I got an email last week from Derrick Parkhurst whose helping put on the IgniteIT event on Thursday, April 26th. It is part of the Emerging Technologies Conference held in Ames, IA April 25-27. TJ and I will be there on April 27′s Industry Innovation Day where Guy Kawasaki will give a keynote speech and Raghu Ramakrishnan, VP of Yahoo! Research, will be presenting. Guy will also be giving a brief talk at IgniteIT.
It’s an open forum type of model where attendees can submit 5 minute rapid fire presentations. I think this is a great model for conferences – almost like an unconference.
I’ve submitted a talk – “Web Three Dot Oh” (i know, i know … nice picture):
Although not a proponent of technological monikers, it sometimes is the best way to discuss a set of technologies. This brings me to Web 3.0 – which can be summarized as building applications using Web 2.0 models as a platform.
I want to discuss the progression of the web from earlier days (Web 1.0) to what it is transforming into today (Web 3.0). Web 3.0 can and will mean many things to many people, but I want to specifically discuss the opportunities for using new media and its syndication models (RSS to be specific) for creating the next generation of web applications.
Fellow Central Iowa Blogger Brett Trout also has a talk proposal – “Top Ten Legal Oversights that can shut down your website“.
So, register now. Then submit a talk – the more conversations the better. Granted, meeting Guy is worth the trip to my alma mater, but other than that it is a great opportunity to discuss great topics with local technologists and business people.
Oh ya – and both events are free, so no excuses.