Tuesday, January 10, 2006

London Web 2.0 Summit

I just registered for the London Web 2.0 "Summit". I put "Summit" in quotes, as that's what they call it but for me that word is inextricably associated with the grey days of the cold war, with representatives of two monolithic super powers squaring off over a conference table and deciding how they were going to carve up Europe between them.

Mind you, there's Tom Coates of Yahoo! and Steven Meschkat of Google on the same bill, so maybe that analogy wasn't too far off...

Looks like an interesting list of speakers though - people from 37signals, del.icio.us, Flickr, Feedburner, etc etc etc. I'll be particularly interested to hear how they coped with sudden explosive growth - what re-engineering did they have to do and how did they handle it when their little pet prototype app became a poster child for the Web 2.0 crowd? If RSS Ate My Server, then how did they get round these issues on, say, del.icio.us? OK, so they're not using CF, but to some extent I think it's a generic issue.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Glad you can make it. Should be a rockin day.