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The Open Platform is the suite of services enabling partners to build applications with the Guardian. ...

The Open Platform is the suite of services enabling partners to build applications with the Guardian.

This is the launch event presentation given to the media, our partners, developers and friends of the Guardian on Tuesday, 10 March, 2009.

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    Guardian Open Platform Launch Event Guardian Open Platform Launch Event Presentation Transcript

    • Tim Brooks Managing Director
    • Background Demos Partners Emily Bell Mat Wall Matt McAlister Director of Digital Lead Software Head of Guardian Content Architect Developer Network Mike Bracken Tom Marsh Director of Technology Developer Development Simon Willison Stephen Dunn Software Architect Head of Technology Strategy Simon Rogers Editor
    • Weaving the Guardian into the fabric of the Internet
    • Emily Bell Director of Digital Content
    • Mike Bracken Director of Technology Development
    • “The international audience for guardian.co.uk has brought a new goal within reach: for The Guardian to become the world’s leading liberal voice” GMG Scott Trust website
    • Embracing innovation • Integration of technology into the business • Opening up how we work with people both internally and externally
    • Show us how to improve http://www.flickr.com/photos/bendodson/3336066519
    • Stephen Dunn Head of Technology Strategy
    • The Open Guardian Recent history Stephen Dunn Head of technology strategy
    • guardian.co.uk 1999 - 2009 ★ On the ★ 30M web since visitors/ 1995 month ★ 1.5M ★ 3x Webby pages and award counting winner ★ 250M+ pages/ month
    • Looking back...
    • 1995 - Guardian online
    • 1995 - Guardian online 1996-98 - New Media Lab
    • 1995 - Guardian online 1996-98 - New Media Lab
    • 1995 - Guardian online 1996-98 - New Media Lab
    • 1995 - Guardian online 1996-98 - New Media Lab 1998 - Guardian talkboards
    • 1999 - Guardian Unlimited launches
    • 1999 - Guardian Unlimited launches 1999 - Removal of registration system
    • 1999 - Guardian Unlimited launches 1999 - Removal of registration system 1999 - RSS feeds
    • 1999 - Guardian Unlimited launches 1999 - Removal of registration system 1999 - RSS feeds 1999 - Free headlines distribution service
    • 1999 - Guardian Unlimited launches 1999 - Removal of registration system 1999 - RSS feeds 1999 - Free headlines distribution service
    • 1999 - Guardian Unlimited launches 1999 - Removal of registration system 1999 - RSS feeds 1999 - Free headlines distribution service 2001 - First weblog
    • 1999 - Guardian Unlimited launches 1999 - Removal of registration system 1999 - RSS feeds 1999 - Free headlines distribution service 2001 - First weblog 2001 - Ask Aristotle
    • 2006 - Guardian Technology’s “Free Our Data” campaign
    • 2006 - Guardian Technology’s “Free Our Data” campaign 2006 - Comment is free
    • 2006 - Guardian Technology’s “Free Our Data” campaign 2006 - Comment is free 2007 - RSS Everywhere
    • 2006 - Guardian Technology’s “Free Our Data” campaign 2006 - Comment is free 2007 - RSS Everywhere 2007 - First partners network
    • 2006 - Guardian Technology’s “Free Our Data” campaign 2006 - Comment is free 2007 - RSS Everywhere 2007 - First partners network 2008 - Full text RSS (with Ads)
    • 2006 - Guardian Technology’s “Free Our Data” campaign 2006 - Comment is free 2007 - RSS Everywhere 2007 - First partners network 2008 - Full text RSS (with Ads) 2008 - First hackday
    • Relaunch 2007-08
    • Relaunch 2007-08
    • Relaunch 2007-08
    • Principles
    • 1. Permanent http://www.flickr.com/photos/fstorr/
    • 1. Permanent • “A cool URI is one that does not change” Tim Berners-Lee 1998 http://www.flickr.com/photos/fstorr/
    • 1. Permanent • “A cool URI is one that does not change” Tim Berners-Lee 1998 • 1.5 million resources redirected to new scheme http://www.flickr.com/photos/fstorr/
    • 2. Addressable ★ Resources are “about” something - ready for the social web. ★ We live in “the age of point-at-things” (Coates 2005)
    • 2. Addressable ★ Resources are “about” something - ready for the social web. ★ We live in “the age of point-at-things” (Coates 2005)
    • 2. Addressable ★ Resources are “about” something - ready for the social web. ★ We live in “the age of point-at-things” (Coates 2005)
    • 3. Discoverable ★ Multiple routes to content ★ Content is multifaceted ★ Tagging drives discovery
    • 3. Discoverable ★ Multiple routes to content ★ Content is multifaceted ★ Tagging drives discovery
    • 3. Discoverable ★ Multiple routes to content ★ Content is multifaceted ★ Tagging drives discovery
    • 3. Discoverable ★ Multiple routes to content ★ Content is multifaceted ★ Tagging drives discovery
    • 3. Discoverable ★ Multiple routes to content ★ Content is multifaceted ★ Tagging drives discovery
    • 4. Open http://www.flickr.com/photos/thetruthabout/
    • The Hackable Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/....
    • The Hackable Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/.... /technology/internet /technology/all /environment/climatechange /profile/bobbiejohnson
    • The Hackable Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/.... /technology/internet /technology/all /environment/climatechange +business/globaleconomy /profile/bobbiejohnson
    • The Hackable Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/.... /technology/internet /technology/all /environment/climatechange +business/globaleconomy /profile/bobbiejohnson
    • The Hackable Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/.... /technology/internet /technology/all /environment/climatechange +business/globaleconomy /profile/bobbiejohnson+technology/internet
