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Where 2.0 Microformats BOF II

Details

Date
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Time
7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT Tantek and Kevin running late ETA 7.50pm
Location
Paseo Room, Fairmont Hotel San Jose, California, USA
URLs
Where 2.0 BOFs wiki page, Where 2.0 BOFs overview > Geo Microformats BOF II: Developing a "directions" Microformat BOF page.
Overview
Tim O'Reilly and Bill Gates recently discussed microformats, and the need for a directions microformat became clear. This sequel to last year's Microformats BOF at Where 2.0 will discuss the work on the directions microformat to date, and brainstorm on proposals for a directions microformat.

Attending

Original Proposal

Original proposal as submitted to the Where 2.0 BOF proposal form:

Title

Geo Microformats BOF II: Developing a "directions" microformat

Describe the people who would be interested in attending this BOF

Anyone interested in *simple* standards for publishing and sharing geo related information on the Web, in particular directions information.

Which evenings(s) are you available to host your BOF?

I am available to host the BOF on June 13th only. My recommended time is from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Full description of this BOF Maximum 250 words, about 35 lines.*

Last year at the inaugural "Where 2.0" conference, the Microformats BOF brought together key folks in the geo and microformats communities and together we were able to brainstorm and develop the "geo" and "adr" microformats.

http://flickr.com/photos/tantek/45109751/

http://microformats.org/wiki/adr

http://microformats.org/wiki/geo

During the opening keynote at the Mix06 conference this past March, Tim O'Reilly engaged Bill Gates in a discussion about microformats. During that conversation, Bill Gates specifically noted that we need microformats for contacts, events, and directions.

http://microformats.org/blog/2006/03/20/bill-gates-at-mix06-we-need-microformats/

http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2006/03/directions_microformat_leading.html

The first of those two have been well defined by hCard and hCalendar microformats. However, a directions microformat has yet to be defined. Research has begun towards the development of a directions microformat.

http://microformats.org/wiki/directions-examples

The goal of this BOF is to once again bring together key interested folks in the geo and microformats communities, discuss the work on the directions microformat to date, and brainstorm on proposals for a directions microformat.

Brief description of this BOF Maximum 50 words, about 7 lines.*

Tim O'Reilly and Bill Gates recently discussed microformats, and the need for a directions microformat became clear.

http://microformats.org/blog/2006/03/20/bill-gates-at-mix06-we-need-microformats/

http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2006/03/directions_microformat_leading.html

This sequel to last year's Microformats BOF at Where 2.0 will discuss the work on the directions microformat to date, and brainstorm on proposals for a directions microformat.

http://microformats.org/wiki/directions-examples

Anything else we should know about your proposal?

Confirmation Post Submission

Birds of a Feather

Thank you for filling out the BOF Request Form. If you have any questions, please contact Vee McMillen at vee at oreilly dot com.

Directions Examples

Examples of how directions information is available on the net

Notes

Photos

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See Also

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