WEB DC 2000

 

This was the official website for the 2000 WEBDC conference.
The content below is from the site's 2000 archived pages and should be considered in its historical context.

 

The WEB2000 Conferences were part of the CMP Media Internet Technologies Division. WEB2000 Conferences included the WEB2000 International Conference & Exposition and the WEB2000 Regional Conference series. Formerly known as the Miller Freeman Web Design & Development Group, the web conference group has trained more than 40,000 web professionals since its inception in 1996.

The CMP Media Internet Technologies Division's family of resources is the web professional's one-stop-shop for useful, how-to information online, in print, and in person. The CMP Media Internet Technologies Division consists of: WebReview.com, Web Techniques Magazine, DesignShops.com and the WEB2000 Conferences.

CMP Media Inc. is a leading high-tech media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, multiple media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, custom publishing, testing and consulting.

 

From web designers to programmers, our conference offers everyone new ideas, new skills and a slew of new contacts. Monday and Tuesday consist of in-depth tutorials on the latest in web design, strategy and technique. Wednesday through Friday, WEBDC breaks down into six comprehensive subject tracks. Strategy, Visual Design, Information Design, Usability, Programming and Backend. Schedule your day by browsing through over 70 classes, grouped by day or by subject track. Also, be sure to check out our impressive Faculty List to see the caliber of teaching you'll experience at WEBDC. 

At-A-Glance Class Descriptions
Browse Class Grids
Monday - 8/7/2000 
Tuesday - 8/8/2000 
Wednesday - 8/9/2000 
Thursday - 8/10/2000 
Friday - 8/11/2000

Browse By Day 
Monday - 8/7/2000 
Tuesday - 8/8/2000 
Wednesday - 8/9/2000 
Thursday - 8/10/2000 
Friday - 8/11/2000

 

Free to all attendees!

In addition to providing you with top-notch training, WEBDC offers opportunities to talk face-to-face with the technology providers shaping the future of web development. The WEBDC Exhibit Floor and vendor-sponsored Tech Sessions provide in-depth product overviews and direct access to the companies you want to know more about.

 

Open Events

These sessions are open to all attendees.

Online Lounge Open all week 
Take some time out of your day to relax in the loungy, funky atmosphere of the Online Lounge, open at WEBDC Monday through Friday. Schmooze, check email, share your work and learn from others in this interactive setting. The Online Lounge includes email/web browsing stations, music, networking opportunities and much more.

Lounge Hours 
Monday 12pm-7pm 
Tuesday - Thursday 8am-7pm 
Friday 8am-2pm

 

Wednesday 8/9/2000
Tech Session: A WebTrends Breakfast Briefing
Web Data Integration: Leveraging web data to turn visitors into customers  
7:30 am - 9:00 am
   
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
A breakfast hosted by WebTrends. As eBusinesses evolve, the key to success is to gain a complete and balanced view of customers for the purpose of developing targeted messaging and marketing campaigns. The Internet has opened up a rich new source of information about prospects and customers. Individual's behavior on your Web site can provide key insights into their product preferences, pricing sensitivities, regional differences, etc. This valuable Web visitor information, when correlated with information from other data sources (CRM, ERP, etc.), will fuel key decision making to optimize ebusiness success.

 

Global Warnings--Are You Protected in Cyberspace?   K31 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Philip Zimmermann  
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
Hear from one of the pioneers of encryption technology, Philip Zimmermann, founder of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). Also known as the 'James Bond' of encryption technology for his clutch delivery of PGP software to the public in 1991, Zimmermann will discuss why cryptography is such a political technology--based on his intimate experience while a target of a three-year criminal investigation by the US Government.

Zimmermann will address critical privacy and security issues that have placed the global community on alert. Specific discussions will spotlight the host of problems that both business owners and consumers currently face during transactions over Intranets, Extranets, and the Internet. Also considered will be emerging authentication protocols and devices, cryptography software, and pending World Wide Web Consortium standards.

 

Becoming Your Own Boss   LR3a 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Bonnie Bucqueroux  
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
Eager to launch your own business? Learn how to assess your skills and opportunities -- and whether you are ready to work for yourself. Should you freelance part-time or plunge in full-time? What is your niche and where will you find clients? How do you determine what to charge? Attend this interactive session to learn what you need to know about taxes, insurance, partners and employees, and how to build your own personal business plan.

