By bblfish on Jun 28, 2007
Well over 100 people attended my Web 3.0 talk at the Jazoon conference in Zurich today, which covered the same topics as my JavaOne BOF (slides here). You can count them here in the picture which I took at the end of the talk.
The Jazoon conference is 1/17th of the size of JavaOne, so the attendance numbers were tremendous. As a comparison I had 250 people attended the JavaOne BOF. Had the same percentage of the JavaOne conference attended my talk, I would have had an audience of 110\*17=1770!
I had just about time to cover the slides in the 40 minutes allocated to me, so it was really great to have a follow on question and answer session which at least a third of the people remained for. Dean Allemang (blog) shared the space with me on the Q&A, and was able to bring his vast experience to bear. The attendees were thus able to get a quick overview of TopBraid Composer which Dean presented quickly in response to a question on tooling. Questions on security popped up, which allowed me to speak a little more about RDF graphs and quads, essential pieces of the Semantic Web story.