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AJAX World Expo to Take Place Monday Through Wednesday in San Jose, CA

The steady rise of enterprise RIAs has led to the most buoyant, highest-octane AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo lineup yet!

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On Monday October 20 in San Jose, California, the top Rich Internet Applications event of the Fall opens its doors: the 6th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo, with top industry keynotes from Microsoft's Silverlight supremo Scott Guthrie and Adobe's Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Lynch, headlining a lineup of speakers that includes some of the finest front end engineers, UI experts, user experience specialists, and software industry innovators anywhere in the world.

There will be a Full Expo Floor for two of the event's three days

Delegates to the 6th International AJAXWorld will be able to join Guthrie as he discusses how Microsoft is contributing to help move the Web forward via a commitment to standards development and Rich Internet Applications - and learn from him how Silverlight, AJAX and media all enable a whole new generation of RIAs.

Then the very next day they will be able to join Adobe’s Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch, who helped originally coin the term "Rich Internet Application" in 2002, as he demonstrates how Flash and HTML come together to make engaging, effective user experiences across operating systems and browsers and focused on real-world examples of RIA technologies available today, including the free, open source Flex framework.

Throughout the 90+ breakout sessions that complement these two top keynotes attendees will see countless demonstrations of cutting-edge RIA development at work, and will truly able to explore for themselves, throughout the three intense days of the show, the future of Web applications both within and beyond the browser.

Packed keynote room at a previous AJAXWorld RIA Conference
Two Great Keynotes from Two Industry Executives Whose Teams Are Helping Create the Future of the Web
Opening Keynote - Monday, October 20th, 2008

"Moving the Web Forward: AJAX, Web Standards,
and Rich Internet Application"

by Scott Guthrie, Microsoft's Developer Platform VP
Join Scott Guthrie as he discusses Microsoft’s commitment to web standards development, Rich Internet Applications and how Microsoft is contributing to help move the web forward. Watch as Scott showcases the absolutely free version of Visual Studio that supports standard semantic markup, CSS, JavaScript ,and 3rd party AJAX framework support. Follow along as he introduces ASP.NET MVC and its focus in building lightweight standard web solutions. Learn how Silverlight, AJAX and media all enable a whole new generation of Rich Internet Applications.

Scott Guthrie was a founding member of the .NET Framework team and today runs the development teams that deliver the CLR, ASP.NET, Silverlight, WPF, IIS7, and the Visual Studio tools for Web, WPF and Silverlight development. Previously the General Manager of Microsoft's Developer Division, he was promoted to Corporate Vice President in February '08.


Day Two Keynote - Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

"The Web Experience Revolution"
by Adobe's Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Lynch
Join Adobe’s Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch as he demonstrates how Flash and HTML come together to make the most engaging, effective user experiences across operating systems and browsers, with unparalleled expressiveness and the fastest delivery of innovation on the Web. Lynch will focus on real-world examples of technologies available today, including the free, open source Flex framework and scripting integration across Flash and HTML. View demonstrations of cutting-edge RIA development at work, and the future of Web applications both within and beyond the browser.

Kevin Lynch helped originally coin the term "Rich Internet Application" in 2002. He has been at the center of innovation in Flash and Adobe AIR since their inception, and currently drives Adobe’s technology platform for designers and developers across desktops and devices. Previously Adobe's Chief Software Architect, he was promoted to CTO in February '08.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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