Monday, January 30th, 2006

The Ajax Experience 2006: May 10-12th

Category: The Ajax Experience

The Ajax Experience conference website has launched.

Ajaxian and NoFluffJustStuff Java Symposiums (NFJS) are pleased to announce The Ajax Experience 2006, the first ever conference exclusively for the Ajax community. This international event will take place May 10-12th at the beautiful Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California.

The Ajax Experience will feature over 30 technically focused sessions across two (2) full days spanning four (4) parallel tracks covering effective web architecture, enterprise systems, and agile process. Featured speakers include: Jesse James Garrett – Father of Ajax; Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript; Joe Walker, creator of DWR; Dion Almaer, co-founder of; Alex Russell, founder of The Dojo Toolkit; Ben Galbraith, co-founder of; Thomas Fuchs, creator of and many more…..

Super early bird discounts are available now. We encourage you to register as soon as possible because seating is limited and we anticipate a sold out show. Here is your opportunity to attend one event where you will find authors and industry notables in one place for the duration of The Ajax Experience 2006 show. This is a unique event you should want to be a part of. Be sure and register today as we expect to sell out!


To us, the conference is all about the quality of the people that we can all meet up with. We are proud of our speaker list, which keeps growing.

  • Alex Russell: Founder of The Dojo Toolkit
  • Bill Scott: Creator of Rico, and Yahoo! Ajax Evangelist
  • Bob Ippolito: Creator of MochiKit
  • Brad Neuberg: Really Simple History library and the new work
  • Bram Smeets: Interface21
  • Brendan Eich: Creator of JavaScript
  • Brent Ashley: Ajax Expert
  • David Geary: JSF, Rails Expert
  • Douglas Crockford: Creator of JSON
  • Dylan Schiemann: Co-founder of The Dojo Toolkit
  • Eric Pascarello: Author, Ajax in Action
  • Glenn Vanderburg: JavaScript guru
  • Greg Murray: Ajax/Servlet Lead at Sun
  • Jason Hunter: Greasemonkey and Ajax
  • Jesse James Garrett: Father of Ajax, Adaptive Path
  • Joe Walker: Creator of DWR
  • Jonathan Hawkins: Microsoft Atlas Lead
  • Max Carlson: OpenLaszlo and Ajax
  • Michael Mahemoff: Creator, Ajax Patterns
  • Patrick Lightbody: WebWork 2, and Struts Ti committer
  • Rich Manalang: Creator of MonkeyGrease, and Oracle
  • Rob Gonda: Ajax Dev Journal and ajaxCFC author
  • Rod Smith: IBM and tooling around Ajax
  • Sam Stephenson: Creator of Prototype, and 37 Signals employee
  • Scott Dietsen: CTO of Zimbra
  • Thomas Fuchs: Creator of


Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102


Check out the conference website for more information. We will have some cool new announcements to make soon regarding more great speakers, and other perks for attendees.


The Ajaxian Team

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:58 pm

3.6 rating from 21 votes


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I wish it wasn’t so pricey, but that is an absolutely incredible lineup of speakers.

Comment by Tyler Kovacs — January 30, 2006


Unfortunately we had a choice on whether to try to do a cheap conference in a location that isn’t as expensive. San Fran is pricey, but we thought that it made sense to have a really fantastic conference for Ajax, and we will be offering some great perks for attendees (as well as the quality content). I wish we could announce this now…. but hopefully soon.



Comment by Dion — January 30, 2006

FYI: They have Rich Manalang listed as “creator of monkeygrease.” I think that should probably be “Greasemonkey,” no?

Comment by Nathan Smith — January 30, 2006

Oops, nevermind. :) Feel free to delete that if you want.

Comment by Nathan Smith — January 30, 2006


We wanted to confuse you by having both MonkeyGrease and GreaseMonkey ;)



Comment by Dion — January 30, 2006

Will the conference talks be filmed and made available for later purchase?

Comment by Jason Bunting — January 30, 2006


Thanks for following up. I just felt compelled to submit a damn-that’s-what-i-get-for-working-for-a-cash-conscious-startup post. Mostly driven out of jealousy that I might miss out on the fun. Believe me, I understand completely. People like me would probably complain even if it was half the cost. But it’s expensive to put on a quality conference and it looks like this one will be great. If I don’t make the conference, I’d definitely like to join in the evening festivities.


Comment by Tyler Kovacs — January 30, 2006

I frequently go to academic conferences–at less than half the cost (sometimes about a third of the cost). I have to say that privately-run conferences typically have the appearance of too much profit for the organizers. Too bad…I’d like to see some of those talks.

Comment by John — January 31, 2006


I often go to academic conferences too. They are often a very different type of conference, and don’t offer the services that we will offer (food, paying for speakers to fly in etc).

This isn’t to say that there are not fantastic academic conferences as there are (and they often have grants to offset costs).

We think that this conference is good value for money. There are other conferences that are charging more for a single day. This conference is all about getting people together.



Comment by Dion Almaer — January 31, 2006

Mostly driven out of jealousy that I might miss out on the fun. Believe me, I understand completely.

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