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  Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.  

Author Appearances


  • June 23–24, USENIX Federated Conferences Week, Boston, MA
    WebApps ’10 is a new technical conference filled with the latest research in all aspects of developing and deploying Web applications. The diverse 2-day conference program will include invited talks by industry leaders including Adam de Boor, Google, on “Gmail: Past, Present, and Future,” a variety of topics and new techniques in the paper presentations, WiPs, and a poster session. Since WebApps ’10 is part of USENIX Federated Conferences Week, you’ll also have increased opportunities for interaction and synergy across multiple disciplines. Register by June 1 and save up to $400! Additional discounts are available.

O’Reilly Events

  • May 25–27, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
    Gov 2.0 Expo: “Gov 2.0 Expo will showcase the real-world application of Web 2.0 technologies in government and municipal sectors, featuring a practical program that will teach government employees and contractors how to apply technology best practices to foster greater transparency, ef? ciency, and collaboration.”
  • June 7–10, Baltimore, MD
    RailsConf is the largest official event for the Ruby on Rails community. If you’re passionate about Rails and what it helps you achieve—or are curious about how Rails can help you create web applications better and faster—RailsConf is the place to be.
  • June 22–24, Santa Clara, CA
    O’Reilly’s Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference gives attendees access to speakers and the in-depth, technical content that will move the dial furthest for Web Ops and Development professionals most responsible for the health of their company’s IT infrastructure.
  • July 19–23, Portland, OR
    At OSCON you’ll participate in hundreds of sessions covering open source languages and platforms, practical tutorials that go deep into technical skill and best practices, inspirational keynote presentations, an Expo Hall featuring dozens of the latest projects and products, fun networking events and activities, and the best “hallway track” around.

Other Happenings

  • May 6–7, Oklahoma City, OK
  • May 17
    Alan Kay is 70.
  • May 19
    James Gosling is 55.
  • May 19–20, San Francisco, CA
  • May 26
    Ward Cunningham is 61.
  • June 8
    Tim Berners-Lee is 55.
  • June 23
    Vint Cerf is 67.
  • June 30
    Lynne Jolitz is 49.
  • July 9
    Marc Andreessen is 39.
  • July 16
    Dan Bricklin is 59.