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Talks by W3C Speakers (Last six months)

Many in the W3C community — including staff, chairs, and Member representatives — present W3C work at conferences and other events. Below you will find a list some of the talks. All material is copyright of the author, except where otherwise noted.

November 2014

  • 2014-11-17 (17 NOV)

    Apertura y reutilización de datos públicos (Open and Reuse of Public Data)

    by Martín Álvarez

    Presentació del llibre "Obertura i reutilització de dades públiques"
    (Release of the book "Obertura i reutilització de dades públiques")

    Barcelona, Spain

  • 2014-11-21 (21 NOV)
  • 2014-11-24 (24 NOV)

    Seminario introductorio W3C

    by Antonio Olmo Titos and Charles McCathieNevile

    Workshop sobre tecnologías web actuales

    Fuenlabrada (Madrid), Spain

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    La web no nació con Twitter, y ni siquiera con Myspace. Este año celebramos el 25º aniversario de la triple uve doble. Y durante las últimas dos décadas, el World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) ha sido el principal organismo responsable de impulsar su desarrollo. El catálogo de estándares y documentación que el W3C coordina y mantiene hace que hoy podamos mantener una videoconferencia, jugar en tiempo real y maquetar periódicos digitales en árabe... todo sin salir de un navegador. Y lo que es más importante: manteniendo principios de neutralidad tecnológica, estándares abiertos y el consenso de la comunidad. El W3C no tiene ánimo de lucro, y publica su trabajo gratis, y libre de patentes. Los últimos estándares (HTML5, WebSocket, WebRTC, shadow DOM, por nombrar algunos), la velocidad con que los navegadores los implementan, y los dispositivos ubicuos están creando un sustrato extremadamente fértil. Para un profesional, o para un estudiante, la web es una plataforma ideal: gratuita, abierta, colaborativa, bien documentada y rica en prestaciones. En esta charla se presentará el W3C desde la perspectiva de un ingeniero español que trabaja como programador web en su equipo de sistemas. Hablaremos de HTML como pieza central, pero mencionaremos otras especificaciones que merece la pena conocer. Todo el trabajo del W3C está abierto a la participación y los comentarios de cualquiera que desee contribuir. También se mostrará cómo aprovechar las herramientas, servicios y recursos que el W3C pone a disposición de profesionales y estudiantes.
  • 2014-11-26 (26 NOV)

    Le Web comme plateforme applicative (The Web as an application platform)

    by François Daoust

    Rencontres INRIA Industries: Technologies du Web
    (INRIA meets industries: Web technologies)

    Lille, France

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2014-11-27 (27 NOV)

    La plateforme ouverte du Web, Fondements des applications puissantes

    by Najib Tounsi

    Salon Med-IT One to One
    (Med-IT Exhibition One to One)

    Palais des Congrès, Skhirat, Morocco

    Abstract:
    La plate-forme Web ouverte (Open Web Plateform) est un ensemble de technologies pour développer des applications distribuées avec une interopérabilité optimum. HTML5 amené au statut de recommandation W3C, est un moment déterminant dans le développement de cette plateforme. Cet exposé porte sur la Plate-forme ouverte de Web avec HTML5 et sur les nouvelles tendances et les projets avenirs au W3C.
  • 2014-11-28 (28 NOV)

    Licensing: where the practice really makes the difference! (panel)

    by Phil Archer

    LAPSI 2.0 Conference

    Brussels, Belgium

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

    Abstract:
    Phil Archer will participate in the LAPSI 2.0 project's final conference in a panel about the importance of metadata & licensing. This ties in with the Share-PSI workshop the following week in Lisbon (at which LAPSI has a track) and it all feeds the Data on the Web Best Practices WG
  • 2014-11-28 (28 NOV)

    Introducción a W3C y sus herramientas + taller "Test the Web Forward"

    by Antonio Olmo Titos

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    La web no nació con Twitter, y ni siquiera con Myspace. Este año celebramos el 25º aniversario de la triple uve doble. Y durante las últimas dos décadas, el World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) ha sido el principal organismo responsable de impulsar su desarrollo. El catálogo de estándares y documentación que el W3C coordina y mantiene hace que hoy podamos mantener una videoconferencia, jugar en tiempo real y maquetar periódicos digitales en árabe... todo sin salir de un navegador. Y lo que es más importante: manteniendo principios de neutralidad tecnológica, estándares abiertos y el consenso de la comunidad. El W3C no tiene ánimo de lucro, y publica su trabajo gratis, y libre de patentes. Los últimos estándares (HTML5, WebSockets, WebRTC, shadow DOM, por nombrar algunos), la velocidad con que los navegadores los implementan, y los dispositivos ubicuos están creando un sustrato extremadamente fértil. Para un profesional, o para un estudiante, la web es una plataforma ideal: gratuita, abierta, colaborativa, bien documentada y rica en prestaciones. En esta charla se presentará el W3C desde la perspectiva de un ex-alumno de la ETSIIT que trabaja como programador web en su equipo de sistemas. Nos centraremos en HTML como pieza central, pero mencionaremos otras especificaciones que merece la pena conocer. Todo ese trabajo, por cierto, está abierto a la participación y los comentarios de cualquiera que desee contribuir. También se mostrará cómo aprovechar las herramientas, servicios y recursos que el W3C pone a disposición de profesionales y estudiantes. La charla se complementa con un hackatón específico sobre HTML5: se demostrarán los mecanismos de pruebas que están ayudando a que HTML5 esté listo para su publicación definitiva como estándar. Los participantes podrán escribir pruebas sobre la característica de HTML que más les interese, y ejecutarlas sobre su navegador favorito. Además, los resultados se subirán al repositorio central. Es una manera excelente de profundizar en áreas concretas de programación web, y de involucrarse de manera activa en la comunidad que dirige la evolución de la web.

