The Yahoo Pattern Library is the outgrowth of a long history of work at Yahoo and elsewhere. Bill Scott, now at NetFlix, took the Pattern Library “open” alongside YUI back in 2005, and it’s now under the stewardship of Christian Crumlish. But the library really draws from the creativity, inspiration, and effort of the full community of user-experience specialists at Yahoo, as well as from those of you in the community who work with Christian to improve upon and iterate the patterns. Christian is hard at work burnishing the existing patterns and creating new ones, and 2008 looks like another great year for this resource.
We’d like to invite the Yahoo Pattern Library and YUI Library communities to Yahoo for a modest birthday celebration on February 26, 2008, beginning at 5 p.m. on the main Yahoo campus in Sunnyvale. We’ve opened up registration for 150 guests on Upcoming, and signups will be on a first-come first-served basis. Registration is required due to limited space in our venue, so please sign up right away if you want to reserve yourself a spot.
Christian will give a short talk on the YPattern Library at 5:30 and the YUI Team will be updating you on plans for the coming year after that. Beer and some food will be served, and we’re looking forward to a mellow evening with lots of opportunities to mingle, share ideas, and hear what you all are up to.