|www2006 - Overall
||[Jun. 1st, 2006|09:30 am]
www2006 was special in many ways.
- Met a lot of interesting and brilliant people
- Learnt a lot of new things
- Figured out what I should be doing for sometime to come
- Took a snap with the inventor of the World Wide Web
There was a lot of focus on Semantic Web and search related research.
Workshops/tutorials I attended
Brian and Ryan showed some really cool microformat applications. A demo is proof enough for one to understand how powerful semantic web documents, that can be processed by computer applications, are. For starters, try this for a demo:
XForms by Steve Pemberton was eye opening. Truly class stuff. I did not know about XForms before. Though it might take longer to get accepted and deployed, it is certainly the future of forms on the web.
Papers I attended
Being blissfully unaware of search engine technologies, I did not have a great time following the paper presentations. But most of them had interesting observations that anyone following stuff on the net could relate to.
For me "the person" of the conference was Bebo White. He was the most lovable person. The child-like enthusiasm he showed when he saw our poster was infectious.
What did Sir Lee tell you ?
Unfortunately we could'nt show him the stuff we did for the conference. He was way too busy :(
We took the snap at a party at the Edinburgh castle. The first thing he asked me when I asked for the snap was - Do you have a foaf file? ;) Really animated and extremely interesting personality. You can see the passion that created the web in him.
I can imagine how useful the conference was for you. Even I had one experience attending an international conference, there were some butterflies in my stomach when I presented the full paper alone, but the professors and other delegates were down to earth and some apprerciated my ideas, as a result I made some very good friends.
Keep attending such things in future. Never stop these things. If you are interested, we may work together on some interesting things like this....
2006-06-02 04:28 pm (UTC)
Sure. We could do so :)
2006-06-03 10:49 am (UTC)
Way to Go
Great Going Nuts..
- Vj Goutham
2006-06-03 11:35 am (UTC)
Re: Way to Go
Thanks machi :)
2007-02-04 04:47 pm (UTC)
use this if nessesary!