judell

About judell

Jon Udell, Director of Integrations at Hypothesis, is an author, information architect, software developer, and new media innovator. His 1999 book, Practical Internet Groupware, helped lay the foundation for what we now call social software. Udell was formerly a software developer at Lotus, BYTE Magazine's executive editor and Web maven, and an independent consultant. A hands-on thinker, Udell's analysis of industry trends has always been informed by his own ongoing experiments with software, information architecture, and new media. From 2002 to 2006 he was InfoWorld's lead analyst, author of the weekly Strategic Developer column, and blogger-in-chief. During his InfoWorld tenure he also pioneered the medium now known as screencasting and produced an audio show, Interviews with Innovators. From 2007 to 2014 Udell worked for Microsoft as a writer, interviewer, speaker, and experimental software developer. He created the Elm City calendar network, a service based on open standards that runs in the Windows Azure cloud, and worked on Thali, a P2P technology that enables people to control their online identities and share their data securely. In 2015 he joined Hypothesis to help build an open annotation layer for the web.

Preserving Comments From PubMed Commons

When the National Center for Biotechnology Information announced the discontinuation of PubMed Commons, Hypothesis preserved and augmented over 7,000 comments for the scholarly record.

By |2018-03-24T01:55:17-07:009 Feb 2018|

Annotating TV News

Annotating video in the Internet Archive’s TV News Archive, a remarkable resource that provides video clips of TV news shows since 2009.

By |2017-05-30T10:18:35-07:009 Mar 2017|

Viewing and exporting Hypothesis annotations

We're delighted to see Roderic Page and Kris Shaffer putting the Hypothesis API to work. For us, the API isn't just a great way to integrate Hypothesis with other systems. It's also a way to try out ideas that inform the development of Hypothesis. Today I'll share two of those ideas. One is a faceted [...]

By |2017-05-30T10:29:12-07:0024 Jun 2016|

I Annotate 2016

Our I Annotate conference has, since 2013, brought together users, developers, and standards-makers who share a common vision of an annotation-enabled web. In 2013, 2014, and 2015 we held the conference at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. This year we moved the venue to the Microsoft Atrium in Berlin. Why the change? Partly [...]

By |2017-05-30T10:43:45-07:009 Jun 2016|

Science in the Classroom

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of Science, provides an educational resource called Science in the Classroom (SitC) that "helps students understand the structure and workings of professional scientific research." It looks like this: Graduate students provide annotations that are categorized as shown in the Learning Lens widget. Readers select one [...]

By |2017-05-24T17:28:21-07:006 Jun 2016|