ebaydevcon 2007: done
eBay Developers Conference 2007 is history. Compared to the last year’s event in Vegas, I noticed a few differences in Boston.
First (as this is a Skype developer blog), Skype was no longer the “most beautiful girl on the dancefloor”, but an equal member of the eBay family just as PayPal and marketplaces. While in Vegas we held the lab sessions and manned a booth, this year we just gave our presentations — and, of course, talked and listened to a lot of people. By the way, all the slide decks are available for download and may be used under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license.
Second, although the number of attendees was probably a bit smaller than last year, the presentations and the audience seemed to be a bit more focused. And if I have to choose between quantity and quality, then… well, you know I run our software certification program, so this choice really is a no-brainer.
Finally (although this is probably not too significant in terms of world revolution), I just happen to like Boston much more than Vegas.