- Building the Next-Gen Feed Reader
Modern feedreaders work well with 10 or 50 feeds, but fail to be useful at 300+ feeds. Skimming feeds are difficult, and any intelligent sorting and filtering is practically non-existent. Bayesian filtering, adaptive sorting, link aggregation and popularity (your own personal Blogdex!), feed ranking, and internal statistics are all interesting angles.
Let's talk about building a microcontent browser that can scale to 1000 feeds and beyond.
There's also a session on weblog search:
- Weblog Search Engines
Technorati, Feedster, Bloglines, Blogdex and MSN BlogBot are all competing for the blog search space, not to mention the popularity trackers like Blogdex, Daypop and Popdex. What are they doing well, and what could be improved? What features are they ignoring entirely? Will Google step in at the last minute and kick everyone's ass?
There's several other interesting sessions as well on topics such as machine learning, web services, internet advertising, and security. Sounds like a good time.