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2009-07-25 from 12:00 to 2009-07-26 at 17:00
Automattic, Pier 38, The Embarcadero between Brannan and Townsend, San Francisco, CA, 94107. View location at latitude:37.782769, longitude:-122.387837
MUNI: Brannan (N,T)
BART: Embarcadero station, then take MUNI N-Judah inbound or T-Third inbound to Brannan stop.
Caltrain: 4th & King st., then take MUNI N-Judah outbound or T-Third outbound to Brannan stop.
microformatsDevCamp! The first ever microformatsDevCamp, for authors, designers, publishers, developers, engineers building pages, sites, and tools with microformats.
short URL

Add this event to your calendar microformat_hcalendar.png


microformatsDevCamp is possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. help sponsor microformatsDevCamp!

sign up to sponsor:

  • t-shirts
  • a meal
    • Saturday (lunch, dinner, social event)
    • Sunday (breakfast, lunch)
  • coffee
  • snacks
  • ... something else creative!


microformatsDevCamp, like any BarCamp, needs you!

Sign up to volunteer, attend, design, code, and build with microformats!


Want to help organize and plan the first microformatsDevCamp? Sign up and be sure to pick up a planner role (see below).

Planners: please see and keep up with the #planner_to_do section!


Like all BarCamps, this event is what it is because of what everyone puts into it. Volunteer to help setup, check people in, get them setup with a name badge, clean up, and help people in general have a good time and get things done.

  • Cindy Li - designer, helping with microformatsDevCamp logo design. done!
  • Beau Lebens - developer, Automattic, [Dented Reality]. I know my way around the venue, so can help sort out power strips, projectors etc
  • ...


Not sure what is going on but want to design interfaces or build stuff with microformats and want help doing it? Sign up! Add yourself alphabetically sorted by family name. Note your site (with hCard 1.0 if you have it), interests/projects, and tag yourself as a web author, designer, publisher, developer - pick at least one.


Automattic has very graciously agreed to host microformatsDevCamp. The venue has:

  • wifi
  • power. power outlets, extension cords, power strips
  • 4-5 rooms/meeting areas.
  • 3 projectors
  • 1 whiteboard.
  • sink, water.

As Automattic is donating the venue, as participants it is our responsibility to take excellent care of the venue, leaving it as good or better than we found it.

Some amount of camping overnight at the venue will be possible.


Please use the following tags when tagging related content (blog posts, photos, videos):

tags: #ufdevcamp ufdevcampsf microformats microformatsDevCamp microformatsDevCampSF microformats-meetup BarCamp BarCamp2009 Automattic The-Embarcadero san-francisco upcoming:event=2888376




topics discussed:

  • ...

session ideas

Have an idea for a session? Please read What is a DevCamp? and then suggest something or add a "+1" to existing suggestions, and sign your suggestion or opinion with your Username with ~~~

  • microformats and user sign-up user interface - how can importing and subscribing to hCards help make user sign-up easier and thus get more users signed up quicker? Tantek
  • using hCard to build a self-updating address book - in the search for an address book/contact list that actually stays up to date, hCard may be the key. Beau Lebens
  • ...


Please create a wiki page for any session you lead or attend and link to it from here.

  • ...


  • ...

blog posts

Blog posts about the meetup. Newest first.

  • ...

see also

Related Pages

microformatsDevCamp is one of several microformats Microformats events.

planner to-do

  • I'm free most weekends through till the end of August. --Lauren Scime 17:20, 10 July 2009 (UTC-7)
    • Please see planner roles section and grab 1-2 roles that you want to help out with and add them next to your name in the planners list as Rohit, Chris, Ted, and I have done. --Tantek 17:36, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

planner roles

We need the following roles and responsibilities to be picked up by planners!

  • setup - be in charge of setup the day of, coordinate with venue on setup plenty of time *before* the start of the camp! setup: power cords, power strips, calendar grid for sessions, tables and chairs in rooms/meeting areas, projectors
  • welcome desk - welcome microformatsDevCamp attendees at the entrance of the venue, make sure they get a name tag and instruct them to tag themselves as primarily/secondarily being a web author, designer, publisher, developer, pick at least one. (as they should also do when the sign up on the wiki in the attendees section above!)

If you're a planner, please pick up and move one or more of these roles/responsibilities to your name above. Thanks!

Role info / details:

  • intro and kickoff - run the introductory session and help start the microformatsDevCamp with traditional BarCamp intros/3tags and explanation of the BarCamp format.
  • food - coordinate / match up sponsors with meals and make sure the meals arrive and are setup for event participants during the event.
  • sponsor wrangler - for food, t-shirts. per definition given in: http://www.cleverclevergirl.com/?p=10 :

    Drafts a message to send to potential sponsors, follows up leads from others for potential sponsors, collects info, logos (in vector format), and money from sponsors and also sees that receipts (if necessary) are issued at the end.

  • t-shirts - get estimate, make sure to order in time for the event. Ben Ward has done some work on this - check with him.
  • volunteer coordinator - recruit and organize volunteers the day of the event to help out with food, setup
  • cleanup - enlist help of volunteers and all devCamp participants to help with cleanup


  • collected some donations for microformatsDevCamp at 4th bday party
    • $109
  • Figure out rough budget
    • meals - get sponsors to host/pay for meals directly if possible
    • tshirts - need estimate from below
  • Find sponsors for each item

Food and drink

We're looking for sponsors for microformatsDevCamp meals!

Something simple like bagels+coffee for breakfast, and pizza or indian delivery usually works well.

  • Lunch Saturday - sponsored by ____________
  • Dinner Saturday - sponsored by ____________
  • Social Event (Sat. night)? - sponsored by __________
  • Breakfast Sunday - sponsored by __________
  • Lunch Sunday - sponsored by ___________
  • ...


  • get estimates from vendor(s) for different quantities
    • get vendor contact info from Ben Ward who has already looked into this and found a reliable vendor that can deliver high quality t-shirts in a week or less time.
    • Suggestion: 100 shirts, provide them to individuals who sponsor microformatsDevCamp with a $20 or more donation to help pay for t-shirts and snacks/food (if any funds from covering t-shirts are remaining). Tantek 17:40, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
  • make/reuse design (get original t-shirt design details from Dan Cederholm)
  • order/print - make sure folks who donated at the 4th bday party get their shirts
  • T-shirts are ordered! Printer is The Screen Print Guy located out on 23rd Ave. Will be available for pickup by Friday July 24th.
    • Total cost: $918.00 (would have been cheaper but they had a surcharge for the rush order). I have charged 50% of the cost already to place the order. Other 50% due at time of pickup.
    • Total # of shirts ordered: 100. Size breakdown: Men's: 10 small, 30 medium, 25 large. Women's: 10 small, 15 medium, 10 large.