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Microformats panel at O'Reilly ETech

One of several microformats events.

During O'Reilly's ETech 2006 conference, there will be a Microformats presentation consisting of a short intro/overview by Tantek, and then a series of lightning demonstrations.

Presenters link to your sites/demos/slides in the Session Notes and Links session!

Session Details

  • What: Microformats
  • Who: Tantek Çelik, Shawn Carnell, Yoz Grahame, Joe Gregorio, Rohit Khare, Kevin Marks, Mark Pilgrim
  • When: Tuesday March 7th, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
  • Where: Elizabeth Ballroom A, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

Follow-up BOF

Note Microformats discussion, Q&A, workshop BOF same day, 9:30pm-10:30pm Elizabeth Ballroom B

Subscribe to Microformats Events: webcal://


Please add your name here if you are attending ETech (whether you are speaking or not), alphabetically sorted by last name. Consider adding yourself to the RideSharing page as well to coordinate sharing rides/taxis to/from the airport.

  • Shawn Carnell - I'm also speaking on Thursday about our ModuleT microformat. We really appreciate feedback!
  • Tantek Çelik
  • Ali Diab
  • Yoz Grahame
  • Joe Gregorio
  • Ian Kallen
  • Rohit Khare
  • Kevin Marks
  • Chris Messina
  • Craig Ogg
  • Mark Pilgrim
  • David Sifry
  • Oren Sreebney - blog post with session notes
  • ...

To Do

Please check the to do list to see if you can help out.

  • Fix hCalendar and add hCard markup to the ETech schedule pages. Email the result to O'Reilly so they can update the pages. Host the marked up version on your own site in the meantime for redundancy's sake.
<span style='font-weight:bold;'>Location: </span><span class='location'>Elizabeth Ballroom A</span>
      • this page fixes the two above issues by regex Kevin Marks 04:37, 6 Mar 2006 (PST)
      • Needs hCard markup for speaker names/URLs in session schedule.

Session Description

This is simply a direct quote from :

  • Microformats
  • Tantek Çelik, Technorati, Shawn Carnell, AOL, Yoz Grahame, Ning, Joe Gregorio, AtomPub Workgroup, Rohit Khare, CommerceNet Labs, Kevin Marks, Technorati, Mark Pilgrim, IBM
  • Date: Tuesday, March 07
  • Time: 5:30pm - 6:15pm
  • Location: Elizabeth Ballroom A

Microformats are simple semantic XHTML extensions for expressing numerous common concepts (people, events, etc.) on today's Web. Tantek Çelik will provide a short introduction, followed by a series of speakers performing lightning demonstrations of their microformats enabled tools, sites, hacks and other implementations.

Session Notes and Links

In order of presentation:

ETech 2006 pages with microformats

These pages have been marked up with hCard and Tantek has sent them to Vee at O'Reilly and she is following up with their tech folks so they can look at the diffs and update their pages.

Lightning Demonstrations

Note about the lightning demonstrations. All demonstrations MUST:

  • Use or produce content published in one or more microformats. I suppose that should be obvious. ;)
  • Be completed in 5 minutes from start to finish, including setup time. We are working under strict time constraints, and thus I must cut-off demonstrations at the 5 minute mark so that we have time for the remaining demonstrations. If your demonstration stalls or appears to not work, we will move onto the next demo and if we have time, may come back, so be sure you have practiced your demo and are sure it will work (you can assume presence of a network, but being able to also run locally is a good thing).
  • Demonstrate end user benefit. Showing the code that makes it behind the scenes and discussing the microformats used briefly is good, but strictly secondary to showing something working with actual microformat content.