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Dirty Secrets of OSCON 2006

Under the heading of better two weeks late than never, here are my slides for my OSCON talk Dirty Secrets of PHP 5’s ext/soap Extension.

As usual, I had a great time at the show. It was fun to see all my old friends and make new ones.

eBay Dev Con 2006 Wrap up

Now that the eBay Developers Conference and eBay Live! 2006 are complete, I should really do a nice write up. However, right now I’m forced to only leave you with a very nice set of pictures and the many posts from our wonderful conference blog.

eBay DevCon 2006

The eBay DevCon 2006 is on! I’m blogging it over at our team blog. Come by and check it out.

World Bowl XIV

I just discovered the Frankfurt Fire will clash with the Amsterdam Admirals this Saturday in the World Bowl XIV in Dusseldorf. I may need to sneak out of the eBay Live! Germany party to catch the second half, as I suspect I will never be so close to an NFL Europe game again. :)

eBay Developers Conference 2006

With less than a month to go, this year’s eBay Developers Conference is really beginning to gel. I’ve been working with a number of people all across eBay to put together a great show. So far, we’ve got:

  • Tracks on eBay, PayPal, Skype, Shopping.com, and ProStores Web services and APIs
  • Sessions on, for lack of a better phrase, “Web 2.0” content, including AJAX, widgets, XUL, mashups, and Chris Anderson presenting on “the long tail.”
  • Keynote talks by Pierre Omidyar & Scott Cook, the head of eBay corporate strategy, and the head of eBay corporate architecture.
  • Business talks and panels by Digg founder Kevin Rose, SocialText founder Ross Mayfield, SixApart’s Anil Dash, SoftTech Venture Consulting’s Jeff Clavier, and others.
  • A half day unconference, where you can get together to share your knowledge on the topics that matter to you. (Check out our Conference Wiki to start participating before the show begins.)
  • An opening kick off party at the House of Blues, a beer bash the next night, and general Vegas fun and glamour. (Did I mention the show is in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino?)

Best Outlook error message… ever

I got this error message when I tried to import an event from Evite:

Outlook error message

I must hand it to the programmer or QA engineer who came up with that test case. Too bad, as best I can tell, it’s totally wrong. Unless, of course, Evite’s moved over to the lunar calendar.

Skype: 100,000,000 Users and Counting

If you go to the Skype home page at the right time tomorrow, you can watch the user counter roll to 100,000,000. (As of 6:12 Pacific it’s at 99,911,164.)

That means the Skype userbase has almost doubled since eBay bought it last fall. Wow.

Heading to Germany for eBay Live! Germany and Entwicklertag

I’m heading to Dusseldorf, Germany for eBay Developer Day (Entwicklertag) and eBay Live! Germany. If it’s anything like eBay Live! US, it should be a blast.

My talk is on “Software innovations from the US,” which (fortunately for me) appears to be in English. All the other talks are in German. :) I’m looking forward to seeing my friends at eBay Germany again and meeting a number of new German eBay developers.

Right now, I’m scheduled to work May 26-28, but I will either arrive a few days early or stay a few days late. What should I do? It’s my first time in Germany, so I’m open to anything. I’m trying to stay somewhere near the Dusseldorn / Frankfurt area, so I don’t spend all my time travelling, but I’m open to anything.

Also, if you can’t make it to Dusseldorf, I’m able and willing to talk to any Germany user groups about eBay Web services (or PHP). Let me know if you’re interested in setting up a user group meeting, or you just want to hang out.