Day one of @media Ajax has just wrapped up in a very wet and rainy London.
In complete contrast, Mike followed with the story of how, instead of trying to make everything work in a single technology he already knew, he explored a whole range of technologies and methodologies opened up by Ajax. In effect, Ajax drove him to become something of a renaissance man.
Stuart followed with a presentation about breaking the web. His tongue was firmly in cheek… and possibly also in horses, judging by his continuous reference to horse pornography. It was a good lighthearted way to make some serious points.
I found Christian’s presentation to be a great breath of fresh air. He opened by declaring,
PPK wrapped the day up with a case study that compared data formats (XML, JSON, HTML, etc.). It was also an illuminating study of the Plantagenet and Tudor royal houses—it turns out he’s something of genealogy geek.
Overall, a great day of talks, in my opinion. It’ll be interesting to see how tomorrow goes. While the first day is pitched at covering the building blocks, day two is going to cover the bigger picture. In preparation for the closing panel, I’ve been trying to gauge the backgrounds of most of the audience members; are they front-end developers, server-side developers, designers, what?
Posted by Jeremy on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007 at 3:32am