A Conference for Add-On Developers
Here's an interesting conference happening on December 11, 2008 in Mountain View, California. Google, Microsoft and Mozilla are joining forces to bring you a conference all about creating Add-ons for the browser.

Add-On Conference Basics

The Add-On Conference is a one day event happening on December 11, 2008 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. This is the first conference of its kind and is expected to be a sell-out event. Registration costs US$150 and includes your meals and some goodies (whatever they may be). The conference, primarily sponsored by Mozilla and Microsoft, has two tracks -- one for Developers of Add-Ons and one for Business Marketing.

Conference Keynotes

There are two keynotes, one in the morning and one at the end of the day: * Add-On Business Models: Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed will take a look at some of the most successful Add-On companies showing which business models have the best chance of success. * The Future of the Browser: Add-Ons are expected to be a major part of the success of any browser in the future. This keynote will be a moderated discussion of how that future will look.

Conference Agenda

The day is packed with some interesting discussions on Add-Ons. Some of the sessions include: * From Firefox to IE: Writing Extensions that Work Cross-Browser * Add-ons and Mashup Development: How to Leverage 3rd Party APIs Effectively * Distribution Strategies: Growing the pipe to grow adoption * Case Study building and Marketing Add-on's for IE8 There are not a huge amount of details about this conference and some of the sessions, but we expect it will be a popular event with the Browser Wars going so strong at the moment. If you aren't sure, just take a look at some of the names in the industry that are expected to be in attendance and possibly presenting. For a full listing of the conference session and registration details, see the website. Also note that it is stated that if there are any profits, a portion of them will be donated to the One Laptop Per Child organization -- a good reason to attend alone.