December 2014

January 2015

  • 2015-01-10 (10 JAN)

    CSS未来 (CSS future – the state of CSS standardization in 2015)

    by Bert Bos

    CSS开发者大会
    (CSS Developer Conference)

    Beijing, China

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2015-01-16 (16 JAN)

    Politics, Communities & Data

    by Phil Archer

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

    Abstract:
    Research data, cultural heritage data, government data - you know it's all the same, right?
  • 2015-01-20 (20 JAN)
    Abstract:
    Publishing data in support of academic papers presents challenges to publishers, not least how to establish a sustainable business model. Enrichment, linkage and visualization are the key - and the Web is pretty good at that.
  • 2015-01-20 (20 JAN)
    Abstract:
    The World Wide Web was conceived as a means of social interaction to share knowledge, and developed initially as a "Web of Documents", creating "islands of information". Now the Web is evolving towards a "Web of Data", in which machines can perform connection between the resources available on the web, thanks to the technological infrastructure of the Semantic Web. The basic technology is RDF (Resource Description Framework) which implements a totally decentralized mechanism to describe the relationships between the resources available on the Web. Therefore RDF allows you to publish data on the Web, making them available for remote queries, possibly involving data sources distributed on various sites, thus implementing the paradigm of Linked Open Data at its highest level. But the real glue of the Semantic Web are ontologies, designed as a formal representation of reality and knowledge representation mechanism in a distributed environment. The seminar will outline briefly the basic technologies of the Semantic Web and the principles of Linked Open Data.
  • 2015-01-22 (22 JAN)

    Accessibility for the Win: Orchestrating Organizational Buy-In

    by Shawn Henry

    ConveyUX

    Seattle, WA, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:

    Imagine an organization where everyone embraces accessibility — where they are committed to making the organization’s website and other ICT accessible to people with disabilities, where they appreciate the additional benefits of accessibility to all users and to the organization, where they approach accessible design as an exciting challenge, where they are proud of their accomplishments in accessibility. In this engaging session you’ll get a vision and practical guidance to help move your organization in that direction.

    You’ll learn how to:

    • Develop a customized business case for your organization.
    • Effectively use the carrots and sticks for motivating accessibility.
    • Orchestrate successful buy-in sessions to raise awareness and enthusiasm.
    • Reach across your organization with tailored top down and bottom up approaches.

    Shawn will challenge the way many people think about accessibility, and encourage a different approach. Be inspired with ideas and equipped with advice to instigate organizational change for accessibility success.

  • 2015-01-22 (22 JAN)

    Easy Checks for Web Accessibility - Get the Gist (No Experience Needed)

    by Shawn Henry

    ConveyUX

    Seattle, WA, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:

    Get the Gist (No Experience Needed

    Have you ever wondered: “Is this web page accessible?” If you can use the Web, you can get a good start at an answer — no expertise required!

    Whereas web accessibility evaluation tools spit out complex results that require knowledge to interpret, the W3C resource “Easy Checks – A First Review of Web Accessibility” provides a different approach. It walks you through some basic accessibility evaluation with guidance for understanding what you are checking. Most people can complete these checks in about 10 minutes once they understand them. If you’re new to web accessibility, it will take some time to learn. From the session, you’ll:

    • Learn simple steps for getting started evaluating 12 aspects of web accessibility.
    • Understand some basic accessibility barriers and solutions.
    • Gain confidence in reporting web accessibility problems.

    This session provides a jump start to understanding and using Easy Checks so that you can start to answer: “Is this web page accessible?”.

  • 2015-01-22 (22 JAN)

    Introduction to WebRTC

    by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux

    WebRTC Info day

    Sophia-Antipolis, France

February 2015

March 2015

April 2015

  • 2015-04-02 (2 APR)

    Web apps: a platform for connected devices

    by Dominique Hazaël-Massieux

    HTML5/Webapps workshop

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Web of Devices.

  • 2015-04-14 (14 APR)

    Web Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities

    by Deborah Dahl

    Philly Tech Week -- EvoHaX

    Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Browsers and Other Agents.

    Abstract:
    This talk will discuss recent activities at the W3C aimed at improving web accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities such as Down Syndrome, dementia, aphasia and dyslexia.
  • 2015-04-18 (18 APR)

    20 years of CSS:
 maturity or senility?

    by Daniel Glazman

    Bulgaria Web Summit 2015

    Sofia, Bulgaria, Bulgaria

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Browsers and Other Agents.

