Stefan Tilkov emailed me today about the SOA Track at QCon San Francisco coming up in early November. He’s hosting that track, so he was emailing all the speakers to let us all know the speaker order. His list of speakers is very impressive:
- Sanjiva Weerawarana will attempt to debunk myths surrounding “REST vs WS-*.”
- Pete Lacey will talk about REST’s architectural constraints and how they support all the desired -ilities of distributed systems, and contrast them against SOA’s lack of constraints.
- Dan Diephouse will cover the Atom Publishing Protocol and how to use it to build services.
- Jim Webber will cover the use of REST for enterprise integration.
I’ll be starting the track off after Stefan’s introduction with my REST Eye for the SOA Guy presentation.
I’ve spoken at more than my share of conferences over the years, and after awhile you kind of get numb to it, but not this time. In all honesty, I think this could very well be the strongest track of speakers I’ve ever been lucky enough to be a part of. All these guys have significant experience with building real-world systems and they have tremendous insights into both REST and SOA. I was already looking forward to QCon, given that it’s a direct spinoff of my most favorite conference, but after Stefan’s email reminded me of this “who’s who” list of speakers, I can’t wait to get there. I hope to see you there too!