Thursday, April 3, 2008

Web 2.0 Rock Star Competition At MySQL Conference

MySQL Conference & Expo 2008 If you are planning on attending the MySQL conference in Santa Clara next week, you should definitely check out the BoF session Tuesday night 4/15 @ 8:30 Ballroom E, titled "Be a Web 2.0 Rock Star"

Anand Pandey of MySQL will be conducting a hands-on training session on the open source WaveMaker visual Ajax studio.

For added excitement, there will also be a speed Web 2.0 code-a-thon with judging by Jay Pipes and cool prizes (not to mention free beer and roving Elvis impersonators)

Release your inner geek at this festive Web 2.0 code-athon!
  • For newbies, get an up-close look at the latest Ajax and Web 2.0 technologies.
  • For rock stars, prove that you've got what it takes to be a Web 2.0 rock star!
This BoF mixes hands on tutorials for Ajax and Web 2.0 newbies with the action and excitement of a white knuckle coding competition.

Rules for the Web 2.0 Rock Star competition:
  1. Start with a blank screen and your favorite Web 2.0 tools
  2. Build a cool Web 2.0/MySQL app in 30 minutes or less
  3. There is no rule 3
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Our panel of distinguished gearheads will award prizes in 5 categories:
  1. Fastest Web 2.0 in the West - most functionality in the shortest time
  2. Coolest Web 2.0 app - most likely to appear on TechCrunch
  3. Funkiest Ajax widget - most strangely fascinating UI
  4. Gnarliest database call - unleash the beast inside of every MySQL server!
  5. Geekiest Ajax app - most Knuth-worthy implementation

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