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dconstruct conference

Andy Budd speaking at dconstruct
(there, in the distance.)
Last Friday I was at dconstruct, the 'Web 2.0 grassroots conference' organised by clear:left.

I was a bit unsure of what it would be like, and it turned out to be: good!

The morning's talks were particularly good, covering what Web 2.0 is, or may be, and how it's being used by various companies.

The whole 'Web 2.0' moniker hype was put to bed somewhat by practically every speaker saying it was just a general marketing term to cover a lot of current technologies and the way they're being used. Andy turned out to be an enthusiastic speaker who gave a lively talk to kick off the day.

The afternoon talk by Tom Hume was particularly interesting because it stood out as being about the web and where it's going, but with a slant from the world of mobile phones and services rather than the desktop. I thought it brought a whole level of business-reality to the proceedings that otherwise might have just been "wooo, cool technology."

There are copies of the slides and MP3s of the talks becoming available.
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