W3C Mobile Web Initiative Launches Live Training Sessions

The Moller Centre, Cambridge, Tower.
The Møller Centre, Cambridge, UK

http://www.w3.org/ — 4 June 2009 — The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has opened registration for its first ever live training day: Wednesday 14th October 2009*, at the Møller Centre in Cambridge, UK*. During a full day of lectures and hands on sessions, members of W3C's Mobile Web Initiative team will guide students through the Introduction to Mobile Web Best Practices course, showing how to create great Web content for delivery on mobile devices, and how this differs from content creation for desktop and laptop computers. Crucially, the course looks at how to create content that can readily be adapted for any delivery channel.

The course material is based on the W3C Mobile Web Best Practices standard and is delivered by two of the experts that helped to create it (Dominique Hazaël-Massieux and Phil Archer). During the day, participants will:

The course will be of particular benefit to people who are already familiar with website creation and at least the basics of HTML and JavaScript, but who want to know how to apply their knowledge to the mobile space. The course is not suitable for those looking for instruction on advanced development techniques such as the use of AJAX.

This is a face to face version of the course that is already running in a purely online 'virtual classroom.' Roughly half the course material will be covered on the day with the remainder delivered over the following 4 weeks. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a W3C certificate. The principal advantage of the live version is the direct interaction with fellow students and teachers — we expect a lot of new network links to be forged during the day!

The fee of 399 Euro (approximately £340) covers the day's training session, all food and drink throughout the day, and the delivery of the remainder of the course. Full details of the course, discounts available and how to register are, naturally enough, available on the W3C Web site at: http://www.w3.org/2009/04/MobiWeb103/.

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EU project logos The training event is part of the MobiWeb 2.0 project supported by the European Union's 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7).

About the W3C Mobile Web Initiative [W3C MWI]

The mission of W3C's Mobile Web Initiative (W3C MWI) is to make Web access from a mobile device as simple, easy, and convenient as Web access from a desktop device. Through the MWI Sponsorship Program, key players in the mobile production chain, including authoring tool vendors, content providers, adaptation providers, handset manufacturers, browser vendors and mobile operators lead the Initiative. MWI participants develop authoring guidelines, checklists and best practices for "mobileOK" Web sites and mobile Web applications, test suites for improving interoperability of mobile Web software, outreach activities, and the usage of the mobile Web for social development. It also hosts workshops that look into new areas of work that relate to the Mobile Web. For more information see http://www.w3.org/Mobile/

* This is a later date than originally advertised.