The developers' track in 2006 is an expanded version of the "Developers' Day" of previous conferences. The aim is to support the needs of developers better, by recognising that they are an integral part of the conference.
The development community includes all those who write the code that makes the Web work. WWW developers work at startups, IT departments, software vendors and government, but also include researchers who have a committment to developing usable tools and products.
The developers' track includes themed sessions involving presentations, demos and lightening talks. Some of the sessions are themed on vertical areas, such as media or e-government; some on horizontal technologies, such as Semantic Web or microformats. The developers' track also overlaps with the tutorials track and the panels track. It includes tutorials for developers: both content developers and software developers.
A list of activities on the developers' track is given below, these events are being allocated to slots in the schedule. If there is something listed that is of particular interest to you, please e-mail the developers' track chairs (below) to express your enthusiasm.
Content Developer Tutorials
All day tutorial; separate registration required.
David Leip is the Corporate Webmaster for IBM. In that role, he manages a worldwide team of very talented technical folks around the world. He has direct responsibility for the IBM corporate portal, which supports 83 countries in 31 languages, on both the wired and wireless web. In addition, he has an arms length responsibility for the structural integrity of IBM's overall web presence. He also has responsibility for many IBM web standards, which speak to exactly how the IBM sites are implemented to comply with P3P, ICRA PICS, XHTML, etc.
David Shrimpton is Director of Learning and Teaching for the Computing Laboratory at the University of Kent. He has recently led the development of a new degree course in Web Computing at Kent, as well as designing and running a range of Web based courses. He was principal investigator for a research project on the convergence of interactive TV and the Web and has contributed to standards bodies including both the ISO and W3C. David gained his PhD in 1992 in networking and since has been an enthusiastic educator within both academia and industry. He is a member of the W3C advisory committee.
Molly E Holzschlag
Molly E. Holzschlag is a well-known Web standards advocate, instructor, and author. She is Group Lead for the Web Standards Project (WaSP) and an invited expert to the HTML and GEO working groups at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Via each of these roles, Molly works to educate designers and developers on using Web technologies in practical ways to create highly sustainable, maintainable, accessible, interactive and beautiful Web sites for the global community. Among her thirty-plus books is the The Zen of CSS Design, co-authored with Dave Shea. The book artfully showcases the most progressive csszengarden.com designs. A popular and colorful individual, Molly has a particular passion for people, blogs, and the use of technology for social progress.
At the end of the 80's, Steve Pemberton with a group of colleagues built a browser with extensible markup, a DOM, stylesheets, client-side scripting, etc. Following from this work, he organised two workshops at the first WWW conference in 1994 on client-side computation and electronic publishing. He chaired the first-ever W3C event, the workshop on style sheets, the first W3C internationalisation workshop, and was a long-time member of the CSS and HTML working groups. He now chairs the HTML and Forms working groups. He is editor-in-chief of ACM/interactions. He is based at the CWI, Amsterdam. For more information: www.cwi.nl/~steven.
Chair: James Pearce, Argogroup, UK
Murali Krishna Punaganti Venkata
Next Wave Sessions
Chair: Danny Ayers, Independent Developer, Italy
Next Wave - Business Session
Chair: Rohit Khare, CommerceNet, USA
Ontologies and the Semantic Web Session
Chair: Jim Hendler, MINDSWAP, USA
Phillip J. Windley
Sponsor of The CIO Dinner