Monday, March 05, 2007

Rosenberg Last Night: Hillside Club Cybersalon

Fun to be in Berkeley for last night's Cybersalon at The Hillside Club to hear Scott Rosenberg (the Salon journalist) talk about his new book, Dreaming In Code.

The book, with the full title, Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software, chronicles Mitch Kapor's Chandler Project.

Scott did minimal book promotion last night however and instead, hosted a panel on the subject, "Why Is Software So Hard?"

Here's who was on the panel, per the Hillside Club's blog:
Eric Allman, email pioneer and founder of Sendmail; Chad Dickerson, manager of the Yahoo Developer Network; Lisa Dusseault, fellow at Commercenet and former standards architect at OSAF; and Jaron Lanier, computer scientist and virtual reality pioneer.

Sylvia Paull hosts the Cybersalon and did a fine job of it, per usual. She looks so good ... trim, fit, lively ... and gives credit to her own "alternative energy" program ... getting rid of her car! This is a program I hear more and more people choosing with terrific results. Good to see the local geeks turn out in full force, including Dave Winer, Mary Hodder and other notables.

Did you get the book yet? You can find Dreaming In Code here.