WhereCamp EU 2010

February 23, 2010

I’m very much looking forward to WhereCamp EU this year which is being held at the Guardian offices in London on the 12th & 13th March 2010.

WhereCamp Europe is an unconference; inspired by FooCamp and the Silicon Valley WhereCamp which traditionally follows Where 2.0. It’s open to everyone and you drive the agenda and the sessions. It’s what you make it, so come along, listen, contribute and speak.

The event is at capacity but you can join the wait list http://wherecamp.eu/blog/2010/02/waiting-list-open/ and hope that some spots become available.

Sponsored by the likes of Google, Bing and data.gov the event is totally free (unlike TED which will set you back $6000 per ticket!).  Hope to see you there!

Google IO 2010

February 23, 2010

Google IO is happening 19th-20th May this year. I was fortunate enough to have attended last year and can honestly say that it is one of the best conferences around. In fact I’m a little surprised that it’s only on for two days (although this year, a special bootcamp is being held as a precursor to the event http://code.google.com/events/io/2010/bootcamp.html).

There are talks from 10 different tracks to choose from: Android, App Engine, Chrome, Enterprise, Geo, Google APIs, GWT, Social Web, Wave, Tech Talks + I’m sure that there will be sessions for exciting products/technologies that will be announced during the keynote.

For the keynote on the 2nd day of the conference last year, I was unwitting sat right behind the Google Wave team as Lars Rasmussen and Stephanie Hannon impressively introduced us to a mammoth 1h20min demonstration of their top secret project to revolutionise online communication http://wave.google.com/about.html.  I’ve been developing on wave as part of my start-up so I’m aware of the advancements that they have made this year but I still can’t wait to hear what surprises that they have for us at IO.  I have some ideas/educated guesses that I’ll write about in another post!