Off for the weekend … Google Developer Day update

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I’m off for the Memorial Day weekend. If you’re in South Lake Tahoe, say hi!

Chris Ulbrich at Google’s Global Communications and Public Affairs office just emailed and said that while Google Developer Day on Thursday, May 31, is, indeed sold out, which, he says, they are sorry about (they even increased the size/numbers of the venues — in San Jose alone they have 1,000 people) they are going to stream all the sessions on the Developer Day site. Here’s the details from Chris:

“We’ll webcast all sessions from Mountain View, starting at 10:00 a.m. PDT with a keynote by Google vice-president of engineering Jeff Huber. We’ll also webcast the main London sessions, including the keynote by open source programs manager Chris DiBona and geospatial technologist Ed Parsons at 12:00 p.m. BST. In addition, we’ll have a YouTube channel with recorded videos of Developer Day sessions from around the world. “

Thanks to Hugh Macleod for the fun cartoon. Hope you have a great weekend, see you on Tuesday!

Comments

  1. Good post, but I hate the cartoon. The US has really turned against Christianity in a bad way and that’s unfotunate. Unfortunately, what makes Christianity look bad is the loser televangelists. They are not real Christians. They make all the real Christians look bad.
    The US is slouching towards Gomorrah in a major way.

    I miss orthodox Christianity, not the non-denominational, all-inclusive crap that passes for it now.

  2. Good post, but I hate the cartoon. The US has really turned against Christianity in a bad way and that’s unfotunate. Unfortunately, what makes Christianity look bad is the loser televangelists. They are not real Christians. They make all the real Christians look bad.
    The US is slouching towards Gomorrah in a major way.

    I miss orthodox Christianity, not the non-denominational, all-inclusive crap that passes for it now.

  3. I’ll definitely check out the Mountain View webcasts.
    http://code.google.com/events/developerday/mv-sessions.html

    The big difference between Google development and MSDN is that with Google, you can develop on Linux as well as Mac and Windows, where as I can check out MSDN from my subscription in mplayer, and perhaps would like to do something, but I do not want to boot into windows. Stuff like Google Ajax XSLT really works anywhere.

    That’s part of why I think this is infinitely more interesting than PDC or Mix.
    If Google ever comes out with an IDE for Linux they way they released Picaso with Wine and told you, you HAVE to use Google IDE in order to be able to develop on the Google platform; I think that would make it a lot less interesting.

  4. I’ll definitely check out the Mountain View webcasts.
    http://code.google.com/events/developerday/mv-sessions.html

    The big difference between Google development and MSDN is that with Google, you can develop on Linux as well as Mac and Windows, where as I can check out MSDN from my subscription in mplayer, and perhaps would like to do something, but I do not want to boot into windows. Stuff like Google Ajax XSLT really works anywhere.

    That’s part of why I think this is infinitely more interesting than PDC or Mix.
    If Google ever comes out with an IDE for Linux they way they released Picaso with Wine and told you, you HAVE to use Google IDE in order to be able to develop on the Google platform; I think that would make it a lot less interesting.

  5. I’ve been reading your blog and have enjoyed your opinions very much. Your topics on Web2.0 are very interesting to me since I have co-founded a small company in this area. My partner and I started LiveLook (www.livelook.com) in 1998, after being frustrated with the lack of one site to find outdoor webcams in certain locations. We had a vision of creating one global collection of webcams for users to search based on geography or other tags, and we’re slowly getting there. We are really passionate in this area so I have one question for you…

    As a thought leader in this space, how do you see the industry of live video evolving? Will this grow from the current focus on stationary webcams delivering static content, to individuals delivering live video content through mobile devices? And how will vertical search play a role in this evolution?

    Your thoughts would be appreciated – this is an area I’m very passionate about.
    Thanks,
    Randy Felts
    Boulder, CO

  6. I’ve been reading your blog and have enjoyed your opinions very much. Your topics on Web2.0 are very interesting to me since I have co-founded a small company in this area. My partner and I started LiveLook (www.livelook.com) in 1998, after being frustrated with the lack of one site to find outdoor webcams in certain locations. We had a vision of creating one global collection of webcams for users to search based on geography or other tags, and we’re slowly getting there. We are really passionate in this area so I have one question for you…

    As a thought leader in this space, how do you see the industry of live video evolving? Will this grow from the current focus on stationary webcams delivering static content, to individuals delivering live video content through mobile devices? And how will vertical search play a role in this evolution?

    Your thoughts would be appreciated – this is an area I’m very passionate about.
    Thanks,
    Randy Felts
    Boulder, CO

  7. Microsoft has no cult. See what happens if Ballmer and Gates stop writing checks. Playful chair throwing will turn into violent rampage, and Gates’s DUI will seem worse than Paris Hilton’s. Perceptions would change instantly if they didn’t have people on a chain. Remember E3 2 years ago when people at the Xbox presentation were cheering and crossing their arms in an X shape? They were paid too. MS is one big infomercial complete with paid actors.

    People who like Linux or Mac on the other hand usually get absolutely nothing in return, thus making it more of a genuine cult. Not in the drinking coolaid to reach god genre, but more in the save the whales and rocky horror picture show style.

  8. Microsoft has no cult. See what happens if Ballmer and Gates stop writing checks. Playful chair throwing will turn into violent rampage, and Gates’s DUI will seem worse than Paris Hilton’s. Perceptions would change instantly if they didn’t have people on a chain. Remember E3 2 years ago when people at the Xbox presentation were cheering and crossing their arms in an X shape? They were paid too. MS is one big infomercial complete with paid actors.

    People who like Linux or Mac on the other hand usually get absolutely nothing in return, thus making it more of a genuine cult. Not in the drinking coolaid to reach god genre, but more in the save the whales and rocky horror picture show style.

  9. “MS is one big infomercial complete with paid actors.”

    And this, Chris, is the among the worst kinds of cult. Only motivation of self-preservation through fear will cause people to do worse things than the motivation of money.

  10. “MS is one big infomercial complete with paid actors.”

    And this, Chris, is the among the worst kinds of cult. Only motivation of self-preservation through fear will cause people to do worse things than the motivation of money.

  11. #8: I didn’t take your cartoon as a slight. To me it’s saying that Google is God. That means that Google is more powerful, according to this cartoon, than Microsoft. :-)

  12. #8: I didn’t take your cartoon as a slight. To me it’s saying that Google is God. That means that Google is more powerful, according to this cartoon, than Microsoft. :-)

  13. @9,

    This video really sums up the company(MS) for me. It hits the heart of the company’s style. Where as Google is more .edu-ish, even now as big as it is. Imagine if Google took the same approach, and how much people would like it. I don’t think Google has a cult following.

  14. @9,

    This video really sums up the company(MS) for me. It hits the heart of the company’s style. Where as Google is more .edu-ish, even now as big as it is. Imagine if Google took the same approach, and how much people would like it. I don’t think Google has a cult following.