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Microformats Workshop Summit with Emily Lewis

Environments for Humans

Friday, January 15, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)

Microformats Workshop Summit with Emily Lewis

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Microformats Workshop Summit - Individual Summit   more info Ended $250.00 $0.00
Microformats Workshop Summit - Meeting Room   more info Ended $700.00 $0.00

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About The Workshop Summit Series

The Findability Workshop is a part of the Workshop Summit Series lets you build your skill set without having to leave your computer. Each Summit is a virtual conference—all you need is a computer and broadband internet connection to attend.

The Workshop Summit Series consists of three hour sessions spread over two days.  Attendees can chat with each other and ask questions of the presenters throughout the day.

Registration for The Workshop Summits are now open!

The Workshop Summit Series Schedule

Day 1 - January 14, 2010

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon CT -  HTML5 Workshop Summit with Molly E. Holzschlag
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT - CSS3 Workshop Summit with Christopher Schmitt

Day 2 - January 15, 2010

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12 noon CT -  Microformats Workshop Summit with Emily Lewis
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT - Findability Workshop Summit with Aarron Walter
All times CT, schedule subject to change. All presentations will be roughly 3 hours long and enough time for questions and answers. If you sign up for an all day workshop session, we will break a two hour-long lunch break.
Technical Specifications

Supported Platforms: to attend The Summit, you will need a modern web browser (Firefox 1.5, IE 6 & Safari 2 or newer, for example.)

Update Flash: Adobe Flash Player Version 10 is also required. (Most browsers already have Flash installed.) Click on this link to install Flash if you need it.

Try It Out:  test your system to ensure it works with the software.

About Microformats Workshop

Microformats are HTML-based design patterns that add semantics to common web content, such as that about people, places, events and links. More than semantic meaning, though, microformats have a wide range of benefits, including SEO, standards compliance and extensible data publishing. Some of the biggest sites on the Web today use microformats: Google, Yahoo!, Twitter and Facebook, to name a few. And you can too! 

 In this three-hour workshop, you will learn the basics of microformats:

  • The history microformats; what they are and what they aren't
  • The foundations of microformats, including POSH
  • How to identify web content suited for microformats

Then, learn why you should be using microformats:

  • User experience enhancements
  • More meaningful search
  • Standards
  • Tools available that leverage microformats

Last, get your hands dirty with exercises to help you publish microformats right away:

  • Elemental microformats, including XFN
  • Compound microformats, including hCard, hCalendar
  • Authoring tools
  • Validation tools

About Emily Lewis

Author of Microformats Made Simple (New Riders, 2009), Emily Lewis has been working as a web professional since 1998, dabbling in project management and programming until she realized her true loves (HTML and CSS) and became a web designer. She is an expert in web standards, semantic markup, microformats and CSS. Emily also specializes in usability and accessibility.

Emily is passionate about community building and knowledge sharing. She co-manages Webuquerque, the New Mexico Adobe User Group for web practitioners. She also speaks about standards, markup, CSS, accessibility and microformats for various groups, including the University of New Mexico, the New Mexico Technology Council and Interlab.

Photo by Nick Finck.

Online: | twitter | facebook | flickr

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When & Where

Online - The Microforments Workshop Summit is a virtual conference

Friday, January 15, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)

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The Summit Series brings together expert speakers to explore one topic from different angles, all in one day. Each Summit is chock-full of focused, current content that is highly relevant to today’s Web Designers and Developers. And since it’s all online, you save the expense and hassle of travel. See you at the Summit!

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