SXSW - Day 3 | March 14, 2005

It was a big day of talks today, starting with Eric’s emergent semantics talk. I wasn’t initially planning to go to this talk, thinking that there probably wasn’t anything I could learn about the subject. How wrong could I be? Eric talked about the emergence of MicroFormats and really got me thinking about how extensible XHTML can actually be. In the afternoon, Tantek’s presentation entitled The Elements of Meaningful XHTML built on Eric’s talk by dissecting various microformats such as nCalendars and VoteLinks. The combined talks were really inspiring and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a few new microformats come out of this conference.

The Hi-Fi design panel was very interesting and it was great to see so many excellent designers in one place. It was almost like a presentation design shootout, with each speaker competing for the best looking presentation template. Dave Shea would probably get my prize for the most creative execution, using Jeremy’s slideshow script to animate each slide.

The evening took the usual path of drinking, meeting up with cool people, eating, and more drinking. Definitely going to need a holiday after this.

Posted at March 14, 2005 5:43 PM

Comments

JD said on March 14, 2005 6:48 PM

Any chance about being able to view these presentations just like we could see your presentation? Can you check with speakers? It would help the poor folks like me who couldn’t attend SXSW! :(

JD

Andy Budd said on March 14, 2005 9:56 PM

I’m sure a lot of these presentations will end up on the web. However I’m not really checking my feeds at the moment so I don’t know what’s up and what’s not.

Jason Landry said on March 15, 2005 3:18 PM

Eric’s slides can be found here:

http://complexspiral.com/events/archive/2005/sxsw/

and Tantek’s slides are over here:

http://tantek.com/presentations/2005/03/elementsofxhtml/

Also, I agree with Andy, both presentations were very interesting.

Jason Landry said on March 15, 2005 3:19 PM

Eric’s slides can be found here:

http://complexspiral.com/events/archive/2005/sxsw/

and Tantek’s slides are over here:

http://tantek.com/presentations/2005/03/elementsofxhtml/

Also, I agree with Andy, both presentations were very interesting.

Jan Brasna said on March 15, 2005 8:10 PM

Wow, it must be great there…

Please, remind me to obtain visa and go wth you the next time…

Some links are here:
http://www.mail-archive.com/wsg%40webstandardsgroup.org/msg15153.html

And I’ll definitely try to collect more resources, articles, presentations, recordings etc. and will post them (sometime, somewhere :D)

Cheers, have a great time there!

Kevin Cheng said on March 20, 2005 10:05 PM

Andy, great meeting you, if only briefly, at the Sterling party. I’ve been retelling the observation of the “double handshake” a lot since returning (the second for when you realize you DO care about meeting the person ;) ).

We’ve done up our annual sxsw comic so come on by sometime.