Kevin Yank and Cameron Adams – Web APIs and Mashups, work you don’t have to do

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Adding JavaScript to your portfolio used to mean more work. Thanks to the wide range of APIs springing up from the likes of Google (Mail, Maps, Ads, Calendar, Search, etc.), Yahoo! (Flickr, Maps, Search, etc.) and Microsoft (Virtual Earth), JavaScript can actually save you a lot of work these days. JavaScript veterans Cameron Adams (The Man In Blue) and Kevin Yank (SitePoint) will take a whirlwind (and somewhat irreverant) tour of the "free stuff" you get from JavaScript today, and the creative things people are doing with it.

About Cameron Adams and Kevin Yank

Cameron Adams

Cameron AdamsCameron Adams has a degree in law and one in science; naturally he chose a career in Web development. When pressed, he labels himself a “Web Technologist” because he likes to have a hand in graphic design, JavaScript, CSS, Perl (yes, Perl), and anything else that takes his fancy that morning. While running his own business he’s consulted and worked for numerous government departments, nonprofit organisations, large corporations and tiny startups.

Cameron is one of the founders and judges of the Web Standards Awards – a site that aims to promote web site design using W3C standards by seeking out and highlighting the finest standards-compliant sites on the Internet. He has also written a book – The JavaScript Anthology – which is one of the most complete question and answer resources on modern JavaScript techniques.

You can see more of Cameron’s design work on his portfolio, and if you’re interested his services are available for hire.

Cameron lives in Melbourne, Australia, where – between coding marathons – he likes to play soccer and mix some tunes for his irate neighbours.

Kevin Yank

Kevin Yank is a professional know-it-all. As Technical Director of, he keeps abreast of all that is new and exciting in the world of web technology. He oversees all of SitePoint’s technical publications – books, articles, newsletters and blogs – but is best known for his book, Build Your Own Database Driven Website Using PHP & MySQL, now in its third edition.

Kevin also writes The SitePoint Tech Times, a free e-mail newsletter first published in November 2000 that goes out to over 120,000 subscribers worldwide every two weeks, and regularly contributes to SitePoint’s blogs.

Kevin is thinly spread in his spare time, performing improvised comedy with Impro Melbourne, co-producing the Lost Out Back podcast, contributing to open source projects like the BlogBridge feed reader and flying light aircraft whenever he can afford to.

10 responses to “Kevin Yank and Cameron Adams – Web APIs and Mashups, work you don’t have to do”:

    • By: Steve Murdoch
    • September 29th, 2006

    Sorry, very off topic, but has the winner of the McFarlane Prize been made public yet? Cheers, Steve.

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