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!

Talk Submissions

The bulk of REST Fest is made up of lightning talks (5 minutes in length) driven by attendees. These more organic talks are book-ended by larger session talks, and preceded by a Keynote address and Tutorial day sessions (on Friday). These larger talks are picked from a list of submissions. If you're interested in sharing more of your REST experience and insights, these slots are for you!

You!...if you're coming

A large part of the REST Fest goodness is unconference style lightning talks plus breakout sessions. Lightning talks provide a great opportunity for the community to contribute to itself by opening the door for anyone in attendance to present their ideas, concerns, quesions, hopes, or dreams in a five minute presentation. If you're coming, we hope you'll be ready to present your great RESTful ideas to the group or at least get up and tell us what you love, hate, or wish you knew about REST.

REST Fest 2010 Attendees Map