Tuesday Afternoon at O'Reilly's P2P & Web Services Conference
by Derrick Story
The expo floor kicked into high gear on Tuesday afternoon with activity
ranging from informal demonstrations of new products to casual conversation
about the topics being presented in the sessions and panel discussions.
Fittingly, the day closed with a talk by Michael Conner, IBM Distinguished
Engineer, about Web services and its impact on business.
All photos by Derrick Story, the O'Reilly Network. Press may use photos on this page as long as credit is attributed to D. Story/O'Reilly Network.
During the afternoon break on Tuesday, Brandon Wiley, the
first Freenet programmer having worked with its inventor Ian Clarke, grabs a
bite to eat and visits with friends.
The expo floor opened on Tuesday in the hotel
Promenade. Exhibitors demonstrated that there are commercial applications for P2P technologies such as here at the Ecosys booth.
There were many one-to-one interactions on the expo
floor, such as this conversation at the PeerSwitch booth.
During an in-depth presentation at the Thinkstream table, this
attendee learns about more about their P2P offering.
Since refreshments were served in the same area as the
expo demonstrations, there was a nice flow of conference attendees around the booths.
Outside of the roundtables and lectures ad hoc groups would
form to carry on the conversations.
Michael Conner, Ph. D., IBM Distinguished Engineer,
explained how Web services will change the business landscape during his
closing keynote talk, "Web Services: The Next Horizon of e-business.
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