Drumbeat: ideas and proposals from Singapore
December 22, 2009 § 3 Comments
Another goal of our Singapore presentation challenge was to seek our potential Drumbeat projects. A big part of Drumbeat is inviting people to propose projects that make web better and more open — and then helping the most promising ideas succeed. The Singapore event was our first opportunity to see what kind of projects people might put on the Drumbeat table. Here are five of the eight ideas presented.
Idea #1. Free content hat tip system, presented by Preetam Rai. Click to watch as open video or use Flash version below.
Idea #2. Improving the open font library, presented by Jon Phillips. Click to watch as open video or use Flash version below.
Idea #3. Assisting bots in crawling the web better, presented by KahWee.
Idea #4. Better automated site maps, presented by U-Zyn Chua.
Idea #5. More intuitive web browsers, presented by Patipat Susumpow (Keng).
In all cases: great presentations and intriguing ideas. Some are very much about *using* technology to help people understand the web and make it more open. Others are much closer to building and improving the core technologies of the web itself. And interesting mix.
Given the Drumbeat focus on *using* (as opposed to building) technology to make web better, I’d be interested to know: which of the ideas about sound most Drumbeat-y to you? Are there projects that you’d be interested in backing or getting involved with when Drumbeat gets rolling in the new year?