Friday, 2 May 2008

WOW - Web 2.0 expo

The Web 2.0 expo web site on oreilly.com is a wonderful treasure trove of fascinating things, conversations, and ideas dealing with Web 2.0 technology, applications, and future directions. Any librarians interested in Web 2.0 and where it is heading should definitely check out this site. Some of the presentations that might be of interest include:

Failure Happens: What Broke Since Last Year (and What We Learned from It)
Jesse Robbins (O'Reilly Radar), Artur Bergman (Wikia)
Presentation: Failure Happens_ What Broke Since Last Year (and What We Learned from It) Presentation [PDF]
An entertaining/informative/eye-opening review of the year's biggest failures, disasters, and painful lessons learned. Presented by Jesse Robbins and Artur Bergman of O'Reilly Radar.


Adding “Where” to Mobile and Web Applications
Ryan Sarver (Skyhook Wireless)
Presentation: Adding “Where” to Mobile and Web Applications Presentation [PDF]
Location-aware web sites, applications, and devices can provide users with rich social connectivity, useful content, and more. This session is about the tools available to bring location to your web site or mobile applications.

Best-kept Secrets to Search Engine Optimization Success: the Art and the Science
Stephan Spencer (Netconcepts)
Presentation: Best-kept Secrets to Search Engine Optimization Success_ the Art and the Science Presentation [PPT]
No SEO fundamentals here—take your SEO skillset to the next level. Get the "secret sauce" to rocketing past your competitors and learn stuff most agencies won't reveal.

Creating Semantic mashups: Bridging Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web
Jamie Taylor (Metaweb), Colin Evans (Metaweb), Toby Segaran (Metaweb)
Presentation: Creating Semantic mashups_ Bridging Web 2_0 and the Semantic Web Presentation 1 [PDF]
This tutorial will identify how the architecture of participation can be extended by combining open data and open source semantic technologies. We will use simple, hands-on examples to expose participants to semantic techniques that are possible today. The tutorial will culminate by working through the development of a semantic widget for movie reviews that makes use of the techniques described.

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