Flickr is one of the most successful photo hosting sites. It has brought a lot of innovation into the field through it's use of tagging and geocoding. Now machine tags and the Flickr API are launching the next wave of rich internet applications using Ajax and powerful backend services.
The "Scribblenet" is a gentle romp through the design and philosophy of walking the line between making it easy enough for people to bother putting data in to a system and still useful enough to make it worth the trouble of getting it out again.
Using the Flick API (commonly known as "Application Programming Interfaces" but perhaps better understood, today, as "Anti Platform Initiatives" or "'Architecture of Participation' Interfaces") and machine tags as examples, the talk will discuss why applications, and developers, should open up and let go as a first step in building computing's elusive "Do What I Mean" engine.
About the Speaker
Aaron is Canadian by birth, American by descent, North American by experience et Montréalais au fond. Aaron works at Flickr doing mobile and geo related hackin...I mean, engineering. Aaron does not normally speak in the third person and by all accounts "there's flesh under all that RDF-talk."
Official Website: http://sfbayacm.org/events/2007-03-21.php
Added by marstein on March 21, 2007