Finally got a chance to catch a breath of New York air after spending most of last week in Boston at Mashup Camp 3.
Mashup Camp is an unconference-style event which brings together great minds in the Internet software community and focuses on discussing and creating interoperable services. A good example of a web mashup is an application which utilizes data from several different services and coherently presents this information in a useful way.
The event also features a competition where the attendees have a chance to present their work to small groups of people spending just a few minutes with each group. Afterwards the other attendees can give the creator a wooden nickel as a sign of approval. The project with the most wooden nickels wins.
This was tons of fun!