Tales from Three Conferences

by Daniel H. Steinberg

This week we bring you three interviews from three different conferences. From MacWorld, photographer Peter Krogh talks about the first things he does when he imports his RAW images into his computer. Brad Fitzpatrick of LiveJournal and Six Apart tells chromatic about how he grew and sold his business and about the technology behind it in a conversation recorded at the MySQL users conference. Joshua Marinacci tells Chris Adamson what makes Swing swing in a pre-JavaOne conversation. (DTF 05-15-2006: 27 minutes 20 seconds)

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Distributing the Future May 22, 2006: "Tales from Three Conferences."

1:04 Handling Images

What do you do after you import your RAW images into your computer? Peter Krogh, author of The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers has some ideas. He encourages you to add some metadata and to evaluate your shots right away. (7:44)

8:48 Behind LiveJournal

chromatic interviewed Brad Fitzpatrick of LiveJournal and Six Apart about how he built LiveJournal from a business and technology standpoint. (13:11)

21:59 Making Swing Swing

At the community meetings before the JavaOne conference, site editor Chris Adamson interviewed Joshua Marinacci. The two have co-authored Swing Hacks, which has recently been translated into Japanese. They also talked about programming and about Joshua's work on the SwingX project. (4:40)

Total running time: 27:20

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Production Notes

The initial montage is from Tim O'Reilly, recorded at OSCON '04 and in a phone interview with Doug Kaye of IT Conversations, and is used with permission. "The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet" is a quote from author William Gibson that Tim used with attribution.

The credits, including special thanks to David Battino for composing and performing the theme music. David can be found at and also edits O'Reilly's Digital Audio site. David provided a lot of help and feedback getting this program launched. We used Soundtrack Pro, Bias Peak, and Audio Hijack Pro to put it together.

Daniel H. Steinberg is the editor for the new series of Mac Developer titles for the Pragmatic Programmers. He writes feature articles for Apple's ADC web site and is a regular contributor to Mac Devcenter. He has presented at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, MacWorld, MacHack and other Mac developer conferences.

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