The Future of Web Apps Expo - London 2008, began on the 8th October with a workshop held on the 8th followed by a 2-day conference held on 9th and 10th. What's so special about FOWA Expo 2008 are the speakers during the event who are some of the web-industry's revolutionary figures including people such as Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Bray, Kevin Rose and many more.
What FOWA is all about is explained in detail on its website. The Future of Web Apps showcases the successful web technologies and business trends of the future, delivered by the pioneers of today. Attended by all the major European and US start-ups and industry experts, it's the best place to learn directly from the developers, designers and entrepreneurs behind the web's brightest stars in a relaxed and fun environment.
FOWA, is a Carsonified based project which mainly focuses on European and United States based establishments in the web applications and web technology domain. Also, another important fact is the participation of some of the world's leading IT & Services companies (the so called big players) such as IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Google, Yahoo, etc.
The long list of speeches during the workshops are found in here. They range from fundamental web development to large-scale deployments such as Social Networking systems and community sites. The packed conference schedule hosts a number of good talks as detailed in here. The entire workshop & conference program is designed towards creating a fun-loving developer. And, the organizers at Carsonified have not forgotten to add some fun events at the end of each conference day along with some interesting happenings.
The Expo is targeted at mainly a UK audience, the event being held in London; and, has a setup as seen in here. Workshops and events are to be held in at the ExCel center, London. The organizers are also providing state of the art facilities for the developers to make maximum use of their stay. I gotta say that this is one of those events that one should not miss. Looking forward to see some similar events happening in this part of the world as well.