Open Web Vancouver 2008

Open Web Vancouver BadgeWe've been mentioning the Open Web Vancouver 2008 conference at our Vancouver League of Drupallers meetings, but I realized I haven't blogged about it. If you're in Vancouver April 14/15 you'll want to take a look.

Zak Greant said it quite eloquently: For Geeks, by Geeks: The Open Web Conference.

For us Drupal types, there's one Drupal presentation by the Donat Group titled, A Social Intranet with Drupal: Case Study. The Donat folks do interesting and cool stuff, as they demonstrated at the August 2007 League of Drupallers meeting.

Arguably more interesting because of recent Drupal directions are the semantic web/microformat presentations: Microformats with Ryan King; The Semantic Web and Creative Commons Licensing; and Microformats (+DiSo) with Chris Messina. There's also a topical Open Social presentation, OpenSocial, a standard programming model for the Social Web.

If you are an out-of-town Drupaller here for conference, or even from the Fraser Valley, be sure to say hello! Maybe we can organize a BoF! And the April Vancouver Drupallers meeting is the following Thursday, April 17. Busy week.

I should mention I've been helping out with some of the organizing, though not as much as I'd hoped.