Public Developer Gathering
Part of W3C Technical Plenary Week
5 November 2009

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W3C invites the public to gather for an afternoon of discussion and networking. This Developer Gathering takes place during W3C's annual Technical Plenary (TPAC) Week, when W3C Working Groups meet face-to-face and work to resolve the most challenging technical issues facing the Consortium.

The afternoon's speakers will present the latest on various open standards in development and gather feedback from participants. Currently, we have the following speakers lined up; others will be announced shortly:

Plus: Special guest John Schneider on Efficient XML Interchange [slides].

In addition, the HTML Working Group will be meeting at the same time as the Developer Gathering, so there will be hallway opportunities to learn about the latest news about HTML 5.

Use #w3cdev to refer to the event on social networking sites!
(remember: do not
microblog W3C Member confidential matters).

Participation and Registration

Participation in the Developer Gathering is open to anyone. We encourage Web designers and application designers (especially those who do not regularly participate in W3C) to join these discussions, and to meet and chat with other TPAC participants at lunch, at breaks, and in hallways. Note: This meeting offers opportunities to chat with other people participating in the Technical Plenary Week at breaks and in hallways, but we kindly ask that you refrain from walking in on other group meetings.

Registration closed 29 October 2009.

Space permitting, we will accept onsite registration at a fee of $150.

People may also join us on IRC: irc.w3.org, port 6665, #w3cdev.

Notes on the payment system

Schedule and Agenda

Here is the outline of the meeting (including lunch):

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch (California Ballroom 5).
A vegetarian option will be available.
14:00 - 15:30 Session I: The Web Browser
  • Arun Ranganathan on Apis
  • Fantasai and Strike Force on CSS
  • Philippe Le Hégaret on Browser Test Suites
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 18:00 Session II: Internet Ecosystem
  • Brendan Eich on the future of Javascript
  • Mark Davis on IDN controversies
  • Leslie Daigle on Internet Ecosystem Health
  • Kevin Marks on OpenID, OAuth, OpenSocial

We expect 30 minutes per session (10 minute presentations; 20 minute discussions).

Venue - Santa Clara Marriott

The meeting will take place in the Santa Clara Marriott, which is conveniently located just 4 miles from the San Jose International Airport and 30 miles south of the San Francisco International Airport.

Meeting location:

      Santa Clara Marriott
      2700 Mission College Boulevard
      Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA
      Tel: +1 408 988 1500 (main line)
      Fax: +1 408 352 4353 (front desk)


Mineta San Jose International Airport is the closest International airport to the meeting site. The Santa Clara Marriott is located just 4 miles from the San Jose International Airport and 30 miles south of the San Francisco International Airport. The travel time between the airport and the hotel (meeting site) will vary between 15-30 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Taxi are plentiful and fares vary.

The Hotel Fact Sheet provides driving directions from the San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland airports.

Useful Information

Weather: You may refer to wunderground.com for Santa Clara, CA weather.

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