Late last year, I decided to take a year off from speaking at conferences. My reason was simple: I wanted to hunker down and do some learning. Ever since November 2007, I'd been interested in getting into developing SOFEA applications. This year, I was able to accomplish that and I've learned a lot about GWT and RESTful architectures in the process. Now I'm happy to announce I'll be sharing my experiences at this year's Rich Web Experience.
I look forward to speaking on the following topics:
- Web Frameworks of the Future: Flex, GWT, Grails, and Rails
- Building SOFEA Applications with Grails and GWT
The first one might look familiar since I used the same title at OSCON 2008. The difference is this time I plan to dive much deeper into the frameworks and help the audience learn more. I also plan to re-visit developing with Flex and Rails in the near future. If there's anything in particular you'd like to see covered in the above talks, please leave a comment.
This is sure to be a fun conference. First of all, it's pretty close to Disney World. A few years back, TSS hosted the "Java In Action" conference in Disney World and while the conference didn't do too well, it was awesome being there with my family. I plan on taking my kids and having some fun when I'm not speaking. Secondly, this conference is the first to offer all-inclusive pricing for attendees - registration, flight (continental U.S.) and 3 nights lodging. This should allow you to get approval without having to jump through the traditional travel hoops. Lastly, the JSF Summit will be held concurrently and you get access to it at no additional cost.
So come on down to Florida in December, listen to all the great speakers, have some fun with your family and look me up for a beer or two. You know it'll be a good time!