Upcoming Events of Note

The spring conference season is in full swing at the moment and we're seeing a lot of conference sessions and tracks focused on web APIs, platforms and mashups. Here's a rundown of these events happening this month and next.

  • O'Reilly's Where 2.0 Conference is this week in Burlingame, CA (tutorials are today, general sessions begin tomorrow). As you can see on the agenda, lots of API and mashup-related sessions. ProgrammableWeb readers can save 15% off registration via discount code whr08pgw.
  • Later this week, on Thursday the 15th, over at Yahoo's headquarters in Sunnyvale is the SearchMonkey Launch Party. As one of the first components of the Yahoo Operating System, SearchMonkey looks very promising. Party starts at 5:30pm. Be among the first ten readers here who RSVP to searchmonkeyevent@yahoo-inc.com and mention ProgrammableWeb can get a $50 iTunes gift certificate.
  • On May 27-28th at the NetSquared Conference in San Jose, CA, you can see how mashups can provide insight into important social issues as part of the NetSquared Mashup Challenge which culminates at the event (our earlier coverage here). A limited number of seats are still available to the public through May 16th.
  • In just over two weeks, on May 28-29th in San Francisco is Google I/O. As we covered last month there are 70+ sessions on dozens of Google API and mashup-related topics.
  • For lots more on social APIs from OpenSocial to Facebook, there's next month's Graphing Social Patterns (GSP) East, June 9-11th in Washington, DC. Speakers come from all the major players and sessions range from tutorials to advanced programming and monetization strategies. Our sponsor O'Reilly Media is offering 15% off registration by using code gspe08pgw.
  • Coming-up on 16-17th of June in New York City will be WidgetWebExpo. Two tracks will cover both the commercial and technical perspectives on widgets. Both tracks look very interesting. Early bird pricing is in effect until the end of this week.
  • Also that same week is eBay's Developer Conference, June 16-18th in Chicago. Tracks include sessions on programming and best practices using the eBay, PayPal and Shopping.com APIs.

And for more 2008 tech events, see good round-ups from Mashable and Frank Gruber.

Be sure to read the next Events article: 3 O'Reilly Conferences and 2 Free Passes