meshU schedule

meshu I’m a big fan of meshU. I was lucky enough to speak last year. Mike McDerment has announce the initial meshU schedule today. Perhaps a little Rails focused on the development side (AideRSS, Unspace and Engine Yard – even 37signals on the design side), this might be a result of FreshBooks using Rails for part of their infrastructure. I hope that Michael and the team will consider expanding the technologies to include things like PHP and Drupal, jQuery, other MVC frameworks, other mobile & rich client development environments, configuring your development environment.

The initial schedule looks great for designers and developers. It’s hands-on practical exposure to leading Web 2.0 technologies, techniques and patterns. meshU is a bargain, it’s $289 to attend ($25 for a limited number of student tickets). It fits right into a similar spot that TechDays filled for developers on the Microsoft stack. Way less expensive than Mix, PDC or Web2Expo particularly when you remove the travel costs. I love seeing world-class talent and conversation happening in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver (yes, I know that meshU is only in Toronto – for now).

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What: meshU
Registration: $289 – Limited number of student tickets at $25
When: Monday, April 6, 2009 (all day)
Where: MaRs Discovery District Auditorium

Toronto, Ontario

7 thoughts on “meshU schedule”

  1. Hey David – thanks for so much for posting. These speakers are wonderful and it's all we can do to get the word out. Regarding Rails, just thought I'd mention that FreshBooks is actually a PHP shop 🙂 Further to that, everyone speaking has been asked to take an agnostic approach to the material so the audience can gleen universal lessons, and while a handful of these folks come from the Rails community (Ezra and Ryan especially), they've both agreed there is more value in keeping the presentations accessible to all attendees and thereby *not* too platform specific. No doubt they will draw on their own experience, but not to the point of alientating folks. In the case of Pete (and Unspace is surely a Rails shop), he's actually talking iphone development so it will be very iphone platform specific, but in the case of that presentation it was sort of the idea. Anyway…these were all folks we knew would bring it and that's the important thing. thanks again for posting.

  2. Hey David – thanks for so much for posting. These speakers are wonderful and it's all we can do to get the word out.

    Regarding Rails, just thought I'd mention that FreshBooks is actually a PHP shop 🙂 Further to that, everyone speaking has been asked to take an agnostic approach to the material so the audience can gleen universal lessons, and while a handful of these folks come from the Rails community (Ezra and Ryan especially), they've both agreed there is more value in keeping the presentations accessible to all attendees and thereby *not* too platform specific. No doubt they will draw on their own experience, but not to the point of alientating folks. In the case of Pete (and Unspace is surely a Rails shop), he's actually talking iphone development so it will be very iphone platform specific, but in the case of that presentation it was sort of the idea.

    Anyway…these were all folks we knew would bring it and that's the important thing. thanks again for posting.

  3. Come on David, you know full well that I'm a dog's breakfast Rubyist to begin with! I'm really a JavaScript nerd who hangs out with Ruby people a lot.

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