events/2006-03-07-etech-microformats

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Microformats panel at O'Reilly ETech

One of several microformats 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, please see To Do section.

Session Details

  • What: Microformats
  • Who (confirmed presenters): Tantek Çelik, Rohit Khare, Kevin Marks, Mark Pilgrim
  • When: Tuesday March 7th, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
  • Where: Elizabeth Ballroom A, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

Attending

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.

  • Tantek Çelik
  • Ali Diab
  • Ian Kallen
  • Rohit Khare
  • Kevin Marks
  • Chris Messina
  • Mark Pilgrim
  • David Sifry
  • ...


To Do

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

  • All lightning demonstrations should confirm that demonstrations are done, ready, practiced, and timed to complete within 5 minutes. Link to them from here as soon as possible (even drafts) so we can all review and see where everyone is at.
    • Tantek Çelik: working on slides, demo script for hCard and hCalendar import to Apple Address Book and Apple iCal calendaring application.
    • Kevin Marks (Tags demo): status unknown
    • Rohit Khare (Ångstro demo): status unknown
    • Mark Pilgrim (Magicline demo): status unknown
    • Yoz Grahame (Ning demo)
    • demo slot 5
    • demo slot 6

Short Summary

This is simply a direct quote from http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/et2006/view/e_sess/8292 :

  • Microformats
  • Tantek Çelik, Technorati, Rohit Khare, CommerceNet Labs, 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.

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.

Proposed Demonstrations

I have deliberately kept a few of the demonstration slots open for new/latecomers/implementers to be able to demonstrate their cool microformat implementations. If you have a useful and dazzling microformat implementation that you can successfully explain and demonstrate in 5 minutes please add your name, and brief explanation of what you plan to demonstrate, and we'll see if we can fit folks in. Some of the criteria to help decide will include:

  • Does the demo run *today*? (2006-02-19)
  • Does it demonstrate a microformat not currently being demonstrated by the other demos? E.g. one or more of:

Proposed lightning demos:

  • Name, Company, title/summary, URL to working demo/download
  • ...
  • ...
  • ...
  • ...
  • ...


Longer Session Description

I am working on this here, and will submit to O'Reilly to update on the page for the session: http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/et2006/view/e_sess/8292

- Tantek

  • Microformats
  • Tantek Çelik, Technorati
  • Yoz Grahame, Ning
  • Rohit Khare, CommerceNet
  • 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.