Related link: http://www.wgrosso.com/emerging
A few months ago, I decided to found a new special interest group (or SIG) focused on new and emerging software ideas.
The idea is simple. I wanted to found a SIG for architects, CTO’s (of small software companies) and senior software developers with an early-adopter mentality. I wanted to focus on emerging software ideas– things that aren’t commercial yet, but will be in 2 to 4 years. And I wanted to focus on the technical side of things and get the people actually building the future to say a few words about what it is they’re building.
It’s starting to come together. In September, we had R. Guha in to talk about TApache, which might become one of the cornerstones of the semantic web.
This month, on October 8, Chris Crawford is going to speak on Understanding Interactivity (to see what Chris has been doing recently, see his website).
In November, on November 12, Peter Norvig will be talking about trends in programming language design.
And things are only going to get better. There’s a lot of interesting people out there, and a lot of ideas to explore.
So, if you’re in the neighborhood, check it out. And, if you’re not, the slides will usually be available from the web site.
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