RSDC 2006 - "that's facinating!"
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Danny Sabbah's keynote from Monday and a casual interview we did with him yesterday are both up on the RSDC blogs and podcast page. We were relegated to third position on the page so just scroll down a bit and you'll see the podcasts. If you're subscribed to our combined dW podcasts RSS feed you'll get it all in that channel. Yesterday we also added Tuesday keynotes from the duos of John Wiegand and Erich Gamma, who spoke on what makes teams successful and on lessons learned from developing Eclipse, and Lee Nackman and Martin Nally, who covered latest capabilities of the IBM Rational Software Development Platform and visions of things to come. I'm editing furiously to get casual interviews with Lee, Martin, Murray Cantor, and Walker Royce up ASAP.
Heard the inspirational keynote from Boston Philharmonic conductor, Benjamin Zander, this morning. His was a thoroughly entertaining and moving talk on, as he calls it, "the art of possibility." I picked up a copy of his book by the same title. He drew some wonderful parallels between an orchestra, team development, and personal effectiveness. And I loved his take on failure. Instead of depressing, learn from it. We've heard that before, even if it is good advice. But he adds that we should throw up our arms and yell, with a smiling face, "that's facinating!" I tried it back in the privacy of my room and it felt great. Next test, a public display. Maybe tonight.
Yes, tonight would work, which is the reserved evening at Universal Studios Islands of Fun theme park. People will be throwing up their arms and yelling anyway. I'm thinking a podcast from some wild ride might be in order, as well. Would anyone like to hear a discussion on open standards, flat worlds, and governance while the participants are moving at 50 mph, upside down? It would be a test of true focus, don't you think? I suspect Mr. Zander would call that a rule number 6 moment.