There’s no business like code business…

A few days ago, I attended the Mozilla Developer Day @ the Mozilla Foundation’s headquarters. I’d made a good impression (and handed out a couple resumes) talking for about 30 seconds about my serverpost widget and asking a few questions during the sessions. Since then, I’d put my MathML editor project on hold, as I heard a rumor that someone else had a MathML editor nearly finished.
Having heard nothing about this supposed editor since then, I decided I was going to start working on mine again today.
And then this little gem showed up in my e-mail:

Dear Alexander,
Congratulations! You have been accepted as a presenter for
the O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2004 at the Portland
Marriott Downtown, Portland, Oregon, July 26, 2004 - July 30, 2004.
The following proposal has been accepted as a 45 minute
session for the event:
"Mathematics and the WWW:  The abacus.mozdev project"
The exact schedule will be determined soon, and you will
be notified of the time of your sessions(s), although the
times and dates are subject to change.
...

Needless to say, I’m very happy. I get to attend all the sessions I want, I’m promoting Mozilla at OSCON, and I have a deadline to get things going, including a good slideshow presentation. My work on new stuff for Mozilla App Suite is starting to pay off. The only thing that could make me happier would be a job offer.

5 thoughts on “There’s no business like code business…”

  1. Excelent! Congrats on being accepted as a presenter!!
    >”My work on new stuff for Mozilla App Suite is starting to pay off.”
    The way you mention “Mozilla App Suite”, does this mean we won’t be seeing a MathML editor that is compatible with Firefox?

  2. Jed, the intent of the MathML editor initially is to work as a module which is not, I repeat not, standalone. I’m aiming it for Mozilla Composer / Nvu, initially.
    As for Mozilla Firefox — and Mozilla’s Navigator application — I don’t see that strong a use for MathML editing yet. That doesn’t mean it won’t work. As I said, I’ll be designing it to be an applet you can use in just about anything. But it doesn’t have load/save capabilities on its own, really.
    Incidentally, the testbed wrappers I’ll be creating will run in Mozilla’s Navigator and almost certainly in Firefox as well. So don’t worry about it too much. 😉

  3. I don’t know, since I didn’t hear it directly. My guess is “probably not”, based on the version info mentioned in that page.

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