Mashup Camp 4, Day 1
I'm at Mashup Camp 4 this week. Tired. Who starts a conference with breakfast at 7:30 AM and runs it until 6:00 PM? Based on today, someone who's wrangled lots of smart people to talk about leading edge technology.
Bottom line: lots of sexy UI stuff like Zude going on, less focus on the data integration, but more than I expected. Enjoyed the SnapLogic presentation, not so much because they are innovative (they are, but there are a half-dozen other entries in the general web integration market) but because they have a freely downloadable server-based open source offering. This circumvents one of the complaints I have about Yahoo Pipes, Dapper and OpenKapow: you can run your own server, where the others are services that host for you with no option of running your own server. (closed Kapow costs a lot, does more and runs inside your firewall).
Saw Google Gears demo of an application running online and off. That's some interesting stuff and it's still very early. Given the flakiness of the conference wifi, more people could have benefited from offline browsing.
Also excited because I just got my invite for the Google Mashup Editor so I can play around. So many things to try out, so little time. I'd love to integrate LignUp with one of the open source BI tools and build some fun voice-enable BI alerter demos.
Overall quality of demos and talks was high, with interesting things from both small startups and big companies like Yahoo, Google and Microsoft. Looking forward to tomorrow.
Labels: events, mashup camp
Posted by Mark Tuesday, July 17, 2007 12:21:00 AM |