WWW2017 and W3Cx Webdev contests at Perth's Festival of the Web

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WWW2017is in less than a month! The 26th edition of the annual World Wide Web Conference will be held in Perth, Australia, from 2 to 7 April 2017.

This year again, W3C proposes a W3C track where conference attendees are invited to learn from, meet and discuss with W3C's members and team experts. During 2 days, on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 April, the current state of the art and future developments in Web Accessibility, Web of Things, Spatial Data on the Web and Web privacy will be presented and demonstrated. Many thanks to our members and the W3C Australia Office for making this happen!

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W3C also participates in the Festival of the Web (FoW). The conference organizers have created a bigger event which includes many different events including Web for All (W4A) (and its accessibility hack), co-organized by our colleague Vivienne Conway (Edith Cowan University). FoW's numerous activities run from 2 to 9 April 2017 all over the city with the people and for the people, bringing together entrepreneurs, academia, industry, government and the Perth community.

And for the attention of Web developers and designers who love to code and have fun, my colleagues and I have designed not one but three #webdev contests - see below for a short description each:

  • [Contest 1] Web Audio Vizualization: Develop an application that will propose a real time 2D or 3D visualization of the music coming from a mp3 stream.
  • [Contest 2] CSS Swan: Animate the WWW17 black swan.
  • [Contest 3] HTML5 Game: Write a 2D shoot’em’up game, inspired by "shmups" of the 80’s/90’s.

Look for the contests' long descriptions, with accompanying tips and resources on the W3Cx's contests page.

The contests are open to anyone and we'll accept your projects until Friday 6 April (at 23h59 UTC) (see participation rules). The jury members of the competition are Michel Buffa (W3Cx trainer, University Côte d'Azur), Bert Bos (co-inventor of CSS) and myself.

We will deliberate on Friday 7 April 2017 -- on site in Perth. Looking forward to meeting you there!

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