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AJAXWorld 2009 NY Notes: SOA RIA iPhone Clould Computing Conference



This event took place on June 22, 2009 and June 23, 2009 at the beautiful Rooselvelt Hotel New York, NY. Jeremy Geelan (Conference Chair,

AJAXWorld Conference & Expo series http://www.AJAXWorld.com) and his team did a great job putting this event together.  You can review technology webcasts at http://www.AJAXWorld.com You can also find information about the iPhone track here How Apple iPhone Fits into Your Enterprise 2.0 Solution

AJAXWorld 2009 NY Was Two Days, Each Packed With Seven Tracks

  • Business Value of RIAs | Enterprise RIA
  • User Interface & User Experience
  • RIA Tools & Frameworks
  • iPhone Developer Summit
  • SOA in Action
  • SOA & Cloud Bootcamp (Day 1) SOA and Cloud Sessions (Day 2)
  • Governance, Testing, Standards, Compliance

Day One Keynotes and General Sessions at AJAXWorld 2009 NY

  • Breaking the Collaboration Barrier with Rich Enterprise Applications: Ashish Mohindroo
  • Performance Driven Adoption: The Secret to Advancing SOA [Avnet – session sponsored by Software AG]: Sean Valcamp
  • Get Your Transactions Under Control: SOA Performance Management from CA Wily: Janelle Shaw
  • Data Mashups: Deliver Your Project Faster with Virtualized Data Services Across Internal & External Sources: Suresh Chandrasekaran
  • Power Panel: The Business Value of Service Orientation: Jeremy Geelan & Mark Krzysko & Miko Matsumura & Donald F. Ferguson & Anne Thomas Manes & Suresh Chandrasekaran

Day Two Keynotes and General Sessions at AJAXWorld 2009 NY

  • Convergence in the Cloud: How Cloud Computing and SOA Produce Real Change: Dr Kareem Yusuf
  • The Evolving SOA Appliance: 3 Game-Changing Innovations – Intel: Blake Dournaee & Vikas Jain
  • What Is JavaFX…and Why Should I Care? – Sun Microsystems: Eric Bruno & Jim Connors
  • Driving Profitability Through User Experience: Jeremy Geelan & Regev Yativ & Joe Preston & Eric Bruno & Ian Thain

Notes About AJAXWORLD 2009 NY

This event was a little vendor heavy, but many speakers and attendees shared as much information as possible with the allotted time.  AJAX code and best practices was a little light, but I learned more about cloud computing, service oriented arcitechure (SOA), software as a service (SaaS), iPhone in the Enterprise, and platform as a service (PaaS).  While talking with other attendees during lunch I discovered more people were asking “where is the AJAX?”  I quickly understood that I was not alone in expecting more “hands on” AJAX with example code and best practices from industry leaders.  Most speakers used most of their time giving their presentation and there was little time left for questions and answers.  Most speakers graciously answered questions between events, but that was at the cost of missing part of all of the next event.  I think everyone did the best they could with enormous amount of information and small window of time.

Talking the Talk, Now Walking the Walk

I believe most attendees were very intelligent and aware of industry trends.  During most sessions I would see most people in the room nodding their head while quickly taking notes during the “Ah-Ah Moment”.  Most of the presentations were based on “Real World” experience.  This type of content gives us the information we can walk away with and use immediately in our current workflow.

A Common Message Across All Tracks

All the ideas and techniques related to technology was almost overwhelming, but most had common messages.

12 Top Tips for Developers / Project Managers from AJAXWorld 2009 NY

  • Leverage the work of others
  • Leverage resources
  • Start with a plan
  • Define your goal
  • Measure what matters
  • Standards are even more important now
  • Become intimate with Design Patterns & Practices
  • Learn to love MVC
  • Everything is an object
  • Document your process
  • Follow your process
  • Measure, Modify, Repeat

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Did You Miss These Key Strategies & Tips From The Last Web 2.0 Summit?

Look At What These Great Minds Shared At The Web 2.0 Summit

I’m so excited about attending Web 2.0 Summit 2009, but more on that later.  I want to share some of these amazing conversations from the Web 2.0 Summit 2008 with you.  Have you ever asked yourself what is the web really about?  How does Social Media work and what does it mean to me?  How does Web 2.0 impact the world?  Can we use the web to solve real world issues?  What’s next?

Web 2.0 Summit 2009

I am fortunate enough to work for a company that believes understanding the future of technology is important.  I will be attending the Web 2.0 Summit 2009 thanks to Booz Allen Hamilton.  This event will gather the greatest thought leaders from around  the world for engaging conversations about how to put the power of this platform we call the web to work for positive change.  Understanding this platform’s core philosophies of collective intelligence, openness, & transparency will lead us into new business models and into a new era.  I hope to see you there!

Get more details about and register for the Web 2.0 Summit 2009 here.

Web 2.0 Summit 2008

The theme for the Web 2.0 summit 2008 was “Web Meets World”.  A lot of the conversation was about how the web is reshaping the fabric of society.  Tim O’Reilly through O’Reilly Media has been gracious enough to share many of these conversations in video format.  You can also subscribe to these video through iTunes.  I have many of these video on my iPhone and enjoy watching them as I’m standing in line or just need to get my geek fix on the go.  I have included a few video here, but I encourage you to visit the Web 2.0 Summit 2008 site for videos, images, reviews, &  much more information from these great thinkers.  When using Apple iTunes to subscribe and download these videos to your iPod, iTouch, or iPhone, be sure to check out the one that discusses the difference between user genterated content and collective intelligence (my favorite).

Web 2.0 Summit: Social Media Behaviors by Isaac Mao (Social Brain Foundation)

The Social Media fabric is woven with Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 to form collaborative media.  Listen to this quick talk about “Sharisum” and micro-content.  The explosion of connections, contents, and social filtering are explored as we move through media industry changes.

Web 2.0 Summit: Cloud Computing – The Future Web

Cloud computing, an optimized delivery channel for offering software and infrastructure as a service.  The cloud model creates many very exciting opportunities.

Web 2.0 Summit: The Platform Advantage

See and hear what the leaders from Google, Microsoft, Facebook, MySpace, and Slide have to say about the platform advantage.  Stimulating new economics from the explosive growth of business models around platform services.  The “Open Web” is re-defining “Innovation”.   I believe we should increase our awareness of the internet is a platform as we move forward with our information architecture.

Web 2.0 Summit: Web 3.0 Semantic Web – Intelligent Applications

Leaders from Radar Networks, Powerset, Metaweb discuss how new technologies use relationships to organize information.

Web 2.0 Summit: Internet & Tech Trends by Mary Meeker

Reviewing this information reminded me of a previous post about Web 2.0: A Strategy Guide by Amy Shuen, take a look.

Get more details about and register for the Web 2.0 Summit 2009 here.

  1. Are you attending Web 2.0 Summit 2009?
  2. Have you attended a previous Web 2.0 Summit?
  3. What are your tips for attendees?