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# <span class="vcard"><span class="fn">[http://www.ics.uci.edu/~rohit Rohit Khare]</span> - <span class="category">developer</span></span>
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# <span class="vcard"><span class="fn">[http://alpern.org Micah Alpern]</span> - <span class="category">designer</span> (user interface interaction)</span> (will be there Sunday).
# <span class="vcard"><span class="fn">[http://alpern.org Micah Alpern]</span> - <span class="category">designer</span> (user interface interaction)</span> (will be there Sunday).
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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.
How much
$20 suggested donation (gets you a t-shirt while supplies last). No one turned away for lack of funds.
short URL

Add this event to your calendar microformat_hcalendar.png


microformatsDevCamp is made possible thanks to the generosity of our corporate and individual sponsors!


Help sponsor microformatsDevCamp:

  • Saturday 25th
    • Lunch - sponsored by Spinn3r
    • Dinner - sponsored by CommerceNet
    • Social Event - sponsored by ________
    • Late Night Snacks - sponsored by ________
  • Sunday 26th
    • Breakfast - sponsored by Carla Borsoi
    • Lunch - sponsored by ________
  • More Ideas...

For meals, we're planning on something simple like bagels+coffee for breakfast; or pizza or indian delivery later on. We'll arrange for sponsors to pay vendors directly.


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
  • ...


Want to design interfaces or build stuff with microformats and want help doing it? Sign up! Add yourself. 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.

  1. Tantek Çelik - developer, designer (user interface interaction)
  2. Yury Lifshits
  3. Mark Ng
  4. Rohit Khare - developer
  5. Micah Alpern - designer (user interface interaction) (will be there Sunday).
  6. (and about 35 more folks, according to Upcoming as of noon Thursday 2009-7-23)
  7. ...


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.

nearby food

Suggestions for nearby (easy/quick walking distance) drinks, snacks, food.


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 devCamp. Newest first.

see also

Related Pages

microformatsDevCamp is one of several microformats Microformats events.

planner to-do

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

We need to:

  • collected some donations for microformatsDevCamp at 4th bday party
    • $109 - to go towards t-shirt or maybe snacks.
  • Figure out rough budget
    • meals - get sponsors to host/pay for meals directly if possible. details of meal sponsorships here, including who is going to go get the food and deliver it etc.
      • Saturday
        • lunch: bring your own brownbag? unless we get a sponsor.
        • dinner: CommerceNet. Rohit is handling getting the food
      • Sunday
        • breakfast: Carla Borsoi. Tantek is handling ordering/picking-up breakfast foods (max $150) and getting reimbursed.
        • lunch: bring your own brownbag? unless we get a sponsor.
    • tshirts - need total from below and breakdown of how sponsors / donations are going to cover it.
  • Remaining key items that need sponsorships
    • meals
      • Saturday
        • lunch: _____________
        • social event: ________
      • Sunday
        • lunch: _____________

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.

See the #sponsors section for what is available to sponsor.


  • 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. (This is great! Tantek 01:03, 21 July 2009 (UTC))
    • 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.
      • do we have a sponsorship breakdown? --01:03, 21 July 2009 (UTC). e.g.
      • $109 cash donations from 4th bday party
      • $??? remaining Object Adjective sponsorship from 4th bday party
      • $??? remaining needed to cover t-shirts cost.
    • Total # of shirts ordered: 100. Size breakdown: Men's: 10 small, 30 medium, 25 large. Women's: 10 small, 15 medium, 10 large.