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Talks by W3C Speakers (2014)

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.

January 2014

February 2014

March 2014

April 2014

May 2014

  • 2014-05-08 (8 MAY)

    Barrierefreiheitshelferlein vom W3C (W3C Accessibility Helpers)

    by Eric Eggert

    A-TAG'14
    (Accessibility Day '14)

    Vienna, Austria

    Abstract:

    Wie findet man heraus ob eine Seite barrierefrei nach WCAG2 ist? Wo kann ich als Entwickler sehen wie ich Websites in der Praxis barrierefrei umsetze? Das W3C arbeitet an Antworten zu diesen und vielen weiteren Fragen.

  • 2014-05-12 (12 MAY)

    Easy Checks for Web Accessibility: Get the Gist (No Experience Needed) (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
  • 2014-05-12 (12 MAY)

    Personas, buy-in sessions, and tips to bring accessibility to life (tutorial)

    by Shawn Henry

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:

    When project teams understand the impact of their work on the lives of real people with disabilities, most are highly motivated by a new understanding of accessibility. You can help get them there.

    In this session you'll get resources and guidance for:

    • Orchestrating stellar buy-in sessions with people with disabilities to raise awareness and motivation.
    • Developing and using personas to keep the realities of accessibility in the forefront during design.

    Successfully bringing accessibility to life can make a project team eager and excited to do their best on accessibility for people with disabilities.

    Key Take-aways:

    • Resources for developing and using personas
    • Tips for orchestrating successful buy-in sessions
    • Unleashing the power of motivated project teams
  • 2014-05-12 (12 MAY)

    Wake up and Share the Coffee: Hot Topics in Web Accessibility

    by Shawn Henry

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    Come early to register, feed from the breakfast taco bar, and get ready for a speed-dating style coverage of current issues in web accessibility. Get up to speed on the latest challenges and solutions for web accessibility in 2014. Learn what W3C is working on and how you can help spread the news.
  • 2014-05-14 (14 MAY)
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  • 2014-05-21 (21 MAY)

    Decentralized Services for All

    by Eric Eggert

    Decentralize Camp

    Düsseldorf, Germany

    Abstract:
    In this presentation, I’ll show what you need to know to make your services accessible to people with different abilities. It will feature documents and resources from the W3C that will help developers building web applications for everyone in their day-to-day work. Additionally I will show the different possibilities of contributing to the W3C to make the web more decentralized.
  • 2014-05-29 (29 MAY)

June 2014

  • 2014-06-07 (7 JUN)
    Abstract:
    XML is often thought of in terms of documents, or data being transferred between machines, but there is an aspect of XML often overlooked, and that is as a source of live data, that can be displayed in different ways in real time, and used in interactive applications.
  • 2014-06-12 (12 JUN)

    Efficient Government, Happy Developers

    by Phil Archer

    From e-Parliament to smart-Parliament

    Rome, United Kingdom

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

    Abstract:
    This will be a very brief look at how Linked Open Data is helping to improve government efficiency and what needs to be done to expose that data more usefully as services for external developers.
  • 2014-06-28 (28 JUN)
    Abstract:
    Chaals will explore two possible futures for mobile platforms. In one, open technology supports a powerful base for building applications that run on a wide variety of devices. In the other, incompatible ecosystems compete for mind- and market share, offering ever more powerful, comfortable and enclosing environments. Each of these possibilities has benefits as well as drawbacks, for users, developers, and the people who build the systems themselves. From where we are now, both of these are possible. What are the benefits and drawbacks, and who are the winners and losers, for each scenario? What are the key factors that will lead us one way or the other?
  • 2014-06-30 (30 JUN)
    Abstract:
    Benefits of the use of Public Sector Information through the successful case of the Public Transport information released by the City of Gijón. Although, at the beginning, local government was reluctant to open its data, now all the sectors take advance of the reuse of PSI: industry produces Web applications and widgets for citizens; restaurants installed display systems to inform customers; a local artist created a multimedia artwork based on this public information. The most relevant and remarkable action has been implemented by the local government which is reusing their own Open Data, saving potentially €0.8m (4% of the total budget for transport) in the installation of display systems.

July 2014

August 2014

  • 2014-08-20 (20 AUG)

    Develop Multimodal Applications with Free and Open Source Tools

    by Deborah Dahl

    SpeechTEK 2014

    New York, USA

    Abstract:
    This talk will discuss free and open source tools available for mobile, multimodal applications, including CMU PocketSphinx JavaScript open source speech recognition, HTML5, Google Android speech recognition, Google Chrome Web Speech API, and iOS speech options (such as iSpeech and OpenEars). Issues to be discussed include language models (support for grammars versus dictation), cross-platform capability, accuracy, open source versus proprietary, online versus offline, and speech and multimodal standards (for example, the MMI Architecture, EMMA, WebRTC, HTML5 and Web Audio).

September 2014

  • 2014-09-04 (4 SEP)

    Building the Web of Data

    by Phil Archer

    SEMANTiCS

    Leipzig, Germany

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

    Abstract:
    What's next for the Semantic Web at W3C?
  • 2014-09-24 (24 SEP)

    W3C Open Standards in the Collaborative Enterprise Environment

    by Deborah Dahl

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

  • 2014-09-25 (25 SEP)

    Crafting User Experience for the Fastest Growing Web Demographic: Older Users

    by Shawn Henry

    WebVisions Chicago

    Chicago, IL, USA

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

    Abstract:

    Long gone are the days when young techies were the primary target audience for websites. Increasingly, a key target for websites is older users, especially as Baby Boomers age. Older users' changing needs significantly impact user experience and the definition of good design.

