Microformats with Tantek Çelik

  • July 25, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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About the Talk

New HTML5 elements and microformats give us a simple way to represent web data without additional URLs, file formats, or callbacks. Microformats2 and HTML5 improvements bring better accessibility, simpler markup, improved semantics, and a direct mapping to JSON APIs for data consumers.

Millions of web sites use microformats to make their data available. Other approaches have emerged as well (e.g. RDFa, microdata, OGP, schema, Twitter Cards). Tantek will discuss which microformats to use for search engines and for public APIs.

About the Speaker

Dedicated to advancing open standards and simpler data formats for the Web, Tantek Çelik is Web Standards Lead at Mozilla where he works with several web standards groups and edits specifications.

Previously he worked independently with numerous clients, such as Mozilla and Revision3, on web standards leadership and HTML5 upgrades. He is the author of HTML5 Now: A Step-By-Step Tutorial for Getting Started Today (New Riders: 2010).

Tantek co-founded both GMPG and the growing microformats.org open standards community after many years of experience contributing to, writing, and editing specifications at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He also serves on the Open Web Foundation (OWF) board.

In 2004 Tantek proposed hCard for representing people and organizations on the Web, which has since similarly become the most popular web profile format, supported by hundreds of millions of user profiles across dozens of social networks. During his years as Technorati's Chief Technologist, Tantek played an active role in refining and evangelizing these microformats, guiding them from wiki proposals to well-recognized open web formats endorsed and implemented by numerous individuals, small organizations, and major companies ranging from AOL to Yahoo.

Previously Tantek was a veteran representative to the W3C for Microsoft, where he also helped lead the development of the award-winning Internet Explorer 5 for Macintosh, the first web browser to bring widespread standards compliant HTML4 + CSS1 + PNG1 support to millions of users worldwide.

Tantek has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University, as well as a strong background in human interface and user-centered design from his many years at Apple Computer. He shares his thoughts on tantek.com and his Twitter: twitter.com/t.

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2. Ensure you bring an ID that matches your full name to the event.

Adobe kindly invites us to use their venue. We appreciate their hospitality and your cooperation. Thanks!

Schedule

6:00p Registration and doors open (enjoy Belgian ale tasting, housemade appetizers, and other beverages)

7:00p Welcome notes and Introduction

7:15p Tantek's Talk and Q&A

8:15p Prize giveaways * and lightning talks **

* You must be at the venue to qualify for prizes.

** If you are interested in doing a lightning talk, send the organizers your proposal.

This event will be recorded. We will post the recording as soon as it is available, typically within a week after the event. Follow@sfhtml5 or visit this page for the announcement.

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  • Vanessa W.

    Recording of Tantek's talk is available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDQigkxyiqE

    2 · July 30, 2013

  • Sarn W.

    Thanks for the excellent introduction to microformat2.

    July 26, 2013

  • Nick P.

    Great talk with an engaging, passionate speaker-- thanks Tantek!

    July 26, 2013

  • Peter L.

    Great talk. Stay tuned for the video details (should be about a week).

    July 26, 2013

  • Brian M.

    Thanks, Tantek. Great talk. Adding Microformats to the requirements list on the next project that includes structured data. (And see you at 9:20.)

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good speaker and tries to interact with his audience.

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Tim L.

    Good session. Great speaker. Very clearly presented. Thanks for the mf2 overview!

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Luis M.

    Great talk! Favorite parts were about microformats2 as API and rich snippets.

    3 · July 26, 2013

  • Lisa F.

    Excellent talk. Clear and informative.

    July 25, 2013

  • Tony S.

    Very good summary of a way to make the Web a lot Smarter... Too bad all the Social Networks don't adhere to this openness...

    July 25, 2013

  • Vanessa W.

    Slides for tonight's presentation: http://tantek.com/presentations/2013/07/microformats2/ -- recording will be posted soon.

    2 · July 25, 2013

  • Richard F.

    Tantek knew his subject and it was very interesting. Thank you!

    July 25, 2013

  • Keith R.

    Dang. Can't get to SF in time.

    July 25, 2013

  • Channing A.

    Fire to put out at work - can't wait to see the video!

    July 25, 2013

  • Chris

    Sudden travel required -
    next time tho' !
    -thanks

    July 25, 2013

  • Bill D.

    Have to cancel - hope someone else cantake my spot.

    July 25, 2013

  • George B.

    Should be interesting; sad I can't be there tonight.

    July 25, 2013

  • Konrad B.

    :( can't go

    July 25, 2013

  • Nancy M.

    I won't be able to make this. I hope there will be a video of it too!

    July 25, 2013

    • Vanessa W.

      Tantek's presentation will be recorded and posted here, as well as via Twitter (@sfhtml5).

      July 25, 2013

  • Sarada P.

    Are we recording this? If so, can you'll share this?

    July 24, 2013

    • Vanessa W.

      Hi Sarada: We will record the presentation and post the link here (in the comments) and tweet it from @sfhtml5 when it's available.

      1 · July 24, 2013

  • Vincent R.

    Drat, have to drop out. Next time!

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sounds great

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    totally did not see it conflicted with an event I'm hosting tonight, hopefully the video is available soon

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Founder & CDO, Import.io

    July 20, 2013

  • Channing A.

    This looks fascinating. Excited!

    July 20, 2013

  • Ron L.

    I'm hoping that you will talk about how Google uses these to hilite search results.

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be in San Diego, i hope next time i can attend.

    July 20, 2013

  • Eddie D.

    Looking forward to it.

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really wanted to attend this one, but have to go out of town.

    July 18, 2013

  • Shakeam C.

    This sounds interesting! I like Mozilla.

    July 17, 2013

  • Eric P.

    Dont know much about microformats, so it should be fun.

    July 16, 2013

  • Ben D.

    Don't look now, but your asterisks are backwards. :-O

    July 15, 2013

  • devdatta

    Yes, full name "Devdatta Akhawe"

    July 15, 2013

  • Marco

    ciao

    July 13, 2013

  • Ben O.

    Looking forward to it.

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward for this! :)

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Newton C

    Microformat is back & alive!

    July 6, 2013

  • yogesh m.

    dds

    July 5, 2013

  • yogesh m.

    a devlopar

    July 5, 2013

  • Edward M.

    Would like to add a guest = Maria Low

    July 4, 2013

    • Vanessa W.

      Hi Edward: Could you please ask Maria to register and sign up with her full name? It will help us with registration. Thanks!

      July 4, 2013

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