In February Steven Pemberton won the Demo Prize at the XML Prague conference for his XForms demonstration "It's Conference Time!".
XForms is a web technology and W3C standard, co-designed by Pemberton, for the declarative description of applications. The demo showed how to deal with dates and times, in particular taking into account timezones, applied to a conference program.
XForms is used worldwide, such as by the Dutch Weather Service KNMI, the Dutch and British Governments, the BBC, NHS, and US Department of Motor Vehicles. Experience has shown that XForms reduces the time needed to design an application by a factor of ten. In his demo, Pemberton showed how to deal with times in only a few lines of code.
CWI’s Distributed and Interactive Systems (DIS) research group focuses on facilitating and improving the way people access media and communicate with others and with the environment. They address key problems for society and science, resulting from the dense connectivity of content, people, and devices. The group uses recognized scientific methods, following a full-stack, experimental, and human-centered approach.
A live description of the demo can be found at:
Steven Pemberton's talk can be seen at:
https://youtu.be/sT89tH8jmW4?t=7859 (from ca. 2:11.00-2.38.30)
Picture: screenshot from the YouTube video.