I'm spending the week at the Colorado Software Summit. It's my favourite programming conference bar none and one I try to attend whenever I can. As always it has been great to meet so many interesting people from around the World and to have so many really useful discussions about emerging technology. I have attended several really good presentations and tonight I'm running a BOF around the subject of building rich web applications which should be a lot of fun. Tomorrow night I am running a BOF on social networking applications which I also hope will provoke some interesting discussion.
The conference is held in Keystone, Colorado. It's about a 90 mile drive up into the mountains from the Denver airport. After a couple of uneventful flights on Sunday morning, the front right tyre on my rental car blew out at about 70mph while driving through the mountains. I very nearly lost control of the car and only just avoided going off the side of the road. After all I have been through in the past year the last thing I expected was to be suddenly faced with another life threatening experience !
By the way, if you use twitter, I'm posting regular updates during the week. You can find me as @gfxman and please feel free to follow me.
The second day of the conference is now well underway and I'm off to join Denise Hatzidakis as she talks about REST so I'll end this post now.
PS - Sorry I have not posted for a while, life has been very busy. I'll try and post more updates soon.