Winning pitch at Sydney Amped.

http://openconferenceprotocol.org/ won the Amped Sydney 2010 one day hack-a-thon. The video above is the team’s presentation; an interview in episode 49 of the Frankly Speaking podcast is also worth a listen. Tatham Oddie, Brendan Forster & Aaron Powell – are the team members you see on stage and have done excellent work.

After spending time working on an oData version of the TechEd Australia 2010 conference backend, openconferenceprotocol is a welcome innovation.

Along with a Windows Phone 7 UI, the backend data using pre-existing microformats is the amalgam of modern day web things.

Now to get Microsoft’s conference backend using some smart microformats. And other conferences, too – and we’ll all get a universal UI