With the buzz mounting over the past couple of weeks, I thought it would be a good time to talk about a panel I'm hosting at the Web 2.0 Expo, going on April 15th to 18th in San Francisco. My panel is Rich Internet Application Platforms and we've got some heavyweights in the industry to talk about what they're up to and how they're building rich desktop applications.
- Representing Apollo is Ben Galbraith from Ajaxian. Ben is going to talk about Apollo from the perspective of an Ajax developer, so it's an angle that hasn't been talked about a lot. It should make for some new conversation about Apollo.
- On the Windows Presentation Foundation side, we're going to be talking with Chris P. Saari, from Yahoo. Chris was the engineering manager behind the new Yahoo Messenger for Vista and he will provide insight into the process of developing a WPF application.
- We've got Joost, and one of their board members, Dirk-Willem van Gulik, to talk about XULRunner. Joost burst on to the scene and has been generating a lot of buzz in the video space. Dirk-Willem is also giving a keynote about Joost, so this will be a good way to get ready for that.
- Just today we confirmed that we're going to have Magnetk come and talk about Joyent Slingshot. Slingshot allows you to take your Ruby on Rails Application offline, so it's going to be an excellent addition to the panel.
It's shaping up to be a panel with a lot of information and a lot of different viewpoints. By the end, you should have a great sense of what the space looks like and what technologies are out there to bring your web applications to the next level. So if you want to see all of these interesting technologies in one room, go over to the Web 2.0 Expo site and register.
I'll also be speaking at The Rich Internet Application Summit, but I'll have more information on that next week.