ApacheCon has begun and I am happy to say I have finished my ApacheCon slides. My talk on Consuming Web Services Using PHP 5 isn’t until Wednesday afternoon. Therefore, I technically have a few days left before I need to get up on stage and present, so I’m counting this as a victory for getting my act together in a timely manner.
For this talk, I decided to demonstrate Web services using a number of real Web services, so you can get a flavor for how people are actually implementing Web 2.0. Specifically:
- del.icio.us (bought by Yahoo! earlier this week)
- flickr (bought by Yahoo! earlier this year)
- eBay (almost bought by Yahoo!, almost bought Yahoo!)
And, of course, there’s the obligatory Google Maps reference because, well, it’s a rule or something. I think. I can’t remember.
This was my first presentation done in Keynote. It’s certainly easier to make non-ugly slides in Keynote than in PowerPoint, which almost seems to lead you down the path of ugly slides. You think Microsoft could invest in a few good new templates instead of still using the ones their intern programmers designed in 1992.
If you’re going to be at ApacheCon, let me know. I am arriving Monday afternon and leaving Wednesday night, and staying at the conference hotel. I will have a rental car, so if you know a good place to eat or drink or visit that’s off the beaten path, we can help each other.