Event : 6th Annual Philly Emerging Tech Conference

Registration is open for the 6th Annual Philly Emerging Tech Conference (a.k.a. Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise), which is set for April 27 – April 28 at the Society Hill Sheraton in Philadelphia.

The Early Bird rate, available through February 15, is $295 per person.

If you can take advantage of the group discount (4 colleagues or friends, not necessarily from the same company, registering at the same time), the Early Bird price goes down to $221 per person.

To register for this 2-day, 5-track event: http://phillyemergingtech.com/2011/register

The keynotes will be:

  • Stormy Peters (Head of Developer Engagement at Mozilla)

— Would you give it away?

  • Molly Holzschlag (Developer Relations, Opera Software)

— Return to Paradise: The Web as it was Meant to Be

Here\’s a sampling from the 50 sessions on the program:

  • David A. Black (author of The Well-Grounded Rubyist)

— Command Performance: the why and whether of small-scale optimizations

  • Ola Bini (JRuby Core Team)

— Polyglot Patterns

  • Mark Chadwick (Chief Architect at Invite Media, Google)

— Doing the Mundane a Million Times a Minute

  • David Chelimsky (RSpec Lead Developer)

— Developer eXperience: The Forgotten User

  • Josh Clark (author of Tapworthy: Designing iPhone Interfaces for Delight and Usability)

— Buttons Are a Hack: The New Rules of Designing for Touch

  • Ryan Dahl (creator of Node.js)

— Distributed Systems with Node.js

  • Davis Frank (contributor to the Jasmine BDD/JS framework)

— Practical Jasmine: Test-Driving Your JavaScript with BDD

  • Debasish Ghosh (author of DSLs in Action)

— DSLs: Does Expressiveness for Domain Experts Have to Compromise the Underlying Implementation

  • Ron Jeffries & Chet Hendrickson (co-authors of The Agile Manifesto)

— A Retrospective Rant: 15 Years in the \”Agile\” Business

  • Dave Johnson (CTO & co-founder of Nitobi, creators of PhoneGap)

— PhoneGap: Past, Present & Future

  • David Kaneda (creator of jQtouch)

— Building Rich User Experiences with Sencha Touch

  • Yehuda Katz (SproutCore project team; Rails Core team)

— SproutCore: What\’s it All About?

— An App Within an App: Rails 3 Engines, and What\’s Coming in Rails 3.1

  • Nick Sieger (JRuby Core Team)

— Transitioning Legacy Java to Rails with JRuby: Step By Step

  • Stuart Sierra (Clojure/core team member)

— Clojure: Lisp for the Real World

  • Kevin Smith (author, Erlang in Practice screencasts)

— Get some REST with Erlang: Creating Rock-solid Web Services with Webmachine

  • Jonathan Stark (author of Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript)

— Building Native Apps with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

  • Bruce Tate (author of Seven Languages in Seven Weeks)

— Mary Poppins Meets the Matrix: Seven Languages at the Cinema

  • Jim Weirich (creator of the Ruby tool, rake)

— Are You Satisfied with Your Tests?

The list of confirmed speakers to date is here.

Sessions are described here, and more will be posted within the week.

Khürt Williams

Khürt Williams is Principal for Monkey Hill, LLC, a Skillman, New Jersey based information security governance, risk and compliance consultancy. He's also an avid landscape photographer, and *nix geek.