First off if you didn't watch Udi Dahan talk on the SOA then you missed a treat, a real pro speaking on a topic that he and a very few others in the .NET space are way ahead of the rest of us on. Brilliant stuff and the video is now online at Vimeo.
We've also now planned the next couple of E-VANs which will focus on REST, the first will be with Alan Dean where he will cover facts and fallacies related to REST.
Alan is a real authority on REST and he's got a great talk ready so this is a great chance to find out more about REST. In addition if you have any particular questions for Alan, or topics you'd like to discuss in detail, then you can add them to the existing topic on the google group.
Start Time on Monday July 06 (7:00PM GMT)
In France/Germany/Belgium: 9:00PM
In UK is: 8:00PM
EST in the US is: 3:00PM (EST)
PST in the US is: 12:00PM (Midday)
The session will last around 90 minutes and on timings see this world clock site or more information.
http://snipr.com/virtualaltnet (Live Meeting)
Stefan Tilkov has kindly agreed to do another E-VAN one on REST at the start of August. In addition we are going to see if we can organize another one for mid-July, creating a bit of a REST theme for the next month or so which we hope you'll enjoy.
We've also got a couple of people in mind that we want to get on looking further into August and beyond, more to come on that once myself and Jan contact the people :P
Feedback - Tell us how to do better
So far I think the E-VAN is going well, great people talking about interesting topics. Live Meeting has been a bit flaky and time zones are a pain but other than that I'm pretty happy with it.
However we want to know where you guys think things can improve so if you get a chance we'd be interested in hearing your feedback using the new google group. I'm interested to see if we can get more open discussions going and to explore whether an online book club is a good idea...