Mashup Camp

John Musser
Jan. 09 2006, 11:17PM EST

Mashup Camp is officially on. Anyone interested in mashups, APIs and the web as platform should go visit to sign-up for what promises to be a great event next month. David Berlind is putting together this "un-conference about the un-computer" along with co-organizer Doug Gold. As David announced a couple of weeks ago:

My goal for Mashup Camp is to do the opposite of what all these other Web 2.0-esque conferences are doing. It won't be invitation only. The pilot event will be modest in size guaranteeing intimacy and low or perhaps even no cost to attend (perfect for some of the people doing the real innovation on a low budget). And, it will involve a mix of open networking time, leader-facilitated discussions that address some of the most important issues and concerns that the API providers and the mashup artists actually need to work out, and fun (for example, a hottest mashup contest with an even hotter prize).

Attendees already signed-up include some of the major API providers (Amazon, Yahoo, Eventful, Salesforce), press (BusinessWeek), bloggers (TechCrunch), and lots of creative and interesting mashup developers. Got a cool mashup? Win prizes in the Best Mashup competition.

What kind of sessions to expect? Business models and where's the money, best practices for mashups and for APIs, mashup standards and microformats, mobile mashups, venture capital for mashups, usability, and legal issues. You see something missing, then feel free to go over the Proposed Sessions Wiki and add another.

The cost? Free. Invitations required? No. But, space is limited to the first 250 who sign-up...

John Musser