Day two of the O’reilly/Adaptive Path AJAX confab in SF started as a continuation of day 1, with a series of presenters showing off their latest AJAX tricks.
More from the AJAX summit
Many of the morning presenters were presenting little web tweaks: tactical improvements to a site that make it just a little bit faster, easier, or have a clearer workflow. Technorati and Flickr both showed the minor improvements that they have made to their sites. These tweaks sound like they were a LOT of work to do. This is a big problem with AJAX: doing it “right” (for all browsers) means taking on a lot of technical complexity.
At Uzanto we use a Project Management technique called SCRUM.
It’s basically a short team meeting every day where each team member says
1) What they’ve done since the last meeting
2) What they plan on doing since the next meeting
3) Any roadblocks or dependencies that are holding them up
(lisp enthusiast, successful tech entrepreneur and author of the excellent book Hackers and Painters) is speaking at Berkeley tonight.
If you miss “Hiring is obsolete“, you can catch him 2 days later at PARC, for “How to Sell A Startup” (Note: the PARC talk costs 25$, the Berkeley talk is free). If you miss that, you can console yourself by reading some of his excellent essays.