Given the number of very interesting topics to discuss in this space it's timely that Mashup Camp, now in it's sixth run, is just around the corner in two weeks. And once again it's free. Here are the details:
- When: March 17-20th
- Where: Mountain View, CA, at the Computer History Museum where the first camp took place two years ago.
- Cost: Free. Just like the first Camp, registration to Mashup Camp 6 is free. Also free is the food (breakfast and lunch) as well as the entertainment.
- Who: As you can see on the initial Who's Coming list it's a diverse group including mashup developers (independent and enterprise), analysts, VCs, tool providers, and the people actually building the APIs at places like Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft.
- How and What: Follows an unconference format that allows the attendees to define the agenda and lead the discussions which results in a high signal-to-noise ratio. Discussion topics range from the technical to business strategy (see the first Camp wiki for examples). The first two days are the Mashup University and the second two are the unconference. Raymond Yee, a lecturer at University of California Berkeley and author of Pro Web 2.0 Mashups, will teach the Introduction to Mashups class.
- Extra feature: The always popular Best Mashup Contest where developers can win a 17" MacBook Pro. At past Camps the competition has lead to some notable winning mashups like WeatherBonk (which has since been acquired by the Weather Channel), The Hype Machine (our profile), and PodBop (shown below, our profile).
You can see more of our coverage of past Mashup Camps here.