The W3C Germany and Austria Office held its W3Cday 2010 at the Xinnovations event on Sept. 15th 2010 in Berlin. The Office had managed to engaged some dedicated speakers on some hot subjects. Jens Grochtdreis from Webkrauts gave the view of a Webdeveloper on W3C work. In his talk “Knockin’ on heaven’s door – Die Praxis zu Besuch beim W3C” he emphasized that he loves open standards from W3C – but he would appreciate them to be published more timely. He thinks that HTML5 and CSS3 are urgently needed. Unfortunately the talk of Patrick Lauke from Opera on HTML5 had to be cancelled because the speaker had fallen ill. Benjamin Adrian from DFKI and the W3C RDFa WG introduced the audience to new features of RDFa followed by Klaus Birkenbihl, W3C Offices coordinator, who gave an overview on how RDFa is used today by big players like Facebook, Google and Yahoo.
Two talks about Semantic Web use for Libraries were presented by Günther Neher from FH Potsdam and Alexander Haffner from the German national library. Christian Lieske from SAP introduced people to the W3C Internationalization Tag Set(ITS) and its purpose. Philipp Slusallek from DFKI introduced XML3D a 3D graphics language that similar as SVG can easily be integrated with HTML5 and CSS3. Martin Kurze from Telekom’s T-Lab finally gave his view on HTML5 and mobile Web. 30 participants of the W3Cday engaged in lively discussions led by Felix Sasaki, manager of the W3C Germany and Austria Office.