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“Please no product pitches”

Most conferences say something similar when they open the call for papers. While I understand the reasoning and motivation behind such statement, organizers shouldn’t be afraid of a talk that demonstrates a particular service or product. The key of course, if that service or product provides a great value, increases productivity, or solves a problem very well.

Most conferences prefer talks on open source projects. There are some truly amazing open source projects. But, just because something is open source or free, doesn’t always mean it’s a great framework. In many instances there is a vendor behind the open source project that wants you to pay for consulting services when using its “free” framework.

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Max Katz heads Developer Relations for Appery.io, a cloud-based mobile app platform. He loves trying out new and cool REST APIs in mobile apps. Max is the author of two books “Practical RichFaces” (Apress 2008, 2011), DZone MVB (Most Valuable Blogger), and is a frequent speaker at developer conferences. You can find out what Max is up to on his blog: http://maxkatz.org and Twitter: @maxkatz.