Fast forward to Monday morning and thanks to a few hours of time from Fred Samson, Stephan and Wiebke (our trusty interns), and the TechEd web team, we had a working TechEd desktop schedule application that refreshed every 60 seconds and highlighted schedule changes, paused if you wanted, and collapsed when you didnt want to look at it and displayed a thanks message when the event was over. Oh ya, and did I mention it runs on Macintosh as well?
Some usefull links:
Wikipedia’s entry for widgets: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Widget_engine
The Yahoo! Widgets homepage: http://widgets.yahoo.com/
The Apple homepage for widgets: http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/