3333 Coyote Hill Road
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Designing for Ajax
Bill Scott, Yahoo

With the advent of Ajax, new patterns have emerged for designing web applications. Yahoo! recently released its design pattern library as a way to capture best practices on the web. However, patterns by themselves are not enough.

In this talk Bill will present 7 core design principles for rich interaction with a specific emphasis on Ajax. Each principle is explored with illustrating patterns along with lots of current examples—both good and bad from the land of Web 2.0.

Bill Scott is ajax evangelist and design pattern curator at Yahoo! where he spreads the rich and sane Ajax design. Before Yahoo!, Bill led user experience at Sabre and co-founded Rico, an open source Ajax framework. For 20 years, Bill has designed and created interfaces in a variety of areas, including video games. His musings can be found at Looks Good Works Well.

The first 100k users are always the hardest
Matt Mullenweg, WordPress

The first hundred thousand are always the hardest and in this session Matt Mullenweg will discuss strategies for scaling your community from 1 to 100,000 users and beyond. Matt will describe his 12 rules, including the importance of obsessing about details, doing your own support, blogging every step of the way, and being a pain-killer, not a vitamin.

Matt will be speaking from his experience with WordPress, WordPress.com, Ping-O-Matic, and Akismet.

Matt Mullenweg is the founding developer of WordPress, the blogging software that runs thousands of sites around the world. He enjoys photography, writing, and playing the saxophone and piano.

Mullenweg also founded Ping-O-Matic and the nascent Global Media Protocols Group.

Matt Mullenweg blogs at: www.photomatt.net.

Official Website: http://www.baychi.org/calendar/20060808a/

Added by rashmisinha on July 24, 2006



Some of us will be heading out for drinks after the talk for drinks to La Bodeguita del Medio on 463 California Street. Do join us!