Category Archives: CEO

W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe’s blog

W3C Highlights and Advisory Committee meeting

W3C had its annual meeting last week in Boston and it was one of the most interactive meetings we have had in recent memory. During the meeting we released the W3C highlights for Spring 2016, a comprehensive report of W3C’s vision and focus; and had informative discussions from industry presenters and keynote speakers. We also […]

TPAC2015 and IETF94

We held TPAC 2015, our annual organization-wide meeting, on 26-30 October 2015 in Sapporo, Japan. We registered a record attendance of 580 participants throughout the week, breaking last year’s record participation of 550. 43 work groups met face-to-face, participants organized 50 breakout sessions on security, web payments, web of things, web-based signage, HTML, Testing, CSS, […]

W3C Releases Web Developers Avenue

We are releasing today W3C Developers avenue, a one-stop page featuring the offerings and tools W3C has for Web developers, to guide them to what they need for their work. We are doing this to encourage greater developer engagement with W3C due to their increased importance leveraging the Open Web Platform. This one-stop page presents […]

A Productive TPAC 2014 and W3C Highlights

TPAC 2014, W3C’s annual organization-wide meeting, was a milestone for W3C and the Web community on several levels. Thirty-four groups met face-to-face and held joint meetings the last week of October. Participants organized 30 breakout sessions on telecommunications, privacy, Web of things, payments, APIs, testing, robotics, W3C agility, and more. With that many meetings and […]

Application Foundations for the Open Web Platform

Bringing HTML5 to the status of W3C Recommendation (in October 2014) is a defining moment in the development of the Open Web Platform (OWP), a set of technologies for developing distributed applications with the greatest interoperability in history. This year is also the 25th anniversary of the Web and 20th anniversary of W3C, making this […]

Decision by consensus or by informed editor; which is better?

There has been discussion in the Web standards community about which is the better way to advance technical specifications: by a formal consensus process or by having all decisions made by informed editors as they informally gather a consensus. After all, the W3C has long considered consensus a core value of W3C. On the other […]

W3C Highlights (June 2014) and Webizen Next Steps

Last month the W3C Membership gathered in Cambridge for one of our bi-annual meetings. At these meetings we discuss recent and upcoming work, the health and evolution of the organization, and new imperatives driven by changes around us. I invite you to read W3C Highlights – June 2014, which the W3C staff prepared for the […]

Web @ 25, W3C @ 20 – Creating an Agile Web Standards Ecosystem

This post appears in full on webat25.org. Last week I wrote about the future direction of the Open Web Platform. The success of the Web emanates from numerous sources. Its success comes from the basic idea of the Web, generations of innovators who have found better ways to utilize the Web, investments by companies to […]