend. Like Apple’s WWDC, there is a distinctly vendor partisan tone to the entire show — having the show in the same location as WWDC probably reinforces that. Unlike WWDC, the web focused portion of Google I/O helps to blunt that feeling, [...]



NodeConf 2011

Mon, 09 May 2011 16:04:01 +0000

Although I was definitely interested in JSConf (writeup), Nodeconf was the part of the week that I was really looking forward to. I’ve written a few small prototypes using Node and some networking / web swiss army knife code, so I was really curious to see what people are doing with Node, whether they were [...]



JSConf 2011

Fri, 06 May 2011 21:55:16 +0000

Last year when I attended JSConf I had some ideas about the importance of Javascript. I was concerned in a generic way about building “richer” applications in the browser and Javascript’s role in building those applications. Additionally, I was interested in the possibility of using Javascript on the server, and was starting to learn about [...]



South by Southwest Interactive 2011

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 06:28:17 +0000

Back in 2006, Julie made the trek to Austin for South By Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) because she was organizing a panel. This year, I finally got a chance to go. In recent years, I’ve been to a lot of conferences. Many of them have been O’Reilly conferences, and the rest have been conferences organized by [...]



Strata 2011

Mon, 07 Feb 2011 08:38:06 +0000

I spent three days last week at O’Reilly’s Strata Conference. This is the first year of the conference, which is focused on topics around data. The tag line of the conference was “Making Data Work”, but the focus of the content was on “Big Data”. The state of the data field Big Data as a [...]



Blogaversary 2011

Sun, 09 Jan 2011 22:32:59 +0000

I’m not that good at remembering my Blogaversary — it’s been two years since I remembered last. You can thank the OmniGroup’s wonderful OmniFocus for reminding me in time this year. Almost everything that I wrote describing my 6 year blogaversary is still true today. In fact, I’m doing more traveling than I was when [...]