Jay Cuthrell presented his thoughts and experiences today at a TIMA (Triangle Interactive Marketing Association) lunch and learn. Jay is an experienced web developer/engineer/tech geek and claims that the possibilities that Google Wave presents the dev community today get him as pumped up as if it were 1993 and he was digging in to a Web server.
For Jay – the developer’s tool set for tomorrow starts here: http://www.waveprotocol.org/
I am NOT a developer and much of what Jay described melted my brain, much like the chocolate in the cookies that were served at the event (hot and right out of the oven – damn good!) But what I could piece together is that Wave is a new way that data will get brokered, mined, aggregated, served and disseminated and that Google’s current Wave is just one example. Devs like Cuthrell are going to dive into Wave servers and create new tools for developers and for the public. Right now, Google’s Wave seems like fancy IM and previously, Wave didn’t alert me to tell me that I was missing a conversation if I wasn’t logged in. Now, Wave will send me an e-mail alert but I have to know how to set those up… which I now know how to do! (Thanks @qthrul!) But who knows what developers will produce with Wave in the near future – for enterprise solutions or for the consumer. For example, I’d like to see Outlook get more Wavey.. more collaborative, more useful and realtime. I use Salesforce and apparently the company is digging in DEEP to develop offerings with Wave; CRM makes a logical pairing for this new way of gathering and communicating data.
Truth be told – I’m not smart enough to see the future given what I absorbed today. I am smart enough to recognize that Wave will change the game for online communications – and I’m really excited to see what folks like Jay create for us all.
For Jay’s complete presentation deck from today – click here.
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