Farewell 2009, Hello 2010
I hope that everyone had as good a holiday season as I had, and that everyone is ready for an exciting 2010. As I hope everyone knows, 2010 is starting out big for our program with our Developer Summit that will be on January 6 at the Palms. Unfortunately, we had so many sign up we had to close registration site (over 1200–but there will be limited on-site registration), then we will be making our technical materials available at some time in the near future.
This is our fourth summit and they grow bigger every year. This one includes keynotes by some of our execs, four tracks of content, then a code camp that will go until 3am. I was promised that there will be someone making milkshakes at the code camp (along with all the normal great developer food) but we will see. I really want to thank our sponsors, which include RIM, Symbian and others. Someone from RIM will also be presenting with me on technical track.
One thing we will do more in 2010 is blog—that is one of my resolutions. Our team has been very busy working on redesigning our portal and creating a lot of new content, but we know we should blog more. We are also going to get external bloggers to contribute.
I will be talking about this in my session, but when I think of 2009 moving into 2010 I think about transitions and inflection points. As much as the mobile industry has changed with the introduction of new platforms and better distribution, I think even bigger changes are in stores for the future. These include network enablers and the move to three screens. I think this space is very challenging, particularly with the many new entrants and emerging applications, but these new technologies really should create great opportunities.
I do not want to write too much more now, because with my big mouth I do not want to give hints to the announcements at show. If not attending, I really suggest following our Twitter account (attdeveloper), then I will write another blog later in the week.
To close, I always try to add some personal items of interest to almost nobody but myself. In college football, I think Alabama will easily beat Texas for BCS—and I feel bad Boise State is not getting opportunity. In pro football, I think Indianapolis and the Cowboys will meet in the Super bowl, with Manning getting another ring. For the Oscars, I am not sure this year. I know “Up in the Air” has some good buzz, but I was not sure it was worthy. Avatar is amazing, but not a great story. I have not seen Precious. I will revisit that pick later. On TV, I am still watching my normal reality shows—looking forward to American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, curious about that Undercover Boss show. In fall, Sons of Anarchy was incredible—not many seem to be watching that show, but should. I am also just getting into the David Tennant Dr. Who series—he really does excellent, although it was sad when Billie Piper left. A strength of that series is how characters kind of come and go, but I would have stuck with those two longer. Modern Family is probably best new show on networks. I am looking forward to Big Love and return of Lost.