I’m very much looking forward to the SOA track at QCon, the conferences organized by JAOO and InfoQ, which takes place in San Francisco in November. I am “hosting” the track, which essentially means that I picked the topic, invited the speakers, and will talk for 15 minutes in exchange for being able to have a lot of fun in San Francisco :-)
We have been able to get an exceptionally great list of speakers for the SOA track (the topic is “Connecting SOA and the Web: How much REST do we need?”):
- Steve Vinoski, former CORBA Guru #1 at IONA, will introduce the REST concept for those familiar with SOA (“REST Eye for the SOA Guy”). See his blog entry
- Sanjiva Weerawarana, CEO of WSO2, will explain what he considers the real truth behind the WS-* vs. REST discussion (“WS-* vs. REST: Mashing up the Truth from Facts, Myths and Lies”)
- Burton Group analyst Pete Lacey will counter Sanjiva’s talk by showing how REST is suitable for big bad enterprise scenarios (“Code Talks: Demonstrating the ‘ilities’ of REST”)
- XFire and CXF developer Dan Diephouse will explain how to use AtomPub to build services (“Building your next service with the Atom Publishing Protocol”)
- Finally, Jim Webber will elaborate on his approach to Web services, which according to him is remarkably similar to REST done right (“A couple of ways to skin an Internet-scale cat”). I can also heartily recommend his Guerilla SOA talk — the version of it he gave at QCon London is among my all-time favorite presentations. Jim has got a blog entry about QCon, too.
As you will probably notice if you’re a regular visitor here, I’ve somehow managed to assemble my personal speaker “dream team” :-)
Check out the complete schedule — there are lots of other impressive tracks and speakers, too.
I hear that registration is still possible …