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Places I'll be: Carson Summit, XTech, RailsConf

The conference season starts again. Here are a few pointers to places where I'll be over the next few months.

Carson Summit on the Future of Web Apps

I'm really impressed with the group of folks that Ryan Carson's got together for this event. The emphasis on "lessons learned" is important to me, so I look forward to hearing more.

There's also a great connection in the topic with an article I wrote in October 1999, XML Inter-Application Protocols, in which I rave about applications moving to the web, the need for open standards, and the important role of XML in that through RSS and web services. All the stuff we're still just figuring out how to use! 7 February 2006, London.

XTech 2006

Being the conference chair I'm biased on this one, but it's safe to say that it's going to be an amazing event. Keynotes from Paul Graham, Amazon's Jeff Barr and Yahoo's Jeffrey McManus. Paper reviewing has just ended so next week we hope to publish a provisional conference schedule. 16-19 May 2006, Amsterdam.

RailsConf

Very excited to be going to the first ever Rails conference. I submitted a proposal, about which I've not yet heard. Being one of 80 such proposals, it looks like the competition's tough, but I'll be there whether speaking or not.

Though I'm arriving on June 21, I'm not booked in for the Rails Guidebook day, so I'm open to suggestions as to activities for June 22. 22-25 June 2006, Chicago.

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