events/2006-03-13-sxsw-microformats

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Microformats panel at SXSW Interactive 2006

One of several microformats Microformats events.

During the SXSWi 2006 conference, there will be a Microformats panel where microformats implementers will demonstrate and discuss microformats support in their tools and/or websites.

Presenters, please see To Do section.

Session Details

  • What: Microformats: Evolving the Web
  • Who (confirmed presenters): Tantek Çelik, Mark Norman Francis, Chris Messina, Jeremy Keith
  • When: Monday, March 13th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Where: Room 17AB, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX

Attending

Please add your name here if you are attending SXSW Interactive (whether you are speaking or not), alphabetically sorted by last name.

To Do

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

  • ASAP: Anybody with who can help add hCalendar and hCard markup to the SXSW speakers and schedule/panels pages. Email the result to SXSW webmasters so they can update the pages. Host the marked up version on your own site in the meantime, and for redundancy's sake.
  • All demonstrations/discussion presentations should confirm that demonstrations are done, ready, practiced, and timed to complete within 5-10 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.
    • Chris Messina (Flock demo): working on Tails FF plugin as Flock topbar
    • Mark Norman Francis (Yahoo UK! demo): talk about adding hReview to Yahoo UK!
    • Jeremy Keith: http://austin.adactio.com
    • demo slot 5

Short Summary

This is simply a direct quote from http://2006.sxsw.com/interactive/programming/panels/?action=show&id=IAP060038 typos, misspellings, and UTF-8 gotchas all.

Microformats: Evolving The Web

Room 17AB

Monday, March 13th

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Microformats are simple semantic XHTML extensions for expressing numerous common concepts (people, events, etc.) on today's Web. Panelists will demonstrate and discuss microformats support in their websites.

Moderator: Tantek Çelik Chief Technologist, Technorati

  • Tantek Çelik Chief Technologist, Technorati
  • Chris Messina Dir of Experience & Open Source Ambassador, Flock

Demonstration and Discussion Tips

Note about the demonstrations. All demonstrations MUST:

  • Use or produce content published in one or more microformats. I suppose that should be obvious. ;)
  • Be completed in 5-10 minutes from start to finish, including setup time. We are working under strict time constraints, and thus I must cut-off demonstrations at the 10 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). If you can keep your demo to 5 minutes and allow for a few minutes of quick audience Q&A that would be ideal.
  • 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/discussion 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 5-10 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:

Proposed demos:

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

I am working on this here, and will submit to SXSW to update on the page for the session: http://2006.sxsw.com/interactive/programming/panels/?action=show&id=IAP060038

- Tantek

Microformats: Evolving The Web

Room 17AB

Monday, March 13th

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Microformats are simple semantic XHTML extensions for expressing numerous common concepts (people, events, etc.) on today's Web. Panelists will demonstrate and discuss microformats support in their websites and tools.

Moderator: Tantek Çelik, Chief Technologist, Technorati

  • Tantek Çelik Chief Technologist, Technorati
  • Mark Norman Francis, Yahoo UK!
  • Chris Messina Dir of Experience & Open Source Ambassador, Flock
  • Jeremy Keith, http://austin.adactio.com

Earlier Description

Title: Microformats: Evolving the Web

Summary:

As the web design, development, IA, and blogging communities have adopted more and more valid semantic (X)HTML, two key realizations have emerged: there is a need to express common information building blocks on pages such as people, addresses, events, reviews etc., and (X)HTML lacks the built-in semantics to do so.

Microformats are a set of simple open data formats that provide an evolutionary approach to easily expressing such common building blocks on today's Web. In contrast to dedicated XML schemas, microformats for events or contact info are familar XHTML with semantic class names, making them trivial to embed in existing content, style with CSS, and interoperate with desktop applications.