The third annnual gathering of web application developers is underway at MIT today and tomorrow: Mashup Camp 3. This
conference unconference attempts to stir creative geek juices to produce useful new applications from existing APIs and open standards such as REST and SOAP. You can follow the proceedings at ProgrammableWeb.com.
While these web mashups are fun and sometimes even useful, the real challenge will be to inject some of that mashup creativity into the enterprise applications world to create real composite applications. One way to bridge the gap is to make it easier to interface to enterprise applications, even proprietary ones like SAP. I'm happy to report that Kapow Technologies (disclosure: portfolio company) is getting good mention at Mashup Camp because it can turn any HTML interface into a mashable API.
A Flex evangelist blogger from Adobe Systems describes it here. IBM developers comment on Kapow here. I'm looking forward to a surge of new mashups (and Kapow robots) with more of an enterprise bent to support my earlier prediction that 2007 will be the year of Enterprise 2.0!!