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.