    • The Hackable Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/.... /technology/internet/rss /technology/all/rss /environment/climatechange +business/globaleconomy /rss /profile/bobbiejohnson+technology/internet/rss
    • Comments http://www.guardian.co.uk /business/2008/oct/24/economicgrowth-recession
    • Comments http://www.guardian.co.uk /business/2008/oct/24/economicgrowth-recession /rss
    • Comments http://www.guardian.co.uk /business/2008/oct/24/economicgrowth-recession /rss
    • Comments http://www.guardian.co.uk /business/2008/oct/24/economicgrowth-recession /rss
    • at ll F Fu http://www.flickr.com/photos/ azadam/
    • Open source guardian.co.uk built using open source technology...
    • Open source Contributing to open source technology... Database change management http://dbdeploy.com Javascript unit testing framework http://rhinounit.googlecode.com Lightweight mock object testing framework http://mockito.googlecode.com JBossCache patches
    • 1995 - Guardian’s first web project 1996-98 - New Media Lab 1998 - Guardian talkboards 1999 - Guardian Unlimited launches 1999 - Removal of registration system 1999 - Rich Site Summary feeds 1999 - Free headlines distribution service 2001 - First weblog 2001 - Ask Aristotle 2006 - Guardian Technology’s “Free Our Data” campaign 2006 - Comment is free 2007 -Rebuild for web architecture 2007 - RSS Everywhere 2007 - Partners network 2008 - Full text RSS (with Ads) 2008 - First hackday
    • Matt McAlister Head of Guardian Developer Network
    • (hack day video)
    • The Open Platform The suite of services enabling partners to build applications with the Guardian
    • Content API A service for selecting and collecting content from the Guardian for re-use
    • Data Store A directory of useful data curated by Guardian editors
    • Mat Wall Lead software architect
    • guardian.co.uk • 1 million items of content published between 1999 - 2008 • News, reviews, sports, comment, debate • tag metadata applied to content by our editors
    • Tags Content
    • Article Video Audio Tags Content Gallery Cartoon
    • Keyword Article Video Contributor Audio Series Tags Content Gallery Publication Cartoon Tone
    • Keyword Article Tags are attached to content by editors Video Contributor Both tags & content have editorial value Audio Series Tags Content Tags can be combined to create customised resources: pages, RSS feeds Gallery Publication Cartoon Tone
    • guardian.co.uk • Has an amazing amount of quality content • Content meta-data curated by guardian editors • Fantastic playground for our internal development team How do we open this to the world?
    • Content API • Backed off our search engine • Provides access to all article content & tags • Supports multiple output formats: XML, JSON, ATOM • Supports free text search across content • Search for keywords
    • Your app here! API Search engine CMS Guardian database
    • Demos
    • Tom Marsh Developer
    • Simon Willison Software architect
    • Simon Rogers News Editor
    • Partners
    • Partners Technology Client Libraries Services Tom Armitage Mashery Kalv Sandhu Endeca James Darling Dave Nattris Michael Lee
    • • AMEE maps and tracks energy data. • We plan to use the Open Platform to help them distribute AMEE data more widely.
    • • AMEE maps and tracks energy data. • We plan to use the Open Platform to help them distribute AMEE data more widely.
    • • Stamen Design is a San Francisco design firm • APIMaps.org is a crowdsourced news geotagger built with OpenStreetMap.
    • • Zemanta is a content analysis service. • They built a search utility that links Guardian content to the open web - wikipedia, flickr, etc.
    • • Kalv Sandhu is a Ruby developer. • TweetReviews surfaces twitter conversations related to events reviewed by the Guardian.
    • • Kalv Sandhu is a Ruby developer. • TweetReviews surfaces twitter conversations related to events reviewed by the Guardian.
    • • Yahoo! has several developer services such as BOSS,YQL and Flickr that make mashups better. • Christian Heilmann built a “news mixer” tool that returns interesting resources on any topic.
    • • The Cass Sculpture Foundation commissions, sells and loans sculptures from British artists. • They added related articles from the Guardian to each artist’s bio page on their web site.
    • • The Cass Sculpture Foundation commissions, sells and loans sculptures from British artists. • They added related articles from the Guardian to each artist’s bio page on their web site.
    • Pricing
    • FREE!
    • What does “free” mean? • You can publish full articles from the Guardian • 5k queries per day limit, online support • Partner with us on advertising
    • New revenue opportunities based on new uses for Guardian articles • Embedded ads • Behavioral targeting • Performance-based • Reselling and advertising redistributing data
    • Beta Trial • Keys approved on a limited basis • Collecting feedback to understand how people want to work with us • Will open more widely soon
    • • Getting Started • Get a key • API Explorer
    • • Getting • Data Store Started • information Get a key • API Explorer
    • • Getting • T&Cs • Data Store Started • Help • information Get a key • FAQs • API Explorer
    • Frequently Asked Questions • What is the Open • How do I get help? Platform? • What are the use • Where is the rights? documentation? • How much content is • What can I make with available? it? • When will it be more • What are the widely available? limitations? • Who else is using it? • How do I get access?
    • CONTENT API DATA STORE A free service for A directory of selecting and useful data curated collecting Guardian by Guardian editors content for re-use http://www.guardian.co.uk/open-platform