Archive for August 2011

High Definition Videos online (with more to come!)

Thanks to Twilio for making this possible! We've got open source videos from REST Fest going up each day just after they happen. You can checkout the beginning of the Hack Day (including an overview of the ALPS spec) in the video below. More videos are online in the REST Fest Vimeo Channel.


REST Fest 2011 \ Mike Amundsen \ 1 of 7 from REST Fest on Vimeo.

"The ALPS Microblog Challenge"
18 August 2011

Mike Amundsen travels throughout the United States and Europe consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development, Cloud computing, and other subjects.

His recent work focuses on the role hypermedia plays in creating and maintaining applications that can successfully evolve over time.

He has more than a dozen books to his credit and recently contributed to the book "RESTful Web Services Cookbook" (by Subbu Allamaraju). He is currently working on a new book on designing and implementing Hypermedia APIs.

When he is not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his family in Kentucky, USA.

Published on August 19, 2011 at 10:26 am | | 0 Comments

We're Live!

Check out our UStream (thanks to @darrel_miller). Thanks to Twilio, we'll also be putting up high quality videos at the end of each day at

Published on August 18, 2011 at 9:37 am | | 0 Comments

Speaker Line-up for REST Fest 2011

We have another great line up of talks this year. Just like last year, all attendees will do at least one FiveInFive talk.

We also have some excellent ExtendedTalks on tap for Saturday (August 20th):

This year's Friday night (August 19th) keynote, RESTLess: Why you should stop using REST, will be delivered by Jon Moore of Comcast. it should be a very interesting presentation and discussion afterwards!

All of these fabulous talks will be filmed thanks to the kind sponsorship of Twilio. We're excited to have the opportunity to enjoy and share these great talks for more than just three days!

But wait, there's more!

Just like last year, Friday (August 19th) is our Workshop Day. This year we have two workshops! Darrel Miller is presenting A smorgasbord of HTTP middleware and Mike Amundsen is presenting Link Relations : An Overview.

We have also added a HackDay this year on Thursday (August 18th) sponsored by Github. everyone gets to show up and work on building compliant hypermedia clients and servers based on the same microblogging hypermedia spec. attendees win prizes (like this cool Nerd Merit Badge and other geeky stuff) and we all get to test and compare our code in a relaxed uber-geeky hackathon.

If you've not yet registered there's still time! We'd love to have you be apart of this year's REST Fest. Bring slides, ideas, and friends!

Published on August 12, 2011 at 10:12 am | | 0 Comments

Github joins us as a Platinum Sponsor!

We'd like to thank Github for their sponsorship of this years REST Fest.Github sponsored our great After Party this year, and is doing the same this year. They've also sent some fabulous Merit Badges (avaialble to all Hack Day attendees) and have kindly covered our other Hack Day expenses. We're glad to have them back again this year. Thanks, Github!

There's still room for a couple more sponsors. If you'd like to be one, please let us know!

Published on August 12, 2011 at 9:38 am | | 0 Comments

Twilio joins us as our first ever Diamond Sponsor!

Twilio has carved out their own niche in our sponsors line-up by sponsoring videography of the entire 3 days of REST Fest events with session videos added to Vimeo throughout the main conference days! Thanks to Twilio, the great sessions from this years REST Fest will be available to everyone interested in RESTful Web Services.

We're excited to have the opportunity to share this event with a broader audience, and thankful to Twilio for making it possible!

We still have room for a few more sponsors and attendees. If you'd like to join in the fun, let us know and/or register!

Published on August 10, 2011 at 2:16 pm | | 0 Comments

Tropo joins as a Gold Sponsor!

We'd like to thank Tropo for their sponsorship of this years REST Fest. Tropo is a Cloud API for Voice, SMS, and instant messaging services. There will likely be someone from Tropo in attendance to demo their API and to answer questions about integrating it into your next project.

If you're interested in sponsoring, please let us know! We'd love to have you send someone too!

Published on August 10, 2011 at 10:29 am | | 0 Comments

Exactly, Inc. joins as Participating Sponsor (and saves our bacon!)

Thanks to the kind folks at Exaclty, Inc. for fixing (and paying for) our recent domain name outage. They're joining us today as a Participating Sponsor for their kind (and quick!) fixing of our domain name registration troubles.

If you're interested in sponsoring, please let us know!

Published on August 8, 2011 at 4:10 pm | | 0 Comments