Topic: The Internet and the World Wide Web
Five years from now, chances are you'll be dependent upon web-based GIS applications at home and in the office. And it's likely that those GIS applications will evolve from the work of John Hanke. In this session from the 2008 O'Reilly Where 2.0 conference, Hanke discusses the progress and tremendous growth of the Geoweb. In describing Google's response to this growth, Hanke introduces a new partnership with ESRI. The new initiative will allow developers to pull data from even more GIS servers.
Joel and Jeff discuss software piracy, dealing with public criticism, how to get people to answer your questions, and the ideal programmer office.
RDFa helps bloggers and website authors make their web pages smarter by adding computer-readable information to a site. RFDa provides a set of XHTML attributes to augment visual data with machine-readable hints. Elias Torres and Ben Adida discuss RFDa, including its history, what problems it is meant to solve, and the technical details of how it works.
Aid organizations around the world are learning that they can solve their technology and infrastructure problems faster and cheaper together than on their own. Enabling that collaboration is NetHope, a nonprofit information technology consortium helping NGOs establish the technology "ecosystems" they need to serve constituencies in more than 150 countries. Eric Nee interviews Bill Brindley, CEO of NetHope, on how the consortium got started, how it works, and how it is expanding its mission.
Joel and Jeff discuss the importance of pure math to the average software developer, the importance of status reports, SQL parameterization and pulling yourself out of a programming slump. Now with one more Turkey than usual!
Andre' DiMino of the Shadowserver Foundation discusses the darker side of the Internet and how Shadowserver is working to gather, track, and report on malware, botnet activity, and electronic fraud. In addition to giving its background, he talks about methodology and presents examples of some of the major security issues and how the problems are being solved.
We've become so used to the idea of telecom as a service in the style of the railroads that we don't realize that we don't need depend on service providers to assure that we can communicate. It's just the opposite - the Internet has demonstrated that it's hard to prevent connectivity. In this talk from the Emerging Communications Conference, Bob Frankston discusses the potential of the open internet.
Joel and Jeff sit down with Richard White of UserVoice.com to discuss software bug and feature tracking, Web 2.0 style.
In this session from the 2008 Where 2.0 conference, Sean Gorman discusses Finder!, the browser-based application for finding and sharing GeoData. Gorman gives a bit of history about GeoCommons, a product which brings geo-content to the web. He proposes a federation of the data of all the companies doing the same, with the goal of an ecosystem where users can combine GeoData with other web data to create semantic relationships and solve meaningful problems such as where to buy a house.
Eric Lindstrom, cofounder of VideoJuicer, believes that story telling in the television industry is going to change because of the Internet. He talks about what a hub site and an aggregator site is, and which one you'd need at which stage in building your brand. He also talks about the impact of time-shifting in daytime programming, and how the television industry perceives the Internet as a solution to their problem known as the DVR (digital video recording).