Published on July 23, 2006.
On Thursday I gave a quick talk on microformats to the assembled hordes of Product Operations in Yahoo! Europe (this department contains project management, web development, design and user research—people who actually build websites).
The basic structure of the talk was:
describe the progress made in just over one year by microformats in creating the semantic web (note lower case)
note adoption of microformats by some small EU Yahoo! properties and some big US Yahoo! properties
briefly name and describe some microformats (without code examples)
take questions from the audience
End result—a few more people at Yahoo! Europe understand exactly what microformats are and why I consider them important; a handful are now excited enough to go learn more (and not just in the web development team); and I should learn to save my Keynote files before rebooting my machine.