- Chris Heilmann | YDN Blog – Tue, Oct 28, 2008 7:21 AM EDT
Last weekend (including Friday) we were part of something new and groundbreaking: the conference was the first fully interactive conference held on the internet with 73 speakers in numerous countries, each of which didn't have to leave their homes to talk to the attendees. The following is a screenshot of the conference organizers inside Adobe Connect (the technology the largest part of the conference relied on):Read More »from Moving on with the style of conferences: was a great success
The BOSS team recently participated in Open Hack 2008 to promote and inspire innovation and openness in search. Developers came out in full force to create hacks and mashups using Yahoo! Search BOSS. With the success of our event in Sunnyvale, we decided to take Hack Day on the road.
Were inviting developers to take part in Hack Days around the world. Well be sharing where the platform is headed, leading technical discussions and encouraging developers to start building innovative new search experiences using BOSS.
Our first Hack Day kicks off in Tel Aviv on November 6th. Well be hosting or participating in Hack Days throughout November so check out the schedule below and join us if you can:
- Tel Aviv: November 6, 2008 @ Feature
- Sao Paulo: November 8 9, 2008 @ SENAC University
- London: November 10, 2008 @ Wallacespace
- Paris: November 12, 2008 @ La Cantine
- South East Asia: coming soon!
We hope you can come hack with us!
The BOSS team
Our friends at thesocialweb.tv just posted a new episode featuring special guest Allen Tom, OpenID guru and architect, Yahoo! Membership.
Here's Allen with John "The Real" McCrea from Plaxo, on camera at Yahoo!'s Sunnyvale headquarters on a sunny October morning, discussing last week's "under the hood" launch of Y!OS and this week's historic OpenID/OAuth User Experience (UX) Summit, hosted at Yahoo!.
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- Jonathan LeBlanc | YDN Blog – Thu, Oct 23, 2008 1:21 PM EDT
One of the major initiatives within the partner integration group of the Yahoo! Developer Network is to explore new technologies and methods for improving upon existing application development structures. This technology exploration is used to enhance products and services that we build for our partners in order to provide the richest overall user experience we can offer.
To this end, we created a JS-driven front-end and a RESTful web-service for our database and developed and deployed our application on MySpace. The web service layer was used to facilitate communication with our MySQL database but all of the application structure and userRead More »from Social Networking Application Portability - What We Learned the Hard Way
The online/offline conference is this Friday. There is an amazing lineup of speakers.
We've decided to sponsor some tickets for the "San Francisco" hub which is actually at our office in Sunnyvale, California. If you would like to attend email email@example.com with a description (or link) to your favourite Hack and explain why you think it's cool. The Hack doesn't have to be your own but we'd love to see what you love and why. We also need your address for legal reasons, but don't worry we won't ever use it for any other purpose.
We'll pick the answers out of a hat on Thursday at noon and let the winners know ASAP via email. For more details on the Ts & Cs see below.
Tom Hughes-CroucherRead More »from Take a seat at the conference
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- Chris Heilmann | YDN Blog – Wed, Oct 22, 2008 4:38 AM EDT
The Fronteers Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in September 2008 had several world-class speakers "deep dive" on expert subjects. The conference organizers try very hard to make web development a recognized profession and asked experts to come and give hands-on, expert advice.
The videos were filmed by Bachelor ICT and are now all available on the Yahoo Theater.
The videos in detail are:
Pete LePage on Internet Explorer 8 for developers
Pete LePage is product manager of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 and explains in this talk the features of IE8 developers can look forward to. This is part two of two.
In this talkRead More »from Fronteers conference videos available now on the YDN Theater
Last week in Santa Clara, forward-looking technologists and entrepreneurs came to Jupitermedia's Web 3.0 Conference and Expo and asked what Web 3.0 might look like. There were some good sessions and lively discussions exploring the pieces of the next generation of the Web. The talks fell into two categories: technology and trends.
The technology tracks looked at best practices around the data web as well as some interesting takes on query languages and the move away from SQL. There was also a panel on using semantic technologies in search. Yahoo's Tom Chi talked about Search Monkey, which uses structured data on the web to enhance search results.
Hank Williams one of the conference co-chairs, hosted a panel where we talked about Open and how Yahoo's Open Strategy applies to the web. Rather than rehash it all here, you can read what other people thought on Read Write Web's write up.
Tom Hughes-CroucherRead More »from What is Web 3.0?
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