    For example, gray text on a light background can be hard for older users to read due to changes in contrast sensitivity and color perception, small click targets can be painful or difficult due to arthritis and tremors, and audio can be hard to understand due to hearing loss. As we age, most of us have increasing visual, physical, auditory, and cognitive impairments that affect how we interact with computers and websites.

    Is your design considering the needs of older users? If not, many of those users will go somewhere else. That pretty little design might get some visual design accolades, but very well could be losing you customers - ones with money to spend.

    To help know how to design better for older users, there's a rich source of information that's been developing for over 15 years: web accessibility for people with disabilities. The European Commission-funded WAI-ACT project found that existing W3C accessibility guidelines address the majority of older users' web needs.

    In this session we'll explore:

    • top web issues for older users
    • websites and applications that get it right, and those that don't
    • how to use W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to address older users' needs as well as the needs of people with disabilities
    • emerging research and user studies on making text readable for older users and others
    • how to create visually appealing, user-customizable designs that work well for a wide range of users
  • 2014-09-27 (27 SEP)
    Abstract:

    The explosion of video-enabled connected devices, the explosion of social networks on the Web, and the possibility - at long last! - to consider videos as first-class citizens on the Web thanks to the HTML5 tag, provide both an incentive and a valuable stack of technologies for the TV industry to progressively switch to IP and turn their eyes to the Web.

    The convergence of Web and TV takes different forms and names depending on the region: HbbTV in Europe, Ginga-NCL in Brazil, Hybridcast in Japan, etc. From a Web perspective, the Web and TV Interest Group at W3C has been working with browser vendors and others on specifying and implementing APIs that are particularly relevant to TV over the last few years.

    This talk explores the technical challenges and solutions of a global Web-friendly ITV system.

October 2014

  • 2014-10-03 (3 OCT)

    Value Beyond Content Creation: Introducing ITS 2.0

    by Felix Sasaki

    soap! conference

    Kraków, Poland

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents and Semantic Web.

  • 2014-10-06 (6 OCT)

    Digitale Kuratierungstechnologien - Intelligente Software für den Arbeitsplatz von morgen (Technologies for digital curation - intelligent software for the workplace of tomorrow )

    by Georg Rehm and Felix Sasaki

    Semantic Media Web und Digitale Kuratierung
    (Semantic Media Web and Digital Curation)

    Berlin, Germany

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents and Semantic Web.

  • 2014-10-06 (6 OCT)

    Mehrsprachigkeit und semantische Technologien (Multilinguality and Semantic Technologies)

    by Felix Sasaki

    Semantic Media Web und Digitale Kuratierung
    (Semantic Media Web and Digital Curation)

    Berlin, Germany

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents and Semantic Web.

  • 2014-10-23 (23 OCT)

    Bridging the Web and Digital Publishing: EPUBWEB

    by Ivan Herman and Markus Gylling

    Books in Browsers

    San Francisco, USA

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

    Abstract:
    Although using advanced Web technologies at their core, e-books represent a parallel universe to everyday Web documents. Their production workflows, user interfaces, their security, access, or privacy models, etc, are all distinct. There is a lack of a vision on how to unify Digital Publishing and the Web. Conceptually, what is important is the *content* for Web documents that should be unique. Whether that content is portable (offline) or online should merely be a particular *state* at a point it time and it should be easy for the user to provide a portable state of the same document, synchronize it with the online version when possible, etc. To achieve this vision the community has to define a general, portable Web document format based on current Web technologies. EPUB3 has already made a huge step in this direction. But technical challenges remain. This includes the usage of a general packaging format both to Web browsers and ebooks; unification of security, privacy, and access control models; general and portable annotation systems; defining general linking and anchoring structures.

November 2014

  • 2014-11-05 (5 NOV)

    The Next 10 Years of Success

    by Phil Archer

    SemWeb.Pro

    Paris, France

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

    Abstract:
    Following up on recent keynotes at SemTechBiz and SEMANTiCS where he looked back at 10 years of success, W3C Data Activity Lead Phil Archer looks ahead to the next 10 years.
  • 2014-11-05 (5 NOV)
  • 2014-11-05 (5 NOV)
    Abstract:
    An introduction to the Web of Things, the application domains and the plans for a W3C Interest Group to identify requirements for standardization as the basis for open markets of apps and services that breaks free of today's product silos.
  • 2014-11-13 (13 NOV)

    Content Analytics und Linked Open Data – neue Chancen auch für Ihre Inhalte (Content Analytics and Linked Open Data – new opportunities for your content too)

    by Felix Sasaki and Christian Lieske

    tekom Jahrestagung 2014
    (tekom annual conference 2014)

    Stuttgart, Germany

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents and Semantic Web.

  • 2014-11-14 (14 NOV)

    Tools, offene Daten, Vokabulare und Anwendungsszenarien für semi-automatische Metadatengenerierung (Tools, open data, vocabularies and application scenarios for semi-automatic generation of metadata)

    by Felix Sasaki

    Markupforum

    Stuttgart, Germany

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents and Semantic Web.

  • 2014-11-14 (14 NOV)
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  • 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.
  • 2014-11-27 (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

  • 2014-12-02 (2 DEC)

    HTML5 y MOOCs (panel)

    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 la educación online. Para un profesor y 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 y su trabajo reciente en relación a la educación digital escalable. Nos centraremos en HTML como pieza central, pero mencionaremos otras especificaciones que merece la pena conocer, y que ya se están explotando por los principales actores en este área. El trabajo de estandarización está abierto a la participación y los comentarios de cualquiera que desee contribuir, lo que cierra el círculo de realimentación entre los estudiantes y aquellos que desarrollan la plataforma sobre la que estudian. Mostraremos cómo aprovechar las herramientas, servicios y recursos que el W3C pone a disposición de profesores y proveedores de MOOCs.

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