I just noticed that last month, I only wrote 6 blog entries (Paul frequently hits that number in a day)... My slowest month in a long time.
This wasn't about a lack of things to write about -- there's more than enough stuff going on out there that is clearly calling out for my essential input :-). My lack of posting has been because my free time (what little there is) has been taken up by the updating of my Open Source Liberty ID-WSF implementation to have some of the functionality documented in the new Advanced Client specifications.
No, it isn't done yet, but I just had to take a breather and do something fun like post a blog article about not blogging. I'm sure Paul will find some higher meaning in my doing so :-).
But, no worries, the interoperability event is scheduled for the first week of June in Dulles, Virginia (yeah, that's a real place, not just an airport -- although the airport was first). I should have my head above water by then.
In the meantime, I'm off to Munich to participate in the European Identity Conference hosted by Kuppinger Cole. I'll be in 3 sessions there:
- A panel (Identity Federation and User-Centric Identity – How will it affect Business and IT Infrastructures) with Dick Hardt, André Durand (Ping Identity), and Jörg Heuer (Deutch Telecom). I don't think I know Jörg, but there's usually lots of fun when Dick and I are in the same room at the same time :-).
- A presetnation session (Identity Capable Platform) where I will talk about some of the research work done in the area of client based identity, a joint POC between Intel, British Telecom, and HP, and the latest Liberty Alliance Advanced Client specifications.
- A tutorial session (Implementing Secure Liberty Alliance Web Services)with John Kemp (Nokia) and Sampo Kellomäki (Symlabs) talking about developing secure web services.
It should be a fun week! I hope to see many friends there.