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AJAXWorld 2007 East Keynote by Bret Taylor of Google Maps

Taylor also created "Ajax Cookbook"

Bret Taylor (pictured), the original author of the Google Maps JavaScript front end and the Google Maps API, will be giving the March 20 Morning Keynote at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East in New York City. Taylor, currently Senior Product Manager for Developer Programs at Google, will be addressing the audience of developers, architects, IT managers, CXOs, VCs, analysts, business/technology journalists gathered in the Grand Ballroom of The Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan, the historic venue for the biggest Web 2.0, RIA, and AJAX event anywhere on the East coast this year.

Taylor, who also created "Ajax Cookbook" at, because he saw a void in the information about AJAX programming available on the web, was previously the Product Manager for Google Maps and Google Local for two years.

The other keynotes at AJAXWorld 2007 East are being given by Douglas Crockford, Creator of JSON, and Brad Abrams, Microsoft's Group Program Manager for ASP.NET AJAX, formerly "Atlas."

The Most Distinguished Conference Faculty of the Year
AJAXWorld 2007 East  features more than 100 distinguished speakers who between them represent  the world's leading domain experts in designing, building, and deploying rich-web applications and solutions. 

The conference offers six simultaneous tracks over three information-packed days, March 19-21.

Other speakers include:

Jan Aaleman - Servoy, Brad Abrams - Microsoft, Aaron Adams - Cynergy Systems, Mike Aizatsky - JetBrains, Dean Allemang - TopQuadrant, John F. Andrews - Evans Data Corp, Troy Angrignon - Business Objects, Jean-Francois Arcand - Sun, Robb Beal - Laszlo Systems, Scott Blum - Google, Stowe Boyd - Blue Whale Labs, Bob Buffone - Nexaweb, Alex Bunardzic - Jooto, Kurt Cagle - Cagle Communications, Andre Charland - Nitobi, Christophe Coenraets - Adobe, Dan Cornell - Open Web Application Security Project, Douglas Crockford - Yahoo!, John Crupi - JackBe, Luis Derechin - JackBe, Nima Dilmaghani - Microsoft, John Eckman - Optaros, John Fallows - Brane Corporation, Jon Ferraiolo - OpenAjax Alliance, Jeremy Geelan - SYS-CON Media, Joshua Gertzen - ThinWire, Rob Gonda - iChameleon, Robert Goodman - IBM, Chris Gruber - IBM, Aaron Gustafson -, Andi Gutmans - Zend, Kris Hadlock -, Kevin Hakman - TIBCO, James Harmon - Object Training Group, Dion Hinchcliffe - Hinchcliffe & Co./AJAXWorld Magazine, Billy Hoffman - SPI Dynamics, Molly E. Holzschlag -, Kevin Hoyt - Adobe, Jonas Jacobi - Brane Corporation, Nathan Jakubiak - Parasoft, Ajit Jaokar - Futuretext, Karl Johnson - Cynergy Systems, TJ Kang - ThinkFree, Antun Karlovac - Laszlo Systems, Ritu Khanna - University of Michigan, Gavin King - JBoss/Red Hat, Riccardo La Rosa - Molecular, Jonathan Levin - JADE, Kent Libbey - Laszlo Systems, David Linthicum - The Linthicum Group, Kito Mann - JSF Central, Stephen Maryka - ICEsoft, Craig McClanahan - Sun, Eric Miraglia - Yahoo!, Greg Murray - Sun, Jim Phelan - Stream57, Jouk Pleiter - Backbase, Mike Potter - Adobe, Peggy Rackstraw - Laszlo Systems, Hooman Radfar - Clearspring Technologies, Juho Risku - Helmi Technologies, Gordon Ritter - Emergence Capital Partners, Steve Rubel - "Micropersuasion", Adam Sah - Google, Bruno Schaeffer - Canoo Engineering, Chris Schalk - Google, Dylan Schiemann - Sitepen / Dojo Foundation, Neil Sequeira - General Capital Partners, Seshubabu Simhadri - Global Computer Enterprises, Bret Simister - Laszlo Systems, Ric Smith - Oracle, Reginald Stadlbauer - froglogic, Joe Stagner - MIcrosoft, Ryan Stout - Freewebs, Yuval Tarsi - Serendipity Technologies, David Temkin - Laszlo Systems, Edward H. Trager - University of Michigan, Tony Tran - Roundarch, Andrew Trice - Cynergy Systems, Walker - Getahead / DWR, Coach Wei - Nexaweb, Dustin Whittle - Yahoo!, Dave Wolf -Cynergy Systems, Adam Wolff - Laszlo Systems, Bob Zurek - IBM.

