Software conferences aren't what they used to be. Some of you may recall the days when you'd send your registration by mail, check letter boards for schedule changes, wait days (or weeks) to find out what happened in the sessions you couldn't attend, and wake up early to stoke the fire in your hotel room. (OK, that last one predates most of you.) If for some reason you didn't make it to the conference, well ... you missed the conference.
Fortunately, things have changed, and we've got some first-rate resources for keeping you apprised of all the action at next week's Innovate 2011 conference. You can start with our new Innovate conversations tool, which provides a bird's-eye view of all the social media goings-on around the event -- tweets, blogs, photos, livestream broadcasts, and more -- so you can follow the buzz at Innovate regardless of whether your wagon train makes it to Orlando. Read Rebecca Lalez's excellent blog entry to find out more about getting social at #ibminnovate.
And if you're still planning to catch the conference (which -- hello! -- starts in two days), then fill out our registration form, a web-based tool that does not involve the U.S. Postal Service. (Kids, ask your parents.)
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
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