MashupCamp – great speaker line-up

22nd of October 2007 by admin


Where: The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland
When: November 10-12, 2007
What: John Musser, Founder, and Chad Dickerson (Director Yahoo! Developer Network) among the keynote speakers at one of the best hands-on development conferences in the world!

Who’s it for: Primarily developers, plus anyone with a passion for technology, or a burning need to understand how to use the new APIs being offered via Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft, Netvibes, Skype, EBay, Amazon and others.

How does it work?: The mashup camp is a mix of speaking, education, and attendee-driven sessions, organised over three days, as follows:


Chad Dickerson: Sr. Director, Yahoo! Developer Network and driving force behind Yahoo’s APIs
John Musser, Founder, – the world’s leading online resource for open APIs and Mashups
Woodson Martin, Marketing Director, EMEA Region, – one of the innovators in online CRM solutions

Education! Hands-on with Mashup University:

This part of the conference focuses specifically on learning how to use some of the many APIs and development tools now at your disposal. It’ll cover 1.5 days of hands-on instructional material on how to use a variety of APIs and development tools to build mashup applications. The lineup of “classes” starts with a series of entry level classes designed for the beginner taught by inventor John Herren (pictured right).

After John wraps up his introductory level classes on mashup programming, we’ll be diving into some advanced content, including:
- IBM’s QED Wiki-based tools for mashup software development.
- Microsoft’s PopFly, Microsoft’s Windows Live,
- Mashup development tools from Serena and Kapow
- AOL’s APIs

Mashup Camp:

Once the education section concludes, Mashup Camp will begin. The idea is that the attendees drive the agenda for this section of the conference. At the start, attendees propose discussions around the topics that are of the most interest and relevance to the people in the room. Although formal presentations are allowed, the most vibrant sessions are the ones where the person who proposed the discussion in the first place kicks the discussion off and keeps in on track, but invites others to participate and contribute. This approach has worked well for Barcamp and a range of other informal, technology-centric conferences.

Win cool prizes – for real!!!

Win an Apple MacBook Pro notebook computer!!! How? Mashup developers are invited to enter their mashups into the Best Mashup Contest. The mashup developers must then make their best pitch before the attendees, who vote on which is the best mashup. During the Camp’s closing ceremonies, we award a first, second, and third place prize. At Mashup Camp Dublin, the first place prize will be an Apple MacBook Pro notebook computer.

Fun in Dublin
What good would the newest technology event to come to Dublin be without a visit to one of the city’s traditional pubs? In addition to the free meals we’ll be offering to Campers during Mashup University and Mashup Camp, we invite you to join us for a night of local indulgence and food at The Bankers on 16 Trinity Street on Sunday Evening (November 11th).

Cost and sign up

To sign up for Mashup Camp or for more information, please be sure to visit the Mashup Camp Web site at Alternatively, you can write to Mashup Camp’s founders David Berlind and Doug Gold. Write to: David or Doug.

Lastly, whereas non-sponsoring technology providers and venture capitalists are asked to pay an attendance fee in support of Mashup Camp, developers are only asked to make a nominal payment of 25 Euros. However, we don’t want the 25 Euro payment to be an impediment to your ability to attend. Should that be a little too tight for your budget, let us know via e-mail and we’ll be happy to waive the nominal fee.

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