We’re really pleased to be hosting a stellar group of design, development and management thinkers (and do’ers) at meshU, the one-day Web tools conference that occurs just before the main mesh ’09 conference this year (meshU is April 6 and the main mesh conference is April 7th and 8th). We had a great response to some of the design and development speakers we had last year — including people like Daniel Burka from Digg, Leah Culver from Pownce, John Resig of jQuery and Alistair Croll of Rednod — and we think we’ve got some that are just as great this year.
The design stream includes people like:
— Ryan Singer from 37signals, whose presentation is “Value Judgements in Interface Design”
— Bruce Philp from GWP Brand Engineering, talking about “Ten Keys to a Branded User Experience”
— Luke Andrews from Dabble DB on “Responsiveness: the Perception of Speed in Web Applications”
— Joshua Porter from Bokardo looking at “Design for Virality”
When it comes to the development side, we think we’ve put together a group of speakers that can help you think about and meet the challenges you have to when it comes to rapid development and prototyping of Web apps and services. They include:
— Chris Wanstrath, GitHub, who will talk about “Building a Business with Open Source”
— Ilya Grigorik, AideRSS, on “Event-Driven Architectures”
— Pete Forde, Unspace. on “Is that an iPhone in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”
— Ezra Zygmuntowicz, Engine Yard, on “Building Scalable/Decoupled Web Architecture”
Tickets for meshU tend to disappear pretty quickly, so you would be wise to get in there before they are all gone 🙂 The ticket window is open. Thanks again to our sponsors — Microsoft, Edelman and the SMG Group — for their support.