Add-on-Con 2010

Next week is Add-on-Con and it's exciting to see a lot of buzz this year about the event. It's a great time to be an add-on developer, with many browser vendors participating in the space.

This conference is my yearly pilgrimage to the Silicon Valley and will be extra special since my 40th birthday is on Thursday. I'll be there from Tuesday through Friday and I'm looking forward to connecting with old friends and making new ones.

Hope to see you there!

Addoncon Userpoints Idea

At Addoncon, there was a lot of talk about how to compensate Firefox add-on developers. One of the ideas mentioned was some sort of user point system where points could be allocated to add-on developers by users and also based on usage and then the add-on developers could either donate it to a cause, turn it into merchandise, or turn it into real money.

What this does is provide a way to compensate add-on developers for the contributions they are making to the overall Firefox brand equity.

I have a longer summary of this idea on the Addoncon blog and would love to get feedback.