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Mar282008

Emerging Tech Conference Day 2 Wrapup

Day two was just as busy as day one. The keynote, by InfoQ founder Floyd Marinescu, was a good summation of the industry today and future technologies and trends. I kept running into people from my past, always a good sign as it looks like the talks brought out lots of people from all over the Philly region (and beyond).

I attended the Adobe Flex talk, which was a good overview of some of the things you can do with a rich internet application to make interacting with your data more interesting. The demo showed a flex frontend to Pentaho's reporting engine, with graphical drill-downs and nice, dynamic charts. Pretty cool.

Another very interesting talk was the one of the last talks of the day, Scala, by Dianne Marsh. I'm not sure I have any practical uses for that language in general, but I think learning it wouldn't hurt. I still have trouble figuring out how it might be useful for me in practice.

Overall the conference was very well attended, well run, and had lots of useful content. If you are in the Philadelphia region and didn't go this year, try to get a ticket in 2009 as I'm sure it will have a lot to offer.

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