Unconf Sessions You Don't Want to Miss Today

The Unconf is rolling along over in Moscone West; participation is tremendous this year - even in the Apps side of the house is well into the swing of things.

There are a couple sessions on the sched for today that I want to highlight (both involving Ajax):

"Integrating Google APIs into Your Applications", Chris Schalk (3pm)
Some of you may remember Chris Schalk, who until a couple years ago was the product manager for Ajax functionality in Oracle's Developer Tools team. Well, Chris moved over to Google to be their Ajax guy (and is also involved in the OpenSocial effort). Chris will be at the Unconf today to provide a crash course (forgive the double meaning) in working with Google APIs, which extend far beyond mapping to include Ajax APIs for search, translation, etc.; data APIs for server-side integration; and of course OpenSocial.

Responsive, Scalable, and Highly Available Ajax Applications Using Feeds (4pm), Nikunj Mehta
Nikunj Mehta, who leads an interesting group at Oracle called "Ventures" (and who holds a doctorate in philosophy if I remember correctly), spends his time these days investigating the innovative use of news feeds for scalable data integration in Ajax apps. In this session he's going to share some of his team's findings.

If you're at all interested in Ajax development you'll want to check these out.

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