[uf-discuss] Microformats talk in Melbourne - John Allsopp

Mark Mansour mark at lifelint.com
Fri Aug 11 17:43:21 PDT 2006

Having a leading edge talk on microformats is a bit of a treat for
those of us not in a technology hub.  So on Thursday when John Allsopp
presented his lightning (is 30 minutes lightning?) overview of
microformats there were a bunch of people who were eager to get the
dirt on the topic.  I gotta say that John is a battery pack of energy
and it really made the talk very enjoyable and I reckon a heap of
people learnt a lot and really started to 'get' what uF are about.

What I really liked about the event is that there were people from all
over the IT discipline tree - graphic designers, VB programmer,
managers (ewwww), .NET experts, Java lackies and the (now) obligitory
Ruby junkies.  After the talk the room was buzzing with ideas and
conversation.  It was a real rarity and a treat to have an event like
this in Melbourne (well, outside the Valley really) and I wanted to
publicly thank John, Maxine and the WebDirections conference for
putting it on.  It was fantastic to have people from SitePoint, The
Lonely Planet and Sensis all there too and if Melbourne is
representative of other non tech-hub cities then microformats are
looking good for an even wider adoption.

Did anyone else on the mailing list see the talk?  I'd love to know
how many of you are here :)

picking the lint off your life

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