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									backstage.bbc.co.uk
Ben Metcalfe, Project Lead
 ben.metcalfe@bbc.co.uk



    Open Tech 2005, London
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http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/opentech05/
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 Introduction
 backstage.bbc.co.uk launch

 Announcement (w00t!)

 Brief prototype showcase
Introduction
What is backstage.bbc.co.uk?

 Developer network from the BBC
 Platform for us to share bbc.co.uk
  content with you
 Community of peer-developers
 Robust licence for content re-use
 Opportunity for you to connect with
  BBC and feedback into the creative
  process
Why are we doing this?

 Part of a greater “Open BBC” push
 Support creativity and innovation in
  the UK
 Identify + showcase talent

 Public service for the 21st century!


    but especially because…
Why are we doing this?

“backstage.bbc.co.uk attempts to
encourage and support those who have
provided most of the innovation on the
internet - the passionate, highly-skilled
& public-spirited developers and
designers, many of whom volunteer
their time and effort.”
Many of you are in this room!
What’s on offer?

 BBC News + BBC Sport RSS feeds
 Travel XML

 Threads from BBC message boards

 Podcasting feeds

 + more
What’s the deal?

 Strictly non-commercial use
 Remixing with other web services +
  data providers is good!
 You retain the Intellectual Property of
  the prototypes you build (we retain the
  copyright to our content)
 We showcase your work on
  backstage.bbc.co.uk for the world to
  see
What’s the deal?

 We want to work with the producers of
  successful prototypes to help them
  iterate further
 BBC wants to implement compelling
  work back into the organisation to the
  benefit of our entire audience on
  bbc.co.uk
What’s New: Launch of
backstage.bbc.co.uk
Out of beta…
New feeds!

 BBC TV and Radio schedule data for
  the next 7 days
 TV Anytime format
New feeds!

 BBC Weather in association with the
  Met Office
 XML dump via REST

 More data, better ways of accessing it
  to follow

    (let us know how you want it!)
More to come…

 The BBC is continuing to make more
  and more of it’s content available via
  RSS
 All new RSS feeds should* be
  “backstage” compatible
 API’s are coming – stay tuned…
Announcement: Inaugural
backstage.bbc.co.uk competition
Competition

   We want you to innovate and come up
    with prototypes that demonstrate new
    ways of exploring the BBC TV
    schedule
Competition: you could…

   Combine schedules with web services
    Such as del.icio.us, technorati, etc
    Open up each programme to external
    annotation
   Focus on genres
     Such as all films, comedies, etc
     Signed or subtitled programming
     Vertical searching by genre
Competition: you could…

   Introduce a social element to a
    schedule or channel
     Bookmark programmes
     Rating/voting
     Collaborative filtering
   Alert, client-push, etc
     SMS
     Email broadcasts
     Desktop reminders
Competition: you could…

   Integrate the data with existing BBC
    feeds or external sources
     Such as IMDB
     Wikipedia
     Google Video, Yahoo Video
   Create new ways of tagging
    programmes
     Align with existing tagged web-based content
Competition: extra marks…

 Extra points for using the TV-Anytime
  feed to make your prototype truly
  dynamic
 Alternatively base your prototype on
  schedule data at
  www.bbc.co.uk/whatson
Competition

   Criteria: Level of innovation, Quality of
    execution

   Judged by a ‘celebrity’ panel

   The producer of the winning prototype
    will be awarded…
Competition: Prize

   Brand new, famous brand, rackmount
    server! Delivered to your door! Seriously!
   Invitation to visit the BBC as guests of the
    backstage.bbc.co.uk crew
Competition: details

 Full details on the
  backstage.bbc.co.uk site on Monday
 Closing date 5th September 2005
Prototype Showcase
Prototype Showcase

 Local Knowledge (Dom Ramsey)
 Rebotocast (Ted Gilchrist)

 BBC News Front Page Archive
  (Matthew Somerville)
FIN!




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