Spread across the floor of a cavernous, otherwise unoccupied business park building on the shores of the Duwamish River in the industrial area south of downtown Seattle, MindCamp is awash in twenty- and thirty-something techies, entrepreneurs, bloggers, journalists, and researchers. This event is soooo Seattle: socially- and environmentally conscious, entrepreneurial, horizontally integrated, open, functional, and casual. As previously mentioned, Gotdotnet.com is proud to be a premium MindCamp sponsor.
MindCamp in the News
ABC local News on KOMO and National Public Radio
Seattle Post-Intelligencer Technology Column
and, I ran into Todd Bishop of the Seattle P-I this evening so I suspect there might be more on the way.
Here are some notes from a couple of pick up sessions I have attended this evening:
Speaker: Tom Snyder - http://www.inetword.com
- InetWord is a slick, handcrafted AJAX implementation that provides a rich client-like WYSIWYG editor for the Web. Extremely feature rich.
- The first ajaxy thing I noticed in the interface was a flashing cursor...
- Competetion is http://www.writely.com, subetha Edit: http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/, ...
- Working on cross-browser compatibility
- 2-man shop uses VisualDev on the front end. PHP/Linux on the backend.
- Targeting hosters like GoDaddy, Register, etc, which host millions of Websites.
- Cost? Shooting for around $5-$7/month per site license.
- Realtime collaborative editing relies upon pessimistic, document-level locking.
- AJAX editor for Wiki? Unless very carefully implemented, an ajax editor would introduce
Session: Sharing Attention
Link Stalking, project started at MindCamp, cool visualization idea for link trails -- http://www.seattlemind.com/wiki/index.php/Session_-_Attention.xml