[uf-discuss] [uf-announce] Microformats voted best session at W3C Technical Plenary Day!

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Wed Mar 1 23:59:35 PST 2006

The W3C held their annual Technical Plenary Day meeting today in Mandelieu,

Tantek Çelik (Technorati) and Dan Connolly (W3C) moderated a session on
Microformats with fellow presenters Ian Hickson, Håkon Wium Lie and Rohit

Event details and links to presentations can be found here:


After all the sessions, the attendees voted for the best session (among
eight chocies) of the day and overwhelmingly chose Microformats!

Congratulations and thanks to my fellow co-moderator Dan Connolly and the
presenters, and to the entire microformats community for all their hard

You should all be very proud of this level of recognition/appreciation by
W3C members.


P.S. For my presentation, I started off with a live demonstration (that I
encouraged the audience to follow along with themselves on their on laptops,
and which you too can try yourself) of going to the W3C Technical Plenary
Agenda Day page:


And then using the Technorati Contacts Feed service (running Brian Suda's
excellent X2V transform) to add all the contacts from that page to my
address book (by simply typing in the feeds. etc. URL before the current URL
in the URL field in the browser and pressing return)


Followed by subscribing to the day's events from that page to my calendar:


Thanks to Robert Bachmann with help marking up the hCards and hCalendar
events of that page, Dan Connolly for checking the page in, to Brian Suda
for fixing some last minute bugs in X2V, and to Ryan King for swiftly
updating the Technorati Events and Contacts Feed service.  They did an
awesome job and everything worked flawlessly.

P.S. Ryan, could you blog this on microformats.org? Thanks!

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