  • 2015-04-21 (21 APR)

    Natural Language Interaction with the Web of Things

    by Deborah Dahl

    Mobile Voice Conference 2015

    San Jose, California, USA

    Relevant technology areas: Web of Services and Web of Devices.

    Abstract:
    Connected things are becoming more and more ubiquitous -- in the home, industrial settings, public places and many more. The current model for user interaction with all these things is to use conventional apps or web pages, but this approach doesn't scale. As the number of connected things increases, interacting with them through individual UI's becomes impractical. Similarly, if every type of connected thing has its own API this greatly increases the complexity of application development.This talk will discuss how the W3C Multimodal standards EMMA and the Multimodal Architecture address these scalability issues in the Web of Things.
  • 2015-04-22 (22 APR)

    Cryptography in the Browser

    by Charles Engelke

    O'Reilly Fluent Conference

    San Francisco, CA, USA

    Relevant technology areas: Web Design and Applications and Browsers and Other Agents.

    Abstract:
    Cryptography for JavaScript in web browsers has gone mainstream thanks to the new Web Cryptography API. Why was the API needed and how can you use it? This talk will cover use cases, background technology needed, and how to go beyond the basics provided by the API. There will be code: examples for key generation, public key encryption and decryption, and digital signatures and verification.

May 2015

  • 2015-05-11 (11 MAY)

    The WAI to Web Accessibility: An Interactive Tour through Resources from the W3C Web Accessibility (tutorial)

    by Kevin White

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:

    W3C WAI is best know for WCAG, the international web standard Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Yet WAI provides a wealth of web accessibility information for project managers, content authors, developers, designers, testers, policy makers, trainers, people with disabilities, accessibility advocates, and others. However, some people are overwhelmed from starting with the standards. But there's an easier way!

    In this class we'll help you find the gold within the WAI website. WAI provides resources to help you create an environment where accessibility flourishes -- whether you need to better understand how people use the web, prepare a business case to secure management support, train developers new to accessibility, integrate accessibility into a project plan, write an accessibility policy, meet international standards, or learn best practices for mobile accessibility.

    Whatever your web accessibility questions, and we'll show you where to go for answers.

    You'll also get a sneak peak at new resources in development and learn how you can help advance web accessibility and share your insights with others.

  • 2015-05-11 (11 MAY)

    Web Accessibility Essentials using WAI-ARIA and HTML5 (tutorial)

    by Eric Eggert

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2015-05-11 (11 MAY)

    Catching Up with Accessibility: Beginners' Basics (tutorial)

    by Shawn Henry

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:

    If you're just getting started in web accessibility or if you want to make sure you have the basics covered, this class is for you. It provides you with a solid foundation for understanding how people with disabilities use the web, experiencing common web accessibility barriers, and learning the easy things and the most important things you can do now to get up to speed on accessibility. We'll focus mostly on the user experience aspects of web accessibility, and mention a little about the underlying code. (You don't need to know HTML or coding to get a lot from this class.)

    For those who want to learn about checking/evaluating web accessibility, this class provides a good base for the afternoon class Easy Checks for Web Accessibility.

    Key Take-aways

    • Compelling examples to share with your colleagues
    • Insight into how people with disabilities use the web
    • Understanding of common web accessibility barriers
    • A list of easy fixes to make web pages more accessible
    • Resources for getting more information relevant to your situation
  • 2015-05-11 (11 MAY)

    Easy Checks for Web Accessibility: Get the Gist (No Experience Necessary) (tutorial)

    by Shawn Henry

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:

    Have you ever wondered: "Is this web page accessible? " If you can use the Web, you can get a good start at an answer — no expertise required! Whereas web accessibility evaluation tools spit out complex results that require knowledge to interpret, the W3C resource "Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility" provides a different approach. It walks you through some basic accessibility evaluation with guidance for understanding what you are checking. Most people can complete these checks in about 10 minutes once they understand them. If you're new to web accessibility, it will take some time to learn.

    This session provides a jump start to understanding and using Easy Checks so that you can start to answer: "Is this web page accessible?”

    Key Take-aways:

    • Learn simple steps for getting started evaluating 12 aspects of web accessibility.
    • Understand some basic accessibility barriers and solutions.
    • Gain confidence in reporting web accessibility problems.
  • 2015-05-12 (12 MAY)

    A Case Study for Responsive Web Design: Web Accessibility Tutorials (tutorial)

    by Eric Eggert

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

  • 2015-05-12 (12 MAY)

    Web Accessibility Essentials Using WAI-ARIA and HTML5 (Webcast)

    by Eric Eggert

    Abstract:
    Using state-of-the-art web technologies can improve the accessibility of a website tremendously. This session will cover practical examples of accessible images, tables and forms and how using WAI-ARIA, HTML5, CSS and JavaScript improves their accessibility in certain cases. In addition the talk will give a general overview of the resources that W3C has specifically for developers.
  • 2015-05-12 (12 MAY)

    WCAG Conformance Evaluation Process (tutorial)

    by Shadi Abou-Zahra

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

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