It seems like the Future of Web Apps conference in San Francisco was better than its European cousin I attended earlier this year.
- Evan Williams, founder of Odeo and author of the ingenious "Ten Rules for Web Startups" shared his perspective on "How Odeo screwed up" and didn't follow his very rules.
- Carl Sjogren of gave a talk about The Road to Google Calendar. He highlights the relentless focus on the user experience. They were even using MySQL and PHP in the early stages! I'm surprised.