Simon Willison and Jeremy Ruston
I found out about the gathering from Simon Willison's blog. I'm a fan of Simon's online work, so getting a chance to meet him in person was tempting. I'm not a people person, and meeting new people isn't something I do well, but with a little cajoling from Derek Featherstone, I decided to drop by and meet some of the scripting legends.
I got there, and almost left just as quickly, but I got waved over. Introducing myself and I find myself sitting next to Simon! We found out the others had been inside for quite some time so we headed down to the basement, via the bar, where I bought Simon a drink. Also bought a drink for someone else, and we got chatting. Said his name was Jeremy Ruston - the name rings a bell, but I can't put my finger on it. And it bugs me for days, until I rediscover TiddlyWiki. Small world! (And thanks for introducing yourself!)
The people I already met
The big guns
Three guys I didn't recognise, but were obviously well respected. Simon Willison and Andy Budd were huddled around a Powerbook talking to someone about the imminent launch of Odeo - I'd seen the hype around Evan William's podcast web service, and recalled that an established and highly talented designer was doing the design work. We were looking at the design work from the designer himself - none other than Dunstan Orchard.
Setting a new direction
Forward with hope
- WaSP: Web Standards Project announces the DOM Scripting Task Force
- DOM Scripting Task Force
- Jeremy Keith: May the Task Force be with you
- PPK: WaSP DOM Scripting Task Force
- Stuart Langridge: The WaSP DOM Scripting Task Force
- Christian Heilmann: Joining Ranks: Here comes the DOM Scripting Taskforce
- Derek Featherstone: More Buzz: DOM Scripting Task Force Launched
- Molly Holzschlag: YAWTF - Yet Another WaSP Task Force