In the days right before the Web 2.0 Summit Niall Kennedy is going to be putting on Widget Summit. It’s a two day look at the Widget economy and its importance. The growth of this area is impressive and continuing. I went to Widget Live last year and learned a lot; I am flying into town early to attend this year. As Niall describes it on the site:
Widget Summit is a two-day conference on widgets and content syndication. Web pages have gotten smaller, dynamic, and distributed as components within the desktop, personalized homepage, social network, blog sidebars, mobile phones, and even dedicated hardware. Today’s publishers need to reach their audience wherever and whenever they may choose to interact with content. Widgets lead the way towards a distributed web loosely joined.
Niall has done a thorough job of pulling in timely talks and getting some great speakers. We are going to hear from Dave Fetterman, creator and lead engineer on Facebook Platform, Apple will talk about third-party development (that should be interesting), and a look at how widgets drove the adoption of MyBlogLog.
Niall has provided us with a 10% off code, just use radar while registering (code good through Friday the 28th).