So, it’s official: I’ve got a session at PDC, which you can see up on the PDC sessions page.  The abstract is a bit cryptic, so here’s a longer description of what I’ll be speaking on – and what I’ve been up to for the last few months, in cahoots with Tim Aidlin.

Oomph: A Microformat Toolkit
Come hear about how a small team at Microsoft aligned with the Microformat movement and built Oomph: A Microformat Toolkit. Oomph is a curious amalgamation of applications: an Internet Explorer Add-in built in C++ that finds Microformats on a page; a cross-browser client-side HTML overlay built using JQuery that aggregates microformats , allows that content to be exported and maps locations with Virtual Earth; a set of beautiful CSS styles for Microformats; and a Windows Live Writer plug-in written in WinForms for inserting hCards. The whole project will be up on Codeplex, available for community contribution. During this talk, the lead designer and developer on the project will discuss what we built, why we built it and how you can be part of the burgeoning Microformat movement.
Monday, October 27, 2008 12:00 AM
PDC
Los Angeles, CA

 

For those paying close attention, you’ll notice that the above content was formatted as an hCalendar Microformat using the event Windows Live Writer plug-in. Also, I’m still not 100% about the time, but I put in the Monday time as a placeholder. I’ll have a lot more to say about Microformats both in this talk and once we go live with the project.

Until then, suffice to say, go Microformats…