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Open Source Infrastructure
Marc Canter, CEO, Broadband Mechanics
Tantek Çelik, Chief Technologist, Technorati
Brian Dear, Founder and CEO, EVDB, Inc.
Matt Mullenweg, Founder, CNET Networks
Toni Schneider, CEO, Automattic Inc.

Date: Wednesday, October 5th, 2005
Time: 9:45am - 11:00am
Location: Olympic

Open APIs and standards are quickly becoming the infrastructure of Web 2.0. But these standards are moving beyond the scope of just large players like Yahoo! or Amazon. Open standards are now the differentiating factor for leadership, allowing small startups to contribute significant functionality to a growing world of interconnected applications and services. This vision of a mesh-like Web 2.0 is driving their energy and business models.

This workshop will review many of the leading standards and present those leaders in an interactive format so that new standards, functionality and potential can be discussed in an open manner. Panelists will present their technical standards, while also discussing the ramifications of what happens when these standards go viral and trickle down the pyramid to the mainstream. More specifically:

The world of micro-content will be discussed both from a "microformats" worldview, as well as a "structured blogging" perspective.

Open Media will be a general theme, and tagging will be discussed as well as how tagging fits in and drives ALL of these standards.

Advanced services such as pinging and aggregating will be discussed as well as new eco-systems (such as Events or Reviews) and what happens when trends are combined together--like social networking and blogging (a la Y! 360 or GoingOn.)

Finally, discussions will be geared towards whether or not non-profit organizations are the right vehicle for organizing and establishing standards (as opposed to a free and open marketplace) and what is the future of open source infrastructure and what audience participants can do to contribute to this open movement.


Sponsors.

Google
Laszlo Systems
Fenwick & West LLP
Morfik
Zimbra
Flock
KnowNow
Sxip Networks
Akamai
Rollyo
Allpeers
Ask Jeeves Inc.
NewsGator
Outcast
Zvents
PubSub
Yahoo!
AT&T - The world's networking  company
Orb
Wink
MSN Search
RealTravel
Joyent, Inc.
BunchBall
Socialtext


Media Sponsors

Online Publishers Association
NYTimes.com
Topix
I Want Media
BlogHer
Open Source Technology Group (OSTG)
boing boing
Feedster
Fast Company


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