A little while ago, we heard from the folks over at Pearson Education who said they were impressed with the interest in the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) and wanted to produce a 3-day GWT conference. After a few conversations to flesh out topics and program logistics, we’re pleased to report that Voices That Matter: Google Web Toolkit is set for December 4-6, 2007 in San Francisco. We couldn’t be happier to be working with Pearson on this event.
While we’re still discussing the nitty-gritty details of the schedule, nearly all of the GWT team will be speaking and participating in the conference, so we hope we’ll be able to have a chance to talk with you. You can be certain that the topics will include:
- Performance: How to design for high performance and get the most out of your applications using GWT by taking advantage of features like ImageBundle in GWT 1.4.
- Usability: Designing for a friendly user experience and making use of GWT's Widget library.
- Security: Building off of Dan Morrill’s article, we'll discuss best practices for building secure applications with GWT.
- Production: Tips on deploying and operating a GWT app.
- Productivity: Leveraging existing tools to bring software engineering to AJAX.
If there are specific topics you want to learn more about, please speak up on the GWT Developer Forum. And in case you just can’t wait until December, you’re in luck:
- Bruce Johnson is currently en route to speak in Barcelona at TheServerSide Java Symposium 2007.
- Didier Girard, of onGWT.com-fame, is hosting a free half-day GWT conference on July 4th, 2007 in Paris, Rencontres GWT 2007 (link is in French; here is a translated version).
- With OSCON coming up in Portland, Joel Webber will be talking about Writing Big Applications with GWT. Bob Vawter, Rajeev Dayal, and I will be headed up that way too, to chat about anything that interests you. If you’re going to OSCON, please let us know.