Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Ajax Experience Update: More Sessions, Keynote and Scholarship Program

Category: The Ajax Experience

<>p>We’ve got a few quick updates on the upcoming Ajax Experience conference next month.

More Sessions

When we launched the event, we planned on five tracks of ten sessions each. However, due to a large number of speaker applicants and some last minute big-name additions, we expanded to six tracks. The show now has sixty 90-minute technical sessions, including two sessions by Google (GWT by the GWT team lead and a cross-site scripting talk by the Google Maps team) and of course, a lot of other good stuff. We’re going to be updating the session agenda on the conference site this week, so keep an eye out (we’ll probably post a quick note here, too).

Mozilla Keynote

We’ve got a lot of really great keynote news that we’re not quite set to announce yet, but we can say that Brendan Eich (inventor of JavaScript, etc.) from Mozilla will be back at the show to give a keynote. In the Spring, he spoke on JavaScript 2. This time around, he’ll be speaking on the future of the web.

Scholarship Program

We recognize that there are many in the community without corporate backers who simply can’t afford to attend a show like ours. We’re starting an experiment with this show: a small scholarship program.

Here’s how it works. If you want to attend but work for a shoe-string start-up, are an independent, are a starving student, or are otherwise unable to come up with the funds, send us an email (ajaxians at this domain name) with the subject “TAE Scholarship.” Tell us your story (we may get in touch with you to verify some of what you tell us).

We plan on accepting five applicants; please send your email no later than October 6 (next friday).

Note that in addition to this scholarship, we also offer an educational discount for passes to the show (contact our show’s organizer, Jay Zimmerman, for details on this — jzimmerman at nofluffjuststuff dot com).

If this program works out well, we may expand it for future shows. Let us know what you think!

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 12:27 pm
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Do you think that the scholarship includes travel/lodging? Unfortunately Bostan, MA would be too much $ to get to from West Lafayette, Indiana. I really hope that The AJAX Experience makes it to Chicago soon!
- Poor Purdue University Student

Comment by Tim — September 28, 2006

Nope, sorry Tim — travel/lodging not included.

Comment by Ben Galbraith — September 28, 2006

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Comment by Ian — October 9, 2006

[...] When I saw the Scholarship Program for The Ajax Experience, I got to typing and sent in my application with crossed fingers and high hopes. My typing paid off. Here’s what I wrote: My name is Matthew Batchelder, I run BorkWeb ( http://borkweb.com), am a co-founder of MasterWish (http://masterwish.com), and am a web application developer at Plymouth State University (PSU) in Plymouth, NH. I’m close by yet so far away. [...]

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