Session

Douglas Engelbart's HyperScope: Taking Web Collaboration to the Next Level Using Ajax and Dojo
Brad Neuberg, Lead Architect, Bootstrap Foundation

Track: Web
Date: Thursday, 21 September 2006
Time: 11:55 - 12:35
Location: Salon Memling

In 1968 Douglas Engelbart invented the future. His legendary Mother of All Demos unveiled a slew of firsts, including the computer mouse, hypertext, windowing, groupware, and more.

Douglas Engelbart's newest creation is the HyperScope, a thought processor that enables you to navigate, view, and link to documents in sophisticated ways. HyperScope brings to the contemporary web new authoring and hyperlink capabilities, including transclusions for grabbing pieces of remote documents in real-time; indirect links, which make it possible to build up unique link databases; powerful granular addressing for targeting remote documents; and more. These capabilities all add up to give end users new forms of collaboration and annotation.

The HyperScope is a fully browser-based application that works with the current web, built using Ajax and DHTML and programmed in JavaScript using the Dojo toolkit. It uses OPML as its base file format, and is open source and available under the GPL.

Come and see HyperScope's lead developer and architect, Brad Neuberg, give an in-depth technical presentation on what the HyperScope is and how it is built. If you're fascinated by the future, the past, and the power of Ajax and Dojo then this talk is perfect for you.