The Ajax Experience


Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Ajax Experience Scholarship Winners Announced

Category: The Ajax Experience

Thanks to all of you that applied for this year’s Ajax Experience scholarship; choosing the winners from such an interesting and diverse pool of applicants was pretty difficult. While we didn’t plan it this way, we wound up selecting one candidate each from the general category of applicants we received (e.g., a college student, a Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:30 am
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Friday, October 6th, 2006

Ajax Experience Scholarship Deadline Today

Category: The Ajax Experience

Today is the deadline for The Ajax Experience Scholarship applications… please send yours in no later than 5 pm Eastern Daylight Time today (GMT -4). Winners will be announced on Tuesday!

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 10:16 am
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Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Ajax Experience Update: More Sessions, Keynote and Scholarship Program

Category: The Ajax Experience

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 Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 12:27 pm
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Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

UX at the Ajax XP

Category: The Ajax Experience

A while back, we asked you if we should add more design-related (i.e., user experience, or UX for short) content to this fall’s Ajax Experience conference in Boston. We heard your feedback, and we’re proud to announce that we have rounded up eight sessions devoted to the topic — an entire track. Dion and I Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 5:02 pm
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Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Ajax Experience Conference Site Live

Category: The Ajax Experience

After wading through virtual piles of talk submissions and negotiating with the usual suspects, we’ve put together the content for the next Ajax Experience show (Boston, Oct. 23-25). We were pretty happy with how things turned out at the San Francisco show we put on earlier, and apparently all of you who attended were, too: Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:22 am
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Designer Content at The Ajax Experience?

Category: The Ajax Experience

As you know, we’re hosting the next Ajax Experience conference in Boston on October 23-25 of this year. As we wade through potential speakers and talks, a recurring question we have is how much of the content should be “design” (i.e., user experience) content and how much should be “tech” content. Last year, only 6% Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:29 am
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Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

The Ajax Experience Boston Oct. 23-25: Call for Presenters

Category: The Ajax Experience

One of our goofs with the first Ajax Experience show was that the speaker selection process was somewhat closed. In an evening, we put together a list of some of the Ajax-related speakers we knew or knew of, invited them, and that was pretty much that. For this year’s show (Oct. 23-25), we’d like to Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 8:46 am
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Thursday, July 6th, 2006

The Ajax Experience Fall 2006 – Boston

Category: The Ajax Experience

After having a delightfully fun time at the Ajax Experience conference this past spring, we’ve been busily working on the next one. We’re happy to announce that we’re putting on the next Ajax Experience show in Boston on October 23 – 25. We’ll follow up with more details in the coming days. We hope you Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 5:47 pm
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Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Laurel Reitman, IE Program Mgr, on the Ajax Experience

Category: Browsers, IE, The Ajax Experience

We were happy to have Laurel Reitman, the lead program manager on the IE team, out at the Ajax Experience. There was a lot of good dialog between her and Alex, Brendan, and others about the future of browsers in general and IE in specific. She has written a post on the IEBlog recapping her Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:26 pm
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Sunday, May 14th, 2006

Wrapping up the Ajax Experience

Category: Ajax, Dojo, Presentation, The Ajax Experience

Thanks to all who attended!! The weather was great, the St Francis hotel is amazing, and we had all sorts of great feedback and discussions with everyone who came. We are looking forward to the next Ajax Experience, hopefully coming soon somewhere on the east coast… Some more links, reviews, and notes: Alex Russel’s slides Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 10:15 pm
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Brendan Eich: JavaScript 2 and the Future of the Web

Category: JavaScript, Presentation, Programming, The Ajax Experience

We were lucky enough to have Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript, give a keynote at The Ajax Experience. We have placed the presentation online so everyone can read up on some of the thoughts and discussion on JavaScript 2 and more. Here we got to hear from the mouth of someone deep into the ECMA Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:09 am
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Friday, May 12th, 2006

Ajax Experience Day 3: Bill Scott on Ajax Design (Patterns and Principles)

Category: The Ajax Experience, Usability

Update: Andre Charland also has notes from this session. Bill Scott’s talking about designing for Ajax – principles and patterns – at The Ajax Experience. Yahoo really gets patterns and their significance to interaction design, and Bill and his colleagues have been contributing many Ajax patterns and related components to the community in the past Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:56 pm
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Ajax Experience Day 3: Panel

Category: Firefox, IE, The Ajax Experience

With key people present from Mozilla and the IE team present, today’s Ajax Experience panel is focused mostly on browser issues. A rare opportunity for Ajax developers to talk directly with the people who define our day-to-day constraints. As I write this, it’s thirty minutes after the panel finished and there’s still a decent crowd Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:34 pm
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Ajax Experience Day 3: Stuart Halloway on Ajax for Rails

Category: Prototype, Ruby, The Ajax Experience

Notes from Stuart Halloway’s talk on Ajax support for Ruby on Rails at The Ajax Experience. Who here is using Rails in here? About 10 people. Who here is considering using Rails? Half of the room (about 40 people). For a while, Stuart has been giving two bids to clients: one for Rails, one for Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:40 pm
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Ajax Experience Day 2: Keynote from Scott Dietzen (Zimbra)

Category: The Ajax Experience

Notes from Scott Dietzen of Zimbra at The Ajax Experience. Scott Dietzen was formerly CTO at BEA and now CTO at Zimbra, which produces Ajax-rich messaging and collaboration tools for the enterprise. Zimbra – Anticipated some of the benefits of Ajax, e.g. rich UI, zero-admin, etc. But didn’t anticipate some other things: SOA/Mashups, Ajax authoring, Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:59 am
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Ajax Experience Day 2: Alex Russell’s Dojo In Depth

Category: The Ajax Experience

Notes from Alex Russell’s “Dojo In Depth” talk at The Ajax Experience, continuing on from his Intro To Dojo and covering more advanced topics. Other Talks at the Ajax Experience Dylan on Events, Brad on Storage Javascript “Javascript is not a bug that needs fixing.” Dojo builds tools that help you get things done with Read the rest…

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