Talking at BarCampIreland

I have decided to talk at BarCampIreland this Saturday in Cork.  I am going to talk about AJAX Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. The title of the presentation is

AJAX, How a 'toilet cleaner' is improving website interaction

I have decided to pitch my presentation at a non-technical audience as I suspect that a lot of the people attending would not need to know about the differecnce between synchronous and asynchronous coummunication but would like to know what you can achieve with it.

Lets hope it goes well and the audience enjoys it. 
  1. #1 by walter on September 26, 2006 - 12:10 pm

    Hi Stephen,

    That’s Great!
    Looking forward to chatting at BarCamp.


  2. #2 by Stephen Downey on September 26, 2006 - 12:18 pm

    Thanks Walter,

    Hope all is going well with PXN8.

    See you Saturday

  3. #3 by James Corbett on September 26, 2006 - 3:52 pm

    This is one talk I’m particularly looking forward to Stepehen – I’m a techie alright but never had an aptitude for programming.

  4. #4 by Stephen Downey on September 26, 2006 - 4:04 pm

    Hey James,

    I was trying to think of something that is not being covered by anyone else, hope it doesn’t step on the toes of the Web 2.0 talk but I’ll try to keep it specific.

    I’m just going to give a high overview of what is going on under the hood with AJAX and show a few comparisons of an AJAX enabled site and non-AJAX enabled site.

    I’ll prepare a few code examples as well just in case we have a few techies that are looking for it.

    Really looking forward to the weekend.


  5. #5 by Paul Browne - Technology in Plain English on September 27, 2006 - 5:39 pm


    I’m going to miss your talk , but good luck with it!

    You could also through in the story about a certain dutch football thought their online marketing was going great when their number of hits tripled over night (about 12 months back!)


  6. #6 by Stephen Downey on September 28, 2006 - 9:26 am

    Thanks Paul,

    It’s a pity you can not make it this weekend. Looks like it should be a good weekend.
    I’ll make sure to include the comment on the football team in my presentation. I’d say the marketing team thought their ships had come in. 🙂


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