E-VAN – Alan Dean talking on REST (6th July 2009)

First off if you didn’t watch Udi Dahan talk on the SOA then you missed a treat, a real pro speaking on a topic that he and a very few others in the .NET space are way ahead of the rest of us on. Brilliant stuff and the video is now online at Vimeo.

Next E-VAN

We’ve also now planned the next couple of E-VANs which will focus on REST, the first will be with Alan Dean where he will cover facts and fallacies related to REST:

Start Time: Monday, July 06, 2009 07:00 PM GMT *

End Time: Monday, July 06, 2009 08:30 PM GMT

Attendee URL: http://snipr.com/virtualaltnet (Live Meeting)

Alan is a real authority on REST and he’s got a great talk ready so this is a great chance to find out more about REST. In addition if you have any particular questions for Alan, or topics you’d like to discuss in detail, then you can add them to the existing topic on the google group.

  • On timings see this world clock site but for those of you in the UK it will start at 8:00 PM. I must admit time zones are beyond me though….

Future E-VANs

Stefan Tilkov has kindly agreed to do another E-VAN one on REST at the start of August. In addition we are going to see if we can organize another one for mid-July, creating a bit of a REST theme for the next month or so which we hope you’ll enjoy.

We’ve also got a couple of people in mind that we want to get on looking further into August and beyond, more to come on that once myself and Jan contact the people 😛

Feedback – Tell us how to do better

So far I think the E-VAN is going well, great people talking about interesting topics. Live Meeting has been a bit flaky and time zones are a pain but other than that I’m pretty happy with it.

However we want to know where you guys think things can improve so if you get a chance we’d be interested in hearing your feedback using the new google group. I’m interested to see if we can get more open discussions going and to explore whether an online book club is a good idea…

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