Microsoft Designs High-Tech School in Philly
Kudos to Microsoft and to Philadelphia School District for pulling this off. Let’s hope that other big cities move in the same direction to rescue their failing public school systems.
Web Builder 2.0 Conference
If you want to build rich-interactive web applications or would like to learn how to start, then you might want to take a look at this conference. It will be held from December 4-6, 2006 in Las Vegas, NV.
You wanna put your family on the web? Famster is here to help. You can setup a secure web site for your family to share calendars, photos, notes, blog and much more for free. Easy to use and setup.
Pickle Juice (aka new Gatorade competitor)
Yes, pickle juice has all the good stuff you need to hydrate yourself after a heavy workout.
New Ipod Killer from SanDisk
The new mp3 player from SanDisk, the 8GB Sansa is twice the size of the 4GB Ipod but offers the same price ($249.99). More buck for your money! Also, Dell is now out of the digital music player business. Good for them, they can now focus on making their core products better and safer.
Cybersquaters face Microsoft
Microsoft is taking two cybersquarters to court for registering 400 domain names that have some variation of misspelling of Microsoft products. So if you type in Microfost and you see some silly page, that’s probably the work of these cybersquaters. I salute Microsoft for this move! True story: back couple years ago www.whitehouse.com was actually an adult site with graphic contents that had nothing to do with the White House in Washington, D.C.
Tea is healthier than water?
According to BBC News article drinking tea is much more healthier than water. Well, after reading some of the properties of teas and especially green tea, I am actually convinced these claims might be true.
Upcoming Event: The Future of Web Apps Summit
Big pow wow of web application developers in San Francisco from September 13-14 to discuss how they developed their products and the future of web application developement. You will meet and mix with web developers from Yahoo!, Google, Flickr, digg, Newsvine, Drop Send, Technorati, Odeo and others at this event. Register online at summit’s web site.
This years ISPCON Conference and Exhibition will take place from May 16-18 at Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. It is one of the largest events during the year that brings together wired and wireless ISPs to showcase new technologies and trends in the industry.
This year’s Web Visions conference will take place in Portland, Oregon from July 20 to 21, 2006. The conference covers range of topics on design, usability, programming and emerging new technologies. Registration is open now, and you can view the conference speakers and agenda at webvisionsevent.com.
If you are a web designer or if you are responsible for your organization’s web site and need to take your skills to the next level, I recommend attending the Web Design World San Francisco 2006 conference and workshops which will be held at Moscone West convention center in San Francisco, from January 30 – February 1, 2006.
I have attended several of these conferences in the past. Honestly, they are one of the best conferences for web design proffesionals. I guarantee, you will not be able to doze off during a session, because these speakers bring you the good stuff that is relevant in all areas of your job (as a web designer, site manager, webmaster, or whatever your title is).
These conferences are really well organized and bring you some new insights from industry leaders on different aspects of web design and usability. The conference keynote speaker Jeffrey Zeldman and other well known speakers will be attending the event.
It is also a great event to network with other colleagues in the web industry. So what are you waiting for?
The first stop of An Event Apart will be in Philadelphia on December 5, 2005. Zeldman and Eric Meyer will be sharing their secrets on how to effectively design, structure and develop web sites that work.
An Event Apart
9:00 AM â€“ 5:00 PM
The Franklin Institute
Conference Center & Rooftop Deck
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
The conference will take place on December 12-14 at Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA. It is a great conference that includes Zeldman, Kelly Goto, Doug Bowman, Dave Shea and covers many topics some of which include AJAX, CSS, XHTML, XML, Web Logs, Dreamweaver 8 and Flash 8, web standards, web design workflow and user experience design.