Although I was pretty skeptical about the schedule at first, I decided to attend dConstruct, a conference that was on my wishlist since I’ve heard about it.
dConstruct is the affordable one day conference for people designing and building the latest generation of social web applications.
Steven Johnson kicked it off with a talk on the long history of the geoweb and maybe even the first one. Back in the 18th century, when Cholera was ruling the streets in London, the need emerged to map all the death in order to find a potential source of the decease.
This leaded to the geoweb and how it is influencing the social web. The Urban web is what is happening.
Next up stage whas Aleks Krotoski with one of the best sessions of the day for me: Playing the web.
She talked about how the game- and web industry can work together more often to make the web a better place in terms of the experience.
In the afternoon Tantek Çelik gave a promo talk on microformats with his talk: Social network portability.
This encouraged me to pick this ‘technology’ up and start to implement it. I recommend his book: Microformats: Empowering your markup for web 2.0.
As a absolute highlight of the day, Jeremy Keith gave the closing session: The system of the world. I really can’t spoil it for you guys because a description would not even begin to describe his session. I will give you a link as soon as the podcast for this one is online!
You can find his slides and a full write-out of his talk on his site!
I really enjoyed this inspiring day and make sure to register for the next editions!
For most sessions, podcasts are available via the dConstruct site!