When we had Sal Saghoian on the Mac Power Users a few months ago, I observed that one of the best things about him leaving Apple is that he gets to share more with us automation-loving nerds. It looks like Sal is pretty serious about that because he is putting on a conference with Paul Kent (the former conference organizer for Macworld Expo). CMD-D is a one day conference in August in Santa Clara all about Mac and iOS automation.
If you're thinking about attending, I'd recommend it. I took a two-day AppleScript course from Sal several years ago and can attest that he's not only very knowledgeable on the subject of automation, he's also a great teacher. Learn more at the CMD-D website.