Coming soon are three noteworthy O'Reilly conferences that should be of interest to API and mashup developers, and thanks to their sponsorship, ProgrammableWeb has a pair of free tickets to their Graphing Social Patterns East next month as well as discounts for all three events.
1) Graphing Social Patterns East 2008, June 11-15, Washington, D.C.
The world of social-fueled viral apps as instigated by Facebook and spread by OpenSocial is barely a year old, and many interesting aspects of that form of engagement are still in flux. Lots of API related sessions covering Facebook, MySpace, Google and others. Learn more about the key issues, the best practices and the trends:
- How can your application gain traction?
- what are the factors for successful apps?
- Which ad models are working?
- What are the innovations of the major platforms: Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and OpenSocial?
- How are individuals and companies making money?
Get caught up on all things in the social platform world at the east-coast version of this conference and two lucky readers who email us at firstname.lastname@example.org will get to go free (Update: thanks all for responding, the free passes have been awarded). And all readers can use the code "gspe08pgw" for 15% off the registration fee.
2) Velocity, June 23-24, Burlingame, CA.
And for those whose web sites or viral apps have begun to scale up, or those who just want to build in preparation for that happy event, the O'Reilly Velocity conference is devoted to infrastructure and scaling issues. Turn your operations into a competitive advantage by learning how to tune for performance: page serving, email, AJAX, image handling, commmunication streams, browser compliance and more. And visit with the leading vendors in infrastructure services and cloud computing. The full list of sessions in performance sessions and operations sessions are given here. ProgrammableWeb readers can save 15% off registration using discount code "vel08pgw".
3) OSCON 2008, July 21-25, Portland, OR.
Do you speak Ubuntu, Rails, Perl, GIMP, Python, memcached, PHP, or MySQL? Back on the west coast in Portland, you can hobnob with 2500 of the brightest minds in open source at the 10th annual edition of this leading conference. Forty tutorials and hundreds of sessions organized into seventeen different tracks (here's the Ruby one) will more than fill your plate. The 15% discount code for this conference is "os08pgw".