BOF

Geo Microformats BOF II: Developing a "directions" Microformat


Date: Tuesday, June 13
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Paseo Room

Moderated by Tantek Çelik, Technorati

Last year at the inaugural "Where 2.0" conference, the Microformats BOF brought together key folks in the geo and microformats communities and together we were able to brainstorm and develop the "geo" and "adr" microformats.

http://flickr.com/photos/tantek/45109751/

http://microformats.org/wiki/adr

http://microformats.org/wiki/geo

During the opening keynote at the Mix06 conference this past March, Tim O'Reilly engaged Bill Gates in a discussion about microformats. During that conversation, Bill Gates specifically noted that we need microformats for contacts, events, and directions.

http://microformats.org/blog/2006/03/20/bill-gates-at-mix06-we-need-microformats/

http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2006/03/directions_microformat_leading.html

The first of those two have been well defined by hCard and hCalendar microformats. However, a directions microformat has yet to be defined. Research has begun towards the development of a directions microformat.

http://microformats.org/wiki/directions-examples

The goal of this BOF is to once again bring together key interested folks in the geo and microformats communities, discuss the work on the directions microformat to date, and brainstorm on proposals for a directions microformat.