O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference - March 3-6, 2006 - San Diego, CA
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Session

Do-it-yourself IT: Sponsored by IBM

Rod Smith, Strategy Vice President, IBM/Internet Emerging Technology

Track: Products & Services
Date: Tuesday, March 07
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Location: Elizabeth F

In this session, Smith discusses the evolution of the web application paradigm that is being fueled by the extreme popularity of blogs and wikis, creating new ways of interacting and truly enabling the read/write web. These technologies are evolving to enable the next wave of DIY-IT by combining the flexibility of user-oriented information architecture provided by active content (such as wikis) with that of content-in-flight (such as web services and RSS feeds) to provide an easy-to-use integration platform for creating a new style of content-centric applications.

Characteristics of DIY-IT include:

  • A collaborative environment to create, share, manage, and evolve content on your terms
  • Integration of new capabilities for publishing and handling content, targeting a less technically sophisticated user and broadening its reach to the entire web development skills continuum
  • A programming model that is activity/situational based, focused on accessing and aggregating valuable content with relatively little programming, providing immediate business value and feedback
  • An extensible development environment where the application serves as the toolbox
  • Built on the rich interaction model provided by AJAX, delivering a rich user experience via the browser
In general, application design is rebalancing the ratio of code to content using a variety of architectures, data formats, and feeds. DIY-IT enables end users to aggregate and filter disparate fragments of the evolving data platform more effectively than more traditional database-centric applications.



sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

IBM Software Group's Emerging Internet Technologies

Platinum Sponsors

Microsoft

Gold Sponsors

eBay Developers Program
Inetword
Sxip Identity
Yahoo! Inc.
Yahoo! Inc.

Silver Sponsors

/n software
Adobe Systems, Inc.
Aggregate Knowledge
America Online, Inc.
Attensa, Inc.
California Fuel Cell Partnership
Foldera
Google
Intuit
Laszlo Systems
MapQuest
Root Markets
Salesforce.com
SMS.ac, Inc.
TechSmith Corporation
Thinkfree
TIBCO Software Inc.

Media Sponsors

Accelerating Times
boing boing
Conference Guru
DevtownStation News
Digital-Lifestyles.info
Gilbane Report
IPTV Industry
Linux Journal
MacMinute
Make magazine
NetSquared
pulvermedia
Queue
Red Herring
SDForum
SIPCenter
SXSW
Technology Review
The Imparcial
The Podcast Network
The Wi-Fi Technology Forum
The Women's Technology Cluster
VoIP-News
Web Host Industry Review
WiMAX Industry
WITI

In-Kind Sponsors

Cornfield Electronics
Griffin Technology
RoundaboutFive.com
SkinIT

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