Saturday, September 16, 2006

Other People's Conference Notes

No time to blog much, so I figured I'd keep you guys entertained with some links.

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.

From the RailsConf Europe, here's a writeup of Dave Thomas' talk "On Risk". There is much FUD surrounding Rails even now, I'm happy he addresses that.

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