 

Dealing with Difficult Clients   33A 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
rue Miller  
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
Every creative project has its own unique challenges, not the least of which is the client. Some clients are a joy to work with. In this session, we'll talk about the other kind: those neophytes and know-it-alls who hinder progress and make the entire team grit its teeth. Working with difficult clients doesn't have to lead to frustration, though. Learn how to identify potentially difficult clients and discover effective strategies for working with them that keep them satisfied and keep the project on track (while sacrificing as little quality and sanity as possible).

 

Tech Session from RealNetworks:
Authoring Synchronized Multimedia Presentations for RealSystem G2
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
   
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
This Tech Session will give you a basic overview of how to synchronize audio, video, text, Flash, and pictures in a streaming media presentation. Learn to easily synchronize data precisely with your audio, video, images or animation; adding impact and interactivity without a lot of effort. You'll learn about the newest datatype in the family - RealText 3D, a low-bandwidth, client-based solution for creating 3-D text with animation and interesting visual effects such as twists, melts, fades and wipes.

 

Tech Session from Adobe Systems: Photoshop 5.5 and ImageReady 2.0   2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
   
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
A major upgrade for the web design world, Photoshop 5.5 has several new features specifically for web designers. Dig deep into Photoshop 5.5 and ImageReady 2.0 to learn everything from the nuances of saving single images to the power of batch slicing, optimization, animations, and javascript rollovers. Attendees will learn how to put an entire page together in Photoshop and tips on how best to set up the page to export to leading HTML authoring programs like Adobe GoLive.

 

Tech Session from Adobe Systems: Next Generation Web Graphics   4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
   
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
Whether you're producing individual Web graphics or entire pages complete with interactivity, animation, and sound, LiveMotion delivers the creative tool set you need to take your Web designs to the next level. Enjoy seamless integration with your other favorite Adobe applications, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe GoLive(tm). LiveMotion's standard Adobe User Interface means you learn quickly. And when you're ready to post your file to the web, LiveMotion gives you unprecedented flexibility in output options, including GIF, JPEG, PNG, Photoshop (.psd), HTML and JavaScript, Animated GIF, and Flash (.swf). Come and learn how this powerful new tool will change your workflow forever!

 

Exhibit Floor Party   5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
   
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
Relax and unwind while you check out the latest products from the industry's top vendors at the WEBDC Exhibit Floor Party. Eat, drink, schmooze and direct your burning questions to the folks who create the tools you use. Bring your appetite and your business cards to this great networking event.

 

WEBDC Conference Party   7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
   
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
Join us for the Casino-themed WEBDC Conference Party at Coco Loco! where you'll have the chance to win fun prizes! Exhibitors, Speakers and Attendees are welcome. 
Coco Loco 
810 7th Street 
Washington, D.C. 
Sponsored by Media3 and RealNetworks

 

Thursday 8/10/2000
Whose Privacy is it, Anyway?    K41 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Philip Zimmermann  
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
Join our panel of industry leaders in a rousing discussion focused on privacy issues that affect all forms of digital communications.

Panel Members Include:
Philip Zimmermann
-Founder, Pretty Good Privacy
Lance Cottrell
-President, Anonymizer 
Deborah Pierce 
-Privacy Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Ari Schwartz
-Policy Analyst, The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)
Dana Rosenfeld
-Assistant Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission 

Privacy issues have penetrated into the daily lives of online consumers and businesses. Who owns and uses the sensitive data collected from users? And is this information collected from the user or slyly extrapolated from other sources? How do business owners share certain information with third parties without handing out trade secrets? What standards will the World Wide Web Consortium bring to the table in efforts to protect both the consumer and business owner? And what legislation is being introduced on Capitol Hill to ensure these issues are properly addressed?

 

The Fine Art of Visual Design   42C 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bob Slote  
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
Designers are confronted with metaphors and analogies, corporate guidelines and web identities that all need to come together and make sense--not an easy task. This session will leave the attendee with an understanding of the use of metaphors, a feel for layout design, and the ability to look at a computer screen interface in a new sensorial, interactive way. Attendees will understand how to decipher business strategy, brand, and usability into a successful web site.

 

What Does It All Mean? Making sense of architecture and design   LR4a 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Nick Kraly  
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

Engineers and visual designers share some conceptual overlaps in the terms "architecture" and "design." Unfortunately, those terms are not always used in a common way.

