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  Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.  

Author Appearances

  • Feb 9-11, Speakerconf 2010, Aruba
    Brian Marick
  • Feb 11, Moscone Center, San Francisco
    Macworld Expo
  • Feb 17-18, PyCon 2010 Atlanta, Georgia
    Tutorial session: Test Driven Web Development
    Travis Swicegood
  • “How to have your Domain Driven Design cake and eat it too”
    Dan Haywood
  • Feb 22-24, JAX London conference
    “Agile Coaching Secrets”
    Rachel Davies, coauthor of Agile Coaching
  • Mar 8-9, Devnexus, Atlanta, GA
    Java related topics
    Venkat Subramaniam
  • Mar 9-12, Reston, VA
    Daniel Steinberg
  • Mar 9-12, Reston, VA
    Dave Thomas and Chad Fowler
  • Mar 15-17, Reston, VA
    Stuart Halloway
  • “I Think I Finally Understand Mocks” and “Artisanal Retro-Futurism Crossed With Team-Scale Anarcho-Syndicalism”
    Brian Marick
  • Mar 18-29, SPARK IT, Bangalore
    Groovy and Java topics
    Venkat Subramaniam
  • Apr 8-9, Philadelphia Emergent Conference
    Building DSLs with Groovy
    Venkat Subramaniam
  • Apr 16, Minneapolis
    On topics around Groovy, and giving a kickoff talk at GR8 Conference
    Venkat Subramaniam
  • Apr 20-23, Bangalore
    On topics around Java and Scala, and giving a keynote at Great Indian Developer Summit
    Venkat Subramaniam


  • Feb 23–26, The Fairmont San Jose, 170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113.
    FAST ’10: The 8th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies. Sponsored by USENIX in cooperation with ACM SIGOPS. “FAST ’10 brings together storage system researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems.”

O’Reilly Events

  • Feb 22-24, New York Marriott Marquis Times Square, 1535 Broadway, New York, New York 10036 USA
    TOC: O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing. The O’Reilly TOC Conference “will decipher the tools of change in this industry and help cut through the hype for a more profitable future in publishing.”
  • Mar 30-Apr 1, San Jose Marriott, 301 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
    Where 2.0: “Now in its sixth year, the Where 2.0 Conference is where the grassroots and leading edge developers building location-aware technology intersect with the businesses and entrepreneurs seeking out location apps, platforms, and hardware to gain a competitive edge.”
  • Apr 12-15, Santa Clara, CA
    MySQL Conference & Expo: “The largest gathering of MySQL developers, users, and DBAs worldwide.”

Other Happenings

  • Feb 9-13
  • Feb 12
    Darwin Day: Charles Darwin’s 201st birthday.
  • Feb 24
    Steve Jobs is 55.
  • Feb 29
    Herman Hollerith’s 150th birthday. Celebrate it any time you want, since we don’t have an actual February 29 this year.
  • Mar 12-21, Austin, TX
  • Mar 16
    Richard Stallman is 57.
  • Apr 5
    Dean Kamen is 59.
  • Apr 30
    The World Wide Web is 17.