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Talks by W3C Speakers (Last six months)

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.

November 2015

  • 2015-11-26 (26 NOV)

    Transforming the Web together

    by Bernard Gidon

    How to Web

    Bucharest, Romania

  • 2015-11-28 (28 NOV)

    How to Improve Your Project’s Accessibility Without Going Crazy

    by Eric Eggert

    Drupal Camp Vienna

    Vienna, Austria

December 2015

  • 2015-12-04 (4 DEC)

    Multimodal Interaction Standards at the World Wide Web Consortium

    by Deborah Dahl

    Relevant technology areas: Browsers and Other Agents and Web of Devices.

    Abstract:
    The W3C Multimodal Interaction Working Group has developed several standards that can be used to represent multimodal user inputs and system outputs. We will discuss three of them in this talk. Extensible Multimodal Annotation (EMMA) represents cross-modality metadata for user inputs and system outputs. Ink Markup Language (InkML) represents traces in electronic ink, for example, for applications such as handwriting or gesture recognition. Finally, Emotion Markup Language (EmotionML) can be used to represent emotions. We will describe these three standards, talk about how they interoperate (including a demo of EMMA and EmotionML), and discuss future directions.
  • 2015-12-10 (10 DEC)

    W3C Developers

    by Guillaume Baudusseau

    /dev/var

    Toulon, France

    Abstract:

    Le World Wide Web Consortium vient de révéler W3C Developers, un programme qui offre aux développeurs web toutes les ressources et outils nécessaires afin d'apprendre, construire le Web, et rejoindre la communauté des standards du Web.

    En bref, W3C Developers c'est:

    • Les validateurs W3C et autres outils, gratuits et open-source
    • Discourse, pour discuter et apprendre
    • Formations Web via les MOOCs de W3Cx ou W3DevCampus
    • W3C Community Groups pour proposer et incuber les nouvelles techno Web
    • Test the Web Forward
    • Friends, le programme de donations

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

  • 2016-03-07 (7 MAR)
    Abstract:
    The Big Data Europe project is building a powerful and flexible platform designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of researchers. From health to agriculture; from energy, climate, transport and social sciences through to security (the EC's 7 societal challenges). Providing an easy to use and unified toolkit requires that the semantics of the data are discoverable, irrespective of formats. Merging and manipulating multiple datasets or real time data sources may also require a knowledge of permissions and obligations expressed by the data owner. W3C's Data Activity Lead will look briefly at the pilot studies being carried out under the Big Data Europe project and the challenges for standardisation that they present.
  • 2016-03-08 (8 MAR)

    Web Cryptography Workshop (tutorial)

    by Charles Engelke and Laurie White

    O’Reilly Fluent Conference

    San Francisco, CA, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    See workshop detail page for more information and, after the talk, presentation slides.
  • 2016-03-22 (22 MAR)

    State of W3C web performance group

    by Philippe Le Hégaret and Todd Reifsteck

    Velocity

    Santa Clara, CA, USA

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

    Abstract:

    The W3C Web Performance Working Group have been working in the last few years to add several new performance related APIs and to evolve the existing ones.

    The session will cover the work of the working group as well as other performance related efforts that are being worked by other groups, so that you can be up to date with the latest developments and with what’s coming next.

    It will also discuss how easy it is to get involved, provide feedback and influence the direction that these standards will take, in order to help shape the future of Web performance and the Web in general.

  • 2016-03-25 (25 MAR)

    The WAI to Web Accessibility: Education & Outreach Update 2016

    by Shawn Henry, Eric Eggert, Brent Bakken, and Sharron Rush

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    Learn how to get the most from new and updated web accessibility educational resources. And learn how you can directly help advance web accessibility.
  • 2016-03-25 (25 MAR)

    WCAG: New Needs, New Work to Enhance WAI Guidelines (panel)

    by Michael Cooper and Judy Brewer

    Abstract:
    The Web Accessibility Initiative undertakes new WCAG work and integrates user agent and authoring tool guidance. Come give us your views on priorities!

April 2016

May 2016

  • 2016-05-03 (3 MAY)

    A história das CSS: do Working Group às especificações (The CSS History: from the Working Group to the specs)

    by Newton

    CSS Day

    Maceió, Brazil

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    The CSS history will be shown in this presentation, which also will show about the CSS Working Group as well as the W3C process of creating specs and recommendations.
  • 2016-05-05 (5 MAY)

    HTML5

    by Steven Pemberton

    J.Boye Philadelphia 16

    Philadelphia, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Architecture.

