About Widget Summit
Widget Summit is the premier conference on syndicated content development expressed through widgets, gadgets, and modules. We created the Widget Summit experience in 2006 as a new face-to-face discussion of the emerging widget development industry. Widget Summit unites the business of widgets with development best practices and the platforms powering the revolution. Our sold-out conferences bring together widget development for the desktop, mobile, personalized homepages, social networks, blogs, and webpages under one roof for a two-day immersive planning session.
Syndicating data beyond the walls of your website is just the first step towards embracing a distributed Web loosely joined. Widgets offer deep integration experiences in the places your customers visit every day:
- Windows Vista, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems at the base of their computing experience.
- A Nokia or Apple smartphone in every pocket providing omnipresent access to new information.
- Information-rich start pages on major portals such as Yahoo!, Google, and Windows Live.
- Social network integrations on Facebook, MySpace, Hi5, Bebo, and more.
- Personalized content modules built-in to blogging platforms such as WordPress, TypePad, Blogger, and Windows Live Spaces.
Widget Summit cuts through the fog of widget hype, providing real and actionable business goals and development best practices. Widget Summit is designed for business and product architects evaluating widget syndication as a product strategy. Our two-day program will help you create an informed implementation plan for the widget issues affecting your business in 2009 and beyond.
Who should attend?
- The product manager, planner, or architect responsible for launching, maintaining, and measuring new widget initiatives. We'll help you sell the idea of widgets internally and target the appropriate widget platforms for your business.
- The development manager or implementor tasked with translating business objectives into product features. We'll help you create the right features at the right time on your platform of choice. You will meet the key development staff behind the major platforms for the most qualified answers to all your development questions.
- Product designers creating engaging interactions, experiences, and content flow. Learn user design expectations on each platform and how to take advantage of the parent platform UI and UE libraries.
About Niall Kennedy
Niall used the power of widgets at Technorati to diversify the search engine's referral traffic and outperform competitors such as Google. Niall formerly helped build centralized content syndication services for Microsoft's Windows Live Platform division to power Atom- and RSS-based services on Live.com, Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger, and many other online products. Niall helps companies create new distributed content experiences catered to their business needs. He travels around the world evangelizing widget opportunities while offering independent clarity in a fog of hype.