My next week is a mix of business and sightseeing in India. I “ll be delivering two talks and one workshop at the Great Indian Developers Summit .
First Jesse James Garrett, who fathered the term AJAX, most likely will tell the audience that his baby is in great shape, and in my talk I “ll compare various RIA offerings suggesting to stay away from Jesse “s baby in the enterprise environment. I did a rehearsal of this speech at the AJAXWorld in New York City earlier this month explaining AJAX developers that they are going in the wrong direction.
I “m used to speaking in front of large audiences, but I always ran hands-on workshops for small groups of people. But the conference organizers told me that my workshop “Developing RIA with Flex and Java rdquo; will be attended by 60 people with laptops. This is a bit too much for a hands-on class, but India likes it big.
Yet another talk is not technical ndash; it “s about American culture of enterprise software development. Most of the materials for this talk are taken from my e-book “Enterprise Software without the BS rdquo;. It “s not a not politically correct presentation where among other things I “ll be talking about the outsourcing as I see it. These are a couple of bullets from this talk:
-What “s wrong with these Indians?
– What “s wrong with these Americans?
– Are you underpaid?
-What “s the difference between contractors and employees
– Political stuff and more
I “ll take my camera with me and will take notes ndash; expect a couple of blogs titled “Me went to India rdquo;
After returning back I “ll teach a small public Flex class in New York City, and then back to software development.
In June, I “ll deliver one more talk on facelifting SOA with RIA at the SOA World conference and will immerse into the Summer “08.