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Seminar 05A - Creating and Enabling Web Mashups
Nov 3rd, 2009
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Meeting Room 403
Session Type: Preconference Seminar
The web contains thousands of mashups that recombine content from various sources (Google Maps, Flickr, Amazon.com, the New York Times) to deliver useful information about travel, finance, real estate, and more. By fusing elements from multiple websites, mashups are often informative, fun, and even transformative—representing the way the web as a whole is heading.
In this hands-on tutorial, you will learn how to build basic mashups and how to develop them to address problems of interest to you. In addition, you'll learn how to exploit web elements like URLs, tags, and RSS feeds in your mashups and how to combine APIs and data into them. You'll also learn how to enable users to recombine content from your website. Although the most sophisticated mashups demand a wide range of technical knowledge, anyone with a solid understanding of HTML will be able to learn practical skills from this tutorial.
PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring a laptop computer with wireless connectivity and a Web browser in order to participate in the hands-on exercises or use the Web to publish your notes.