Occasionally, problems crop up when multidisciplined teams assume a common understanding of these terms. I have seen seemingly major project management issues resolved immediately once programmers and visual designers realized they were using similar terms, but had different meanings for those terms. For example, a "disagreement" between the two groups was once resolved when the programmer understood that the visual designer did not mean to suggest by using the phrase "designing data" that database design fell under the scope of the visual design work. Ambiguities in words like "architecture" and "design" can damage communication within a multidisciplined team. With ambiguous terms floating around, it's easy to see how the design community, let alone its clients, could benefit from a discussion on the different ways our industry uses these terms.

 

Tech Session: Nextera Interactive   12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
   
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
Join Nextera Interactive as we discuss strategy, development and emerging markets in the network economy. Despite enormous growth, the Web is still in its infancy. Businesses are just beginning to understand the power of networked communication, moving beyond Web pages and online storefronts to encompass personalized production, broadband distribution and integrated "click and mortar" retail. The heart of this transformation is user-driven functionality. Nextera Interactive is a leader in the Internet services industry, helping our clients with innovative strategy, design, implementation, and dotcom creation.

Glenn Kurtz, Ph.D., Senior Business Architect, leads the Nextera Personalization Practice and works on projects for Fortune 500 companies seeking to spin off new Internet ventures. A published author, Glenn's works include both online and print articles, and a book on Internet strategy, The Road to Digitopia.

 

Tech Session: RealNetworks Tools and Customer Applications 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
   
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
In this Tech Session, attendees will learn the ins and outs of encoding A/V content. Hear the tips and tricks from RealNetworks developers on advanced encoding, personalization and publishing features. Learn how to benefit from RealSystem G2's SureStream technology to strengthen the efficiency and quality of your broadcasts. You'll also see a demonstration of the newest authoring tool utilizing RealPix, the RealSlideshow.

 

Tech Session from Adobe Systems: Building the Ultimate Web Site   2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
   
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
Tired of coding by hand?? Tired of tugging on table handles to get your page just right?? There is a better way - Adobe GoLive. Attendees will learn how to lay out an entire web site in GoLive and manage all the necessary files and upload the site to the web. You will also learn how to create HTML pages visually with advanced features like Cascading Style Sheets, DHTML and robust javascript. Then add in Quicktime movies and Flash animations to make your web site complete.

 

Tech Session from Adobe Systems: Photoshop 5.5 and ImageReady 2.0   4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
   
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
A major upgrade for the web design world, Photoshop 5.5 has several new features specifically for web designers. Dig deep into Photoshop 5.5 and ImageReady 2.0 to learn everything from the nuances of saving single images to the power of batch slicing, optimization, animations, and javascript rollovers. Attendees will learn how to put an entire page together in Photoshop and tips on how best to set up the page to export to leading HTML authoring programs like Adobe GoLive.

 

Exhibit Floor Party   5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
   
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
Relax and unwind while you check out the latest products from the industry's top vendors at the WEBDC Exhibit Floor Party. Eat, drink, schmooze and direct your burning questions to the folks who create the tools you use. Bring your appetite and your business cards to this great networking event.

 

 

Spotlight on WEB DC Faculty

Spotlight on WEBDC Faculty

Molly
Molly Holzschlag
 

 

Amit
Amit Asaravala

A writer, instructor, and designer, Molly E. Holzschlag brings attitude and enthusiasm to books, magazines, classrooms, and Web sites. Honored as one of the Most Influential Women on the Web, Molly has spent over a decade working in the online world. She has written 14 books on HTML and Web Design and Development topics, including the best-selling Special Edition Using HTML 4.0 and internationally acclaimed Web by Design. Her popular column, Integrated Design, appears monthly in WebTechniques Magazine. She's presently the interim managing editor for Web Review magazine, and contributes regularly to DesignShops.com, Builder.Com, PlanetIT, IBM developerWorks, and a number of other developer sites. When offline, Molly plays guitar and sings in the original, acoustic duo "Courage Sisters." For books, giveaways, training, speaking events, and other items of fun and interest, drop by.   Amit Asaravala is the Editor-in-Chief for Web Techniques magazine. He was previously the Web Team Lead for EarthKAM, a NASA-funded program located in La Jolla, CA. Amit holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, San Diego.

 

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