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9 Days Left Until AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2006

"The right conference, about the right subject, at the right time"

The Thinkpad T43 that caught fire in the United lounge at LAX isn't the only thing setting the West coast alight just now: there's no doubt that the AJAX wildfire, too, continues in 2006 to burn with ferocious heat, culminating October 2-4 in the Santa Clara Convention Center with the world's first AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, with 2 keynotes, 4 "Power Panels," 68 sessions and 85 speakers.

It has all the making of a record-breaking event, with more sponsorship and Expo interest than the organizers have been able to accommodate, to the extent that we have already planned two further AJAXWorld events within 6 months of this coming one.

So, what is so special about AJAXWorld 2006?

Speaking as Conference Chair, I'd like to think it was the unique program of high-profile i-Technology visionaries, with a Speaker Faculty that includes:

    The Father of DHTML
    The Father of CSS
    The Father of the Term "AJAX"
    The Creator of JSON
    The Co-Founder of Rico
    The Creator of HousingMaps.com
    The Co-Founders of Dojo
    The Spec lLad for JSF 1.0
    The Co-Creator of VRML
    The Editor-in-Chief of
    AJAXWorld Magazine
    The Architect of Google Gadgets
    The creator and project lead of Project jMaki
Or perhaps it's the quality of the multiple "Power Panel" lineups:
  • Redefining RIAs: Does AJAX Push the Browser Too Far?"
    Moderator: Jeremy Geelan
  • "Web-Oriented Architecture: SOA + The Web + REST"
    Moderator: Dion Hinchcliffe
  • AJAXWorld 2006 CEO Power Panel
    Moderator: Dion Hinchcliffe
  • "The FrameworkWars: Lightweight vs Heavyweight"
    Moderator: Jeremy Geelan

But in all honesty the more likely explanation is -- no disrespect to the distinguished Speaker Faculty or "Power Panel" participants!! -- that this is simply just "the right conference, about the right subject, at the right time."

AJAX is "hot" right now in business and technical circles the same way that the iPod is hot in consumer electronics, and -- just like the iPod -- there's an entire ecosystem springing up around it, at the speed of 21st century commerce: fast!

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