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What Is Backstage Overview Google Day

  1. BBC Backstage Ian Forrester Senior Producer, BBC Backstage 5/31/2007
  2. backstage.bbc.co.uk an open innovation landscape
  3. BBC Backstage Team • Ian Forrester – Senior 'Backstage' Producer • Matthew Cashmore – Development Producer
  4. What is Backstage? • “There's two views on the BBC. One is the traditional view of centralised websites. The other is more open, de- centralised and a mess. That is backstage and in there, somewhere, is the future of the BBC” • A developer/designer network from the BBC • An opportunity for the BBC to offer some of the content and services • A way to share with 3rd party, non-commercial developers • Our way of stimulating creativity and innovation in the market
  5. Who will it appeal to/benefit? • Developers Designers • • Bloggers Fans • • Everyone • You
  6. Why is the BBC doing this? • The Governors' response to the Review of the BBC’s Online services by Philip Graf committed the BBC to using open standards to allow users to find and repurpose BBC content in more flexible ways • Trust is the foundation of the BBC • We take pride in delivering Quality • Creativity is the lifeblood of our organisation • Audiences are at the heart of everything we do • We Respect each other and celebrate our diversity • Great things happen when we Work together
  7. BBC 2.0
  8. The Three Prongs • Making sure the BBC is at the heart of development in the UK – Big Boy Partners (Google) – Independent Production companies (Headshift) – Backstage (indie developers & designers)
  9. Costs? • Not providing any new or bespoke content for Backstage • Providing this content in a different format which allows developers to integrate it into their own projects • Cost incurred to the BBC to re-serve this existing content is negligible
  10. Isn’t the BBC Poaching talent? • Prototypes are public • Prototypes and ideas are created for the benefit of the individual • Prototypes are developed off BBC servers • Rights stays with creator unless we commission it • BBC does not have first priority over ideas or prototypes • BBC does not exclusive rights to any backstage ideas or prototypes
  11. Undermining commercial services? • Terms of license of backstage.bbc.co.uk are that our content and feeds may only be used for non-commercial use • We are stimulating the next generation of creative developers and designers, who may go and work for commercial services in the future • We have worked with many commercial companies such as Yahoo!, PA Press, O'Reilly, Google, Virgin Radio...
  12. backstage is ...
  13. backstage is Community • Lively discussion lists – Internally and Externally – http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html • Idea submission – http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/post_idea.html • Prototype submission – http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/submit_your_pro.html
  14. backstage is Social Events • Christmas party bash Hackday • • Teach-ins (Perl this Saturday) University tour • • Conferences Social meetups • – Geekdinners – Minibar – User groups
  15. backstage is Podcasts • http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/news/podcast/backstage.xml
  16. backstage is Video Interviews http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/news/archives/2007/05/video_interview.html
  17. backstage is data • BBC News, Sport, World Service, Radio, etc, etc Feeds – Every single feed on bbc.co.uk is covered by the Backstage License • BBC News and Sport Search – RSS search engine • Programme Catalogue – 900,000+ entries for BBC Programmes over the years • BBC Web API – BBC 7 day TV and Radio data API • Even more to come...
  18. backstage is changing the BBC • Startup teams Co-working • • Open Coffee/Lunch Teach-in • • BBC Teens
  19. Backstage is Prototypes
  20. BBC Widgets
  21. BBC on Now and Next Gadget
  22. BBC Widgets
  23. Traffic mashups
  24. UK Travel News
  25. Live travel news map
  26. Live travel news map
  27. Animated BBC NewsScreen in SecondLife
  28. BBC News Archive
  29. Mood Memories
  30. Good News Google Gadget
  31. How in touch is the BBC?
  32. Hourly news flashes via IM
  33. Twitter Bots
  34. Weather on Google Maps
  35. World Weather Map
  36. Weather Forecast via Twitter
  37. Weather Forecast via NabazTag
  38. Moving beyond the prototype • We can and have commissioned prototypes and ideas into a BBC product • We can consider commercial licensing of subsets of our content, if the developer wants to go it alone • The community is full of people who have gone it alone and can help with personal advice • The community prototypes have inspired someone else to build something better
  39. Home Page Archive
  40. Home Page Archive
  41. Programme Catalogue
  42. Programme Catalogue
  43. Programme Catalogue
  44. Achievements from backstage? • Reaffirm our public service status by making available content and service in a public service way – via freely accessible RSS feeds and webs services • Promote innovation and creativity • Enable our users to create niche-yet-powerful applications and propositions that the BBC couldn’t justify spending license payer money on to produce itself
  45. Trends going forward
  46. Widgets and RIAs
  47. Off-line applications
  48. Canvas 3D
  49. Compound documents
  50. Semantic Markup
  51. Pipelines
  52. Other trends • XHTML 2.0 / HTML 5.0 Attention 2.0 (apml) • • Single sign-on (openID) Identity 2.0 (sxip) • • XBL (binding language) • Mash-up tools (pipes, popfly, proto, maplets)
  53. Cool stuff coming • Audio & music stuff A wild west just for you • • More APIs Better support for designers • • ... a new website (honest)
  54. Questions? • Ian Forrester – ian.forrester@bbc.co.uk • Matthew Cashmore – matthew.cashmore@bbc.co.uk • Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License http://www.flickr.com/photos/juliebee/467473573/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/juliebee/467461460/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/juliebee/467472315/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/teflon/435420333/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/zanmilligan/431664687/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/chiefmoamba/422085377/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thelightshadchanged/410237173/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterharding/410096868/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/parrita/393573944/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldsystemz/357534723/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyedropper/349706232/

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