I'll be speaking at 360iDev in Austin this November: Get Your Head in the Clouds: Tools and Resources for Building Great Networked Apps.
Here's the session description:
There's no question about it: the most valuable apps are ones that are networked with other apps and information services. We'll take a broad look at tools and resources that you can use to build great networked apps. Then we'll dive into a specific example that's built with a variety of different technologies that you can use to make your own comparisons and build your own apps. Specific topics we'll cover include data-driven app architecture, Google App Engine and other hosting options, working with APIs (finding them, creating them, and making them great), and big data storage solutions including relational and NoSQL database engines.
This year I've become a fan and user of MongoDB. I'm looking forward to sharing more about that and also to seeing some of my Texas friends while I'm in Austin. (I'm glad we're not meeting in August!)