O’Reilly Emerging Technologies Conference

All hail the “the Distributed Republic of Blogistan”: “A main theme was quick to emerge… the sudden realisation that each of us.. were all heading in the same philosophical direction: that developers now see the internet as a platform to run applications on, rather than something to connect to”.

A rich seam of knowledge was available and was thoroughly wrung out, the main conference website gives plenty of detail, and makes for absorbing research reading. The proliferation of personal comments from attendees also gave a nice insight to how it ‘really’ went down. All in all everyone who attended came away feeling slightly dizzy, very enthusiastic, and chock full of ideas.

Yet another thing to add to my ‘must attend’ list it seems.

Some other coverage:
Megnut was there.
Jason was there too.
Doc Searls reported in real-time.
Dan Gillmor said a few words.
And the Guardian Coverage was OK.