Opening Keynote by Stuart Charlton

Stuart Charlton photoStuart Charlton (@svrc) is an independent consultant in the areas of RESTful systems integration, cloud computing, and agile development. He maintains an occasionally updated blog on REST and the Cloud, called "Stu Says Stuff."Formerly he was the General Manager of IT Infrastructure & Operations at Canadian Pacific, the CTO of Elastra, and an Enterprise Architect at BEA Systems.

Pat Cappelaere - RESTful Patterns for [OGC] Enterprise Services

Pat CappelaerePat Cappelaere is an independant Software Architect. His current work involves the development of the NASA SensorWeb, which provides seamless access to satellites and automatically generated products. Pat is also chairing the Open Geospatial Consortium "RESTFul Services Policy" Standards Working Group. He has been involved with many open source projects including Community Mapbuilder, Rools, and now RIP.

Darrel Miller - 7 Rs of Hypermedia

Darrel Miller is CTO at Tavis Software. Tavis Software is an ISV that targets a small vertical market in the world of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.

Darrel has been responsible for the architecture, design, development, deployment, support and maintenance of distributed business systems using ISAM databases, client/server databases, SOAP based services and most recently REST based systems.

Darrel has been writing software professionally for 18 years. The last 4 years have been spent discovering the benefits of the REST. His particular focus is on the use of REST to develop non-browser based line-of-business applications. He is a Connected Systems Developer Microsoft MVP and a member of the Microsoft Web API advisory board.

Mike Amundsen - REST-like Wisdom from Celebrity Internet Memes

Mike AmundsenMike Amundsen is Principal API Architect for Layer 7 Technologies. An internationally known author and lecturer, he travels throughout the United States and Europe consulting and speaking on a wide range of topics including distributed network architecture, Web application development, Cloud computing, and other subjects. His recent work focuses on the role hypermedia plays in creating and maintaining applications that can successsfully evolve over time. He has more than a dozen books to his credit. His most recent book is "Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 and Node" He also contributed to the book "RESTful Web Services Cookbook" (by Subbu Allamaraju). He is currently working on a new book on "cloud stack" programming. When he is not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his family in Kentucky, USA.

Leonard Richardson - Following Instrsucftions

I'm the co-author of RESTful Web Services and the developer of Beautiful Soup. These days I mostly write science fiction.

Matt Bishop - HATEOAS Your Cake and Eat It Too

Matt BishopMatt Bishop is the Senior Product Architect at Elastic Path (EP). He and the dev team at EP have been busy for the last 18 months building out a Level 3 REST (HATEOAS) API for their high-end ecommerce system.

Before that Matt was an Innovation Architect at SAP researching REST, trying to find a way to move SAP from SOAP to REST (failed) he also researched Comet and mobile applications. Before that was a stint working on mobile apps in the technical service industry (lots of mud, dust and toxic waste). Before that Matt worked at BEA on Weblogic Workshop 7 and 8 (Eclipse sucked back then too). Before that he developed software to print magazines and newspapers which is way more interesting that it sounds.

There's a few other before-thats, including Atari Computers (not the games). Matt has been building internet apps (hello Server-Side Applets!) since when people thought AOL was the internet and the cool kids had shotgunned dialup.

Sam Ramji - How Many Versions

Sam RamjiSam Ramji is a software strategist and open source pragmatist. He works at Apigee as the head of strategy, and volunteers at Outercurve Foundation (an open source foundation sponsored by Microsoft and AOL) and the Open Cloud Initiative.

I grew up in Oakland, California and started programming at age 9 when the local public schools put in a set of Commodore Pet 16K computers. Stopped writing real code in 2000, but for some reason I can't get away from software and have been working in the industry since 1994. Cognitive science geek.

Lightning Talkers

At REST Fest, everyone speaks. Each attendee has something valuable and interesting to contribute, and we don't want to miss out!

Checkout our People wiki page for bios and Five-in-Five "lightning" talk proposals. Join us on Friday and Saturday, and make your contribution!

REST Fest 2010 Attendees Map