Thursday, September 28th, 2006
We’ve got a few quick updates on the upcoming Ajax Experience conference next month.
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).
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