AJAXWorld 2007 East Conference & Expo Receives
The Largest Number of Sponsor Support for Any Web 2.0 Event in 2007!

SYS-CON Events announced the "charter sponsors" of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East which includes; Laszlo Systems (Diamond Sponsor), JackBe (Platinum Sponsor), Adobe (Platinum Sponsor), Cynergy (Platinum Sponsor), Backbase (Gold Sponsor) Google (Gold Sponsor), Nexaweb (Gold Sponsor), ICEsoft (Gold Sponsor), Oracle (Gold Sponsor), Helmi Technologies (Gold Sponsor), JetBrains (Gold Sponsor), TIBCO (Gold Sponsor), Kapow Technologies (Gold Sponsor), Sun Microsystems (Silver Sponsor), Parasoft (Silver Sponsor), Servoy (Silver Sponsor), Etelos (Silver Sponsor),  Microsoft (Expo Plus Sponsor),  Lightstreamer (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor),  IT Mill (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), FrogLogic (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), ThinWire (Expo Sponsor), Quasar Tecnologies (Expo Sponsor), Zapatec (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), MB Technologies Bindows (Exhibitor), OpenSpot (Exhibitor), ILOG (Exhibitor), Passport Corporation (Exhibitor), Manning Publications (AJAX Book Sponsor), Apress (AJAX Book Sponsor), Conference Guru (Media Sponsor), Flash Goddess (Media Sponsor), AJAXWorld Magazine (Media Sponsor), Web 2.0 Journal (Media Sponsor), SYS-CON.TV (Media Sponsor), IT Mill (Media Sponsor), Methods & Tools (Media Sponsor), Web 2.0 Journal (Media Sponsor), and OASIS (Association Sponsor).


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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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Oil painting art 06/20/08 09:09:13 AM EDT

Wow! At long last, the right guy to speak about AJAX. Although I was not able to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event, I’ll bet it was truly successful. Is there any way that we can have a glimpse of the talk given by Mr. Taylor?

oil portrait painting artists 12/05/07 04:15:57 AM EST

I’ve heard and read a lot of excellent things about Bret. Unfortunately, all I’ve read were comments about his works. I’ve never encountered first hand any of his work or speeches. Please help me find one of these great masterpieces. I’ve been dying to hear or read the myself.

rugs 09/09/07 12:19:34 PM EDT

I've commented about Bret Taylor before and I think what he's done with Google, while admirable, is not enough to plug him in with the Distinguished Faculty 100. I'm not trying to be rude or callous or anything of that nature. I'm simply stating that I think it would be best if we had people giving speeches who made truly innovate changes. We're all so caught up in Google that we forget that these changes they're making aren't really all that extraordinary. I'm not putting down on Taylor's work, but could we at least get someone in the speaker lineup who was creating something that changed the way we do business on the net forever? A map feature on Google has not done fact, they have quite a long way to go with this development to make it worthy of contending with mapquest.

shopping 09/08/07 03:20:09 PM EDT

I would have been excited about this keynote speech if it weren't for the fact that I am so adamantly against AJAX. I really feel that 90% or more of the time AJAX is a complete waste of time and that it was created by someone who was about to lose their job because they didn't spend long enough on a project to merit their existence so they created AJAX so they could waste thousands of billable hours doing something that could have been written in the notes section of a design. What is the point of going through and deciding in writing how things need to work? Especially if you're going to change that storyboard 59 times? Why note write down what you want done and give it to the designer and then talk it out with them? They take notes on what you want done to what they've started building and they make those additions and changes so you can make sure it will work before wasting time. Is that such a bad method?

Toner Dave 03/13/07 11:19:54 PM EDT

Google maps is great, but has anyone heard Bret Taylor speak? Is he a good communicator?

ajax news 03/08/07 07:58:20 PM EST

Bret Taylor, the original author of the Google Maps JavaScript front end and the Google Maps API, will be giving the March 20 Morning Keynote at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 in New York City. Taylor, who also created 'Ajax Cookbook,' at is currently Senior Product Manager for Developer Programs at Google.