  • 2016-05-09 (9 MAY)

    Catching Up with Accessibility: Beginner's Basics (tutorial)

    by Shawn Henry

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    If you're just getting started in web accessibility or if you want to make sure you have the basics covered, this class is for you. It provides you with a solid foundation for understanding how people with disabilities use the web, experiencing common web accessibility barriers, and learning the easy things and the most important things you can do now to get up to speed on accessibility. We'll focus mostly on the user experience aspects of web accessibility, and mention a little about the underlying code. (You don't need to know HTML or coding to get a lot from this class.) For those who want to learn about checking/evaluating web accessibility, this class provides a good basis for tomorrow's class, "Easy Checks for Web Accessibility: Get the Gist (No Experience Necessary)."
  • 2016-05-09 (9 MAY)

    Easy Checks for Web Accessibility: Get the Gist (No Experience Necessary) (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?” (Monday's class, "Catching Up with Accessibility: Beginners Basics," provides a handy background for this class; however, it is not a prerequisite.)
  • 2016-05-09 (9 MAY)

    The WAI to Web Accessibility: An Interactive Tour Through Resources form the W3C Web Accessibility (tutorial)

    by Shawn Henry, Sharron Rush, and Brent Bakken

    AccessU

    Austin, TX, USA

    Relevant technology area: Web Design and Applications.

    Abstract:
    W3C WAI is best know for WCAG, the international web standard Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Yet WAI provides a wealth of web accessibility information for project managers, content authors, developers, designers, testers, policy makers, trainers, people with disabilities, accessibility advocates, and others. However, some people are overwhelmed from starting with the standards. But there's an easier way! In this class we'll help you find the gold within the WAI website. WAI provides resources to help you create an environment where accessibility flourishes -- whether you need to better understand how people use the web, prepare a business case to secure management support, train developers new to accessibility, integrate accessibility into a project plan, write an accessibility policy, meet international standards, or learn best practices for mobile accessibility. Whatever your web accessibility questions, and we'll show you where to go for answers. You'll also get a sneak peak at new resources in development and learn how you can help advance web accessibility and share your insights with others.
  • 2016-05-12 (12 MAY)

    The Second Enlightenment

    by Steven Pemberton

    DrupalJam 2016

    Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Relevant technology area: Web Architecture.

  • 2016-05-12 (12 MAY)

    W3C Web Standards Work for the Automotive Industry

    by Bernard Gidon

  • 2016-05-18 (18 MAY)

    Dados na Web: porque é importante conectar (Data on the Web: why linking matters)

    by Yaso Córdova

    Data Science: O Y da questão
    (Data Science: the "Y" factor)

    São Paulo, Brazil

    Relevant technology area: Semantic Web.

    Abstract:
    Interligar dados e aplicar técnicas da Web semântica em datasets abertos para torná-los encontráveis na Web pode significar um belo empurrão para quem faz uso de dados abertos. Complementar essas técnicas com muitas outras, como o Machine Learning por exemplo, pode aumentar as chances de negócios e ajudar na interoperabilidade em, tempos de IoT.
  • 2016-05-19 (19 MAY)

    Securing the open web platform

    by Wendy Seltzer

    OSCON

    Austin, TX, USA

    Abstract:
    One of the Web’s greatest strengths is its generality, its openness to new links and unexpected uses. Openness also means that different applications and users have different security goals and threat models. A mash-up that’s desired by one may be dangerous to another. As stewards of the Open Web Platform, W3C aims to accommodate these different needs through modular components, including work on user security and authentication, cooperative policy enforcement, and platform-level reviews. I’ll talk about what’s done, what’s in progress, and where we’re looking next to support an environment for trustworthy application development. Among the topics of current work, I will share updates on: WebCrypto and Authentication: can we kill the password yet? WebAppSec CSP and more: cooperative policy enforcement in the browser HTTPS upgrade: making it easier for Web apps to go secure Security and Privacy Considerations: building security in to specs and their implementations We’ll also talk about broader patterns. While we can’t guarantee the security of “the Web” as an application platform, we can make it easier for authors to write secure Web apps, and for users to distinguish those they trust. Can we take the hard-earned lessons of Web security to other environments that are opening, such as the burgeoning universe of connected things and cars? Can we get both security and space for innovation?
  • 2016-05-19 (19 MAY)

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