Web 2.0 Kicks In

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p. Yes, for the second year in a row, I’m in San Francisco for Tim O’Reilly’s “Web 2.0”:http://web2con.com. Interesting side note, this year it’s called “Web 2.0 Summit”. This is because in April, O’Reilly is hosting “Web 2.0 Expo” at Moscone Center. It just got a little more expensive to be Web 2.0.

p. !>http://static.flickr.com/55/135465940_fd441343d6_m_d.jpg! I’m here in the “The Next Internet Infrastructure” panel moderated by the “P.T. Barnum”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P.t._barnum of the Web, “Marc Canter”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Canter. Jeff Barr of Amazon (My new hero) is on the panel and is talking about their new “web services”:http://aws.amazon.com. I caught their session at “ZendCon”:http://www.zendcon.com this year and was blown away. The list services that Amazon now exposes to Mashup developers is stunning. Ok, so they charge for them, nobody said the web had to be free. If you haven’t taken a look at their APIs, you really need to.

p. However, the thing I wanted to write about this morning was that I met the developer of “cogmap.com”:http://www.cogmap.com. (.net, .org) Brent and I met at breakfast as we were talking with the nice lady (I’m sorry dear, I did not write down your name) from Texas Christian University.

p. Brent pointed me to cogmap.com, his “side project”. (it is equivalent of a waiter having a screen play in Hollywood) What caught my eye was that, yes, he built it it PHP. Look for a profile of cogmap.com here in the near future.

p. I’ll talk more later, right now, I’m going on a Swag Safari.

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p. p.s. Photo of Marc by “irisheyes”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/irisheyes/

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PCs.   For the past 10 years, Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is happily married to wife 1.33, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at http://blog.calevans.com and is the founder and host of Nomad PHP