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