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W3C Welcomes Developer Community at WWW2009 in Madrid

Mobile Widgets And Social Web Are Topics of W3C Track's "One Camp A Day"

Contact Americas, Australia --
Ian Jacobs, <ij@w3.org>, +1.718.260.9447 or +1.617.253.2613
Contact Europe, Africa and the Middle East --
Marie-Claire Forgue, <mcf@w3.org>, +33 6 76 86 33 41

(also available in French; see also translations in other languages)



http://www.w3.org/ -- 7 April 2009 -- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) invites the WWW2009 conference participants as well as the local Spanish developer community to participate in the new W3C track format. For the first time, on 23 and 24 April, W3C will organize two camps for developers to discuss current hot topics in Web development and write code. The Mobile Widgets camp and the Social Web camp will foster discussion and promote results in the form of working mobile widgets and semantic/social Web tools, respectively.

W3C invites discussion topic suggestions via the track wikis, and more discussion on a twitter feed (#w3ctrack). A special discounted registration fee to attend the W3C track is available (see the online registration instructions on the W3C track page).

In addition to the W3C Track, Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the Web, will give a keynote titled "Twenty Years: Looking Forward, Looking Back" on Wednesday, 22 April, followed by a press conference.

All events will take place at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos Campo de las Naciones, in Madrid, Spain.

About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C primarily pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web. Over 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium. W3C is jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan, and has additional Offices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/