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Designing, Developing & Building Rich E-mail Apps

TripIT's Co-Founder & VP of Engineering, Andy Denmark, to Present at SYS-CON's AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo

The first e-mail message was sent over 40 years ago and e-mail is the dominant form of electronic communication today, containing a unique data repository with rich context about people’s lives. Given the mass acceptance and potential value of e-mail, it’s worth considering what apps can be built on top of this well-tested, scalable and ubiquitous infrastructure.

This session delves into the lessons learned from building TripIt, a travel organizer and social network that enables people to forward their travel confirmation e-mails to automatically create rich sharable travel itineraries. We’ll cover the history of e-mail apps and best practices for designing and developing e-mail apps. Understand how to get your e-mail delivered, the complexities of interpreting e-mail from a wide assortment of mail clients, as well as spam, security and privacy.

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Speaker Bio: Andy Denmark is VP of Engineering at TripIt, where his job is to keep the site running as smoothly as a perfect vacation. He came to TripIt with more than 13 years of software development and operations experience. Prior to joining TripIt, Andy was director of Suites Engineering at Opsware, Inc. (formerly Loudcloud) and was responsible for the engineering strategy for product suite integration. Before Opsware, he was CTO for the real estate portal CityRealty.com and founder and chief engineer for the Internet consulting firm Mediabridge Infosystems.

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Ever since Google popularized a smarter, more responsive and interactive Web experience by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) for its Google Maps & Gmail applications, SYS-CON's RIA News Desk has been covering every aspect of Rich Internet Applications and those creating and deploying them. If you have breaking RIA news, please send it to RIA@sys-con.com to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

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