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(Winston Churchill on life at a startup)
Well, not quite. Working in a startup means working in an ever-changing environment. We expect you to be flexible, do what needs to be done when needed, but offer flexibility in return. We care about good work and meeting deadlines. We don’t care where or when you do it, as long as you keep true to mutual agreements which include occasional meetings and we promise not to overburden you with work. A self-reliant member of a team is how you see yourself.
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I hear that other blogs are covering the mix pretty goood, so I’m not even going to try to compete. I don’t have much time to surf the web or open and more importantly read the feeds.
I’ll just mention a few things I find interesting. The first one would be the DLR or the possibility to run dynamic languages in the .net environment. They’re saying that Iroonpython is much faster than the defaul implementation because of the platform. I guess this should give hope to Ruby developers that one day Ruby’s gonna be fast. They even wrote a new JScript parser for it.
Sitting in the biSitting in the big Palazzo M room waiting for the last keynote also gives me time to comment on a few other things. It’s really hard to be thirsty or hungry around here. There’s free stuff everywhere – lots of it. The breakfast and lunch are full meals, not only quick bites or fingerfood, which is also great.
As I said in the previous post it is a bit cold though. The fiifth floor where I’m at now is ok, but the fourth where most of the sessions happen is less comfortable. It’s too cold for short sleeves but not cold enough that a sweater would be a perfect solution.
The conference staff is really friendly, not only the Microsoft but all the others as well. What is lacking is more charging stations which forces users to squat the hallways where you can plug yourself into the matrix directly.
Another thing I noticed was that a lot of people have tablet or tablet convertible portable computers. I find this very interesting since there aren’t really that many different models available. Also there aren’t may macs here, which was expected since that’s the competition. I sometimes feel a bit out of line with my linux powered Nokia N800.
More tomorrow. If you want to read more about the conference visit technorati and search for mix07. If you don’t like to read or want to ask something visit Spletne urice @ Kiberpipa on wednesday, May 9 2007.
I’ve launched a Slovenian OpenID site at openid.si. I’m looking for other Slovenian OpenID enthusiasts that would help build a meaningful center for all Slovenian OpenID users and developers.
It’s a long road that OpenID has to travel to become a serious player on the landscape of the internet. If you think it’s the right way to go and are willing to do something about it you’re welcome to join us – contact details at openid.si.
At the same time I would like to mention that we’ll be having (probably the first Slovenian) OpenID talk at Spletne urice on 18 April at 19:00. Sebastjan Trepca, the founder of Slovenian Orthodox Users of Python, developer of Marela and a web developer at Parsek, will be talking about what OpenID is and how to implement a client and a server.
If you want to read more about OpenID head over to openid.si to find a bunch of OpenID resource links. If you have more don’t hesitate to email.