[microformats-discuss] Fwd: O'Reilly ETech 2006 Call for Participation

Bud Gibson bud at thecommunityengine.com
Fri Aug 19 11:53:03 PDT 2005

Thanks for sharing this Tantek, it gives more of an idea where they  
are going than what I remember from the we page.

How much time do you need for proposal review?

On Aug 19, 2005, at 13:40, Tantek Çelik wrote:

> Greetings microformatters!
> The goal is to "address this digital data challenge".
> I think microformats are the answer.  Especially on the Web.
> I strongly encourage each of you who are passionate about  
> microformats and have built cool stuff to send in a speaking  
> proposal for ETech 2006.
> I am planning to send in a few proposals myself, and I am also  
> available to help with feedback on proposals etc. as well.
> Thanks,
> Tantek
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: O'Reilly Conferences <elists-admin at oreillynet.com>
>> Date: August 19, 2005 10:28:53 AM PDT
>> To: Tantek <tantek at technorati.com>
>> Subject: O'Reilly ETech 2006 Call for Participation
>> Since we first conceived the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
>> (ETech) five years ago, the stuff of which it is made shows no  
>> sign of
>> abating: bandwidth continues to broaden, cycles are going spare,  
>> storage
>> grows ever larger and cheaper, and content keeps pouring from the
>> firehose.
>> We've just opened the Call for Participation for the 2006 edition  
>> of ETech
>> to address this digital data challenge. It's no longer about  
>> generating
>> it--we have more than enough already. How do we visualize the  
>> data, filter
>> it, remix it, and access it in ways meaningful to us? The opportunity
>> created by the massive data web is one of social good, of personal
>> benefit, and of business advantage.
>> If this intrigues you as much as it beckons to us, and if you have a
>> solution to propose, we'd like to invite you to lead a session or  
>> tutorial
>> at the conference. More details about what we're looking for and the
>> proposal submission form is here:
>> http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/et2006/create/e_sess/
>> The ETech audience consists of technologists and strategists, CTOs  
>> and
>> chief scientists, researchers, programmers, hackers, and standards
>> workers, business developers entrepreneurs, and other interested  
>> parties.
>> ETech will be held March 6-9, 2006 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt  
>> in San
>> Diego, CA, USA.
>> Some of the topics on our radar for this year's edition of ETech are:
>> - Aggregation, Attention, Attenuation
>> What tools and techniques have alpha-geeks and research labs  
>> produced and
>> employed to put IM, email, RSS readers, and high-use systems back  
>> in the
>> service of the user, instead of the other way around? What  
>> methodologies,
>> design elements, and application features help you manage  
>> distractions and
>> achieve focus?
>> - Externalities, Affordances, and Unintended Consequences
>> How does one identify one's own externalities and turn them to  
>> one's own
>> advantage? Open the door to customers and downstream developers and
>> resellers?Where are the affordances guiding interaction of data and
>> services between realms?
>> - Outside-In
>> The remix ecosystem encourages design for the people who will use  
>> it. In
>> many subtle and not-so-subtle ways we're seeing user experience  
>> and design
>> returning to software. How does one escape the standard
>> database-view-as-application of the 90s? What developments in UI  
>> and HCI
>> design promise to empower users rather than confuse and overwhelm  
>> them?
>> - You Can Take It With You!
>> With a global population always on the move, how do we marry the
>> flexibility of end-to-end applications to the power of disconnected
>> operation? What techniques let us successfully take web applications
>> disconnected and then resynchronize when we are next connected?
>> - Data as Platform
>> With Google joining the ranks of water, power, and gas as an assumed
>> utility (at least in the popular mindset), are there more data  
>> sources and
>> services in our midst that are all but assumed to be there? How  
>> can data
>> visualization use our cognitive preattention to assimilate data  
>> quickly,
>> rather than just paging through a database view? Will remixing  
>> always be a
>> hack, or are there ways to offer stable commercial services around  
>> remixed
>> applications?
>> - Business
>> What will the new business models look like? Will we simply fall  
>> back into
>> our old 90s habits? Or, perhaps worse, shy away from taking the risks
>> needed for truly innovative ideas to have a chance?
>> - Radar Traces
>> What are we missing? What's keeping you up at night, noodling,  
>> writing
>> code, and pushing the edge? What are you building in your garage?
>> These are just some of the technologies and transformations we've  
>> noticed
>> and represent just the starting point as we build this year's  
>> ETech. While
>> we'd like you to tap into the theme as your inspiration in writing  
>> your
>> proposal, feel free to wander. What are you working on that will  
>> change
>> the world, or at least the world you're in? What project is  
>> bringing you
>> pleasure, or teasing your brain? Surprise and delight us, shake us  
>> out of
>> our assumptions.
>> Even if you're not one for speaking or leading a tutorial, use this
>> opportunity to suggest speakers, topics, or technologies you think we
>> should explore or wish you knew more about. Drop us a line at
>> etech_suggest at oreilly.com and tell us what would make this year's  
>> ETech a
>> must-attend.
>> Rael Dornfest,
>> ETech Program Chair
>> For information on exhibiting or becoming a sponsor, contact
>> Andrew Calvo at (country code 01) (707) 827-7176, or  
>> andrewc at oreilly.com
>> for more info.
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>> Levin at
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