We’re running an event on Friday the 4
thof April in San Francisco and you’re invited.
For the past year, along-side our regular face-to-face meetings,
the TAG has been holding evening developer meet-ups under the
moniker “Meet the TAG.” The radical idea has been to take advantage
of the fact that our meetings are happening in cities with large
concentrations of Web developers to connect with these developer
communities in a meaningful and useful way. The hopeful outcome is
to both keep developers informed about what we’re doing, presumably
on their behalf, with their platform, and to drive some
feedback back into the TAG to help guide our thinking and our work.
The results have generally been good, generating useful
feedbackwhich we’ve tried to take on board, and making the TAG
less of an echo chamber. In the mean time we’ve met lots of
developers who take a keen interest in web architecture and the
future of the web platform.
For our next face-to-face meeting in San Francisco, we’re
planning to expand this idea to a full-fledged one-day event,
bringing in web developers and web
platformdevelopers, people who are deeply invested in the
web platform but may not be participating directly in standards.
We’re calling this event the
Extensible Web Summit.
As Twitter denizen Daniel Buchner put it:
@w3ctag are you
telling me we’re going to try developing API “products” using
direct “customer” feedback? Mind = blown
— Daniel Buchner (@csuwildcat)
December 9, 2013
The web is 25 years old. What do we want this platform to look
like 25 years from now? This event will bring together web platform
developers and practitioners from different communities and
backgrounds to focus on the future of the web architecture and
platform. With the exception of some curated lightning talks at the
beginning of the day to set the scene, the event will be run as an
unconference, with the agenda self-organized by the
participants. We’d like to thank Adobe Systems for stepping
forward as our host for this event.
Who should attend? We would ideally like to pack this event with
platform developers, framework developers and web developers with
an interest in helping to drive the future of the web platform. If
you read and liked what you saw in the
Manifesto and you’d like to learn more and influence the
direction of this thinking, then we’d love to have you along.
Likewise if you are interested in other web technologies such as
real time communication, platform & device APIs, security,
promises & streams, push notifications and touch. The event is
free to attend, but is filling up fast. If this sounds like your
cup of tea, visit
our Lanyrd pageand grab a