I've decided to make the trek down the peninsula this weekend to hang out at BAR Camp. I'll be there Saturday talking about Pandora, the Music Genome Project, and making sure that everyone that's there can get a invitation to our preview. It might also be fun to talk a bit about how a purely community-driven system (say, via Tags) compares with what we're doing with the Genome and how the two approaches can compliment and enhance one another.
I can also talk a good bit about how we chose between an AJAX front end and one built with OpenLaszlo. Our experience with OpenLaszlo has been incredible; it was the perfect choice for us.
All of these meetups are such a great thing for the tech community - so many great ideas getting passed back and forth. I'm really looking forward to this one. If for whatever reason you've hesitated to attend one of these "open invite" events, I'd encourage you to get over it and stop in. In my experience there's always some great conversation and everyone is made to feel welcome. (Tags: barcamp)