DIDW 2004 Wrap-up

I'm back at home and feeling great about the trip. As usual, Phil, Andre, Eric, and Kathi did a bang-up job of putting together a conference that was well run and fun to be at. Overall the talks were good and I found plenty there to get me thinking.

I'd love to see the conference expanded along one crucial axis, however. There's not much of a developer presence there and I think that they miss a big part of the identity puzzle without it. They also risk becoming a collection of vendors, which will pay the bills, but not necessarily achieve the goals I think Phil has of this being about all aspect of identity. There's plenty of open source and other work going on that touches identity. DIDW needs to find a way to reach out to that community and mix it in with what they've got. The result could be truly electric.

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