January 8th, 2008

Tokyo2point0 #8, January 2008

I have been involved in organising the Tokyo2point0 events since the second event in the middle of 2007. The night just keeps getting better and more interesting, so I hope you can all join us for edition number 8 on Tuesday 15th of January. I have copied in all the event details below from the event site.

[event information republished from the tokyo2pont0 site]

Tokyo2Point0 #8: HTML 5 & ONGMAP.COM & Trendmap v3

Tokyo2Point0 events are designed to bring together people with an interest Web 2.0 for informational presentations and networking.

Register for the event using the ‘Sign Up’ link at:
www.japanevents.net or email andrew@tokyo2point0.net

Date: Tuesday January 15th
Time: 7-10pm
7.00-7.30 Doors open & Networking
7.30-8.00: Presentation 1
8.00-8.30: Asian Tapas Buffet & Networking
8.30-9.00: Presentation 2
9.00-9.15: BONUS Presentation
9:15-10:00: Networking

Cost: 2,500 yen – Includes Asian Tapas & 2 drinks
Venue: Fujimamas 6-3-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Map & Directions: www.fujimamas.com

PRESENTATION 1: Michael Smith, World Wide Web Consortium: HTML 5

Michael will be talking about some of the changes we can expect to see in HTML 5. Quoting from the working draft specification:

“The World Wide Web’s markup language has always been HTML. HTML was primarily designed as a language for semantically describing scientific documents, although its general design and adaptations over the years has enabled it to be used to describe a number of other types of documents.

The main area that has not been adequately addressed by HTML is a vague subject referred to as Web Applications. This specification attempts to rectify this, while at the same time updating the HTML specifications to address issues raised in the past few years.”

Speaker Profile
Michael joined the W3C in 2007 as part the W3C Mobile Web Initiative and is now part of the Interaction domain. He’s been based in Tokyo since 2001. Prior to joining the W3C, he worked for Opera Software, and prior to that, for Openwave Systems — most of that time involved with design, development, testing, and deployment of software for mobile operators.

PRESENTATION 2: Yuki Naotori, CEO, Sevens Inc. : Award Winning Google Maps Mashup: ONGMAP.COM

ONGMAP.COM (on-gmap) is a mashup of Google Maps and many other geo-related web apis. Its user interface is built on a Javascript framework ExtJS and works like a desktop application. Yuki will show how ONGMAP is built, what it can do, and hopefully new project based on ONGMAP.

Speaker Profile
BS from Florida Institute of Technology, MS from Stanford University. Started his career at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) in 1995. Founded Open Associates in 2000 after working for Infinity Financial Technology, Monitor Company, and InsWeb Japan. Founded 7ns.jp in 2007

BONUS PRESENTATION:
We are pleased to welcome back Oliver Reichenstein of Information Architects who will give a brief presentation on v3 of their trendmap and highlights of their predictions for the internet industry in 2008.

Version 2 of the Information Architects Trendmap

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