Sharing the OSCON schedule data
by Terrie Miller
Related link: http://use.perl.org/~gnat/journal/6427
Nat Torkington, Open Source Convention Program Planner extraordinaire, turned folks loose on conference schedule data: "I've extracted the OSCON schedule as a ton of HTML that will make your browser choke, a ton of XML, and tab-separated values for Excelophiles." Some results include:
- A Palm "schedule themer"
- An all-in-one, compact HTML representation for the entire conference and one page each per track.
Good stuff! Doing these kinds of schedule grids can be a lot more complex than looks (which is one reason why we haven't come up with the perfect system on our own conferences site!)
Do you have more examples?