How timely of Rick Burnes to post his Trade Show Trouble cartoon. It expresses my feelings about large trade shows and conferences – am I suffering from acute conferencitis? Yes, large shows are half-dead nowadays – but some conferences are worth attending even in bad times.
The Glue Conference on May 12-13th in Denver may very well be one of them. It’s not a mega show, more a boutique conference with 3-400 participants. Not attendees, but participants. That’s the difference between a dead and a live conference. While Glue is a new conference, it is put together by Eric Norlin, who produces the successful Defrag conference (see my link above), and based on that I trust that when he sets out to launch another conference, it’s bound to be a success. Here’s Eric’s summary:
Glue is the only conference devoted solely to solving the web application integration problem-set. People that should attend Glue include the architects, developers, administrators and integrators that have moved past the initial step of seeing the web as a platform, and are facing the real-world challenges of what “stove-piped” web applications mean for their overall strategy. Glue is about all of bits and pieces, APIs and meta-data, standards and connectors that will help us to glue together the varying applications of the new platform.
CloudAve is proud to be Media Sponsor for Gluecon, and we can offer you $100 off the registration price, by using discount code spkr09.
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See you in Denver!