W3C Developer meetup in Fukuoka, 16 September

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W3C Developer meetup in Fukuoka, 16 September 2019

Taking advantage of the presence of world renowned experts in Fukuoka, Japan, W3C invites Japanese Web developers and designers to attend a  W3C developer meetup, on Monday 16 September (from 6:00pm to 8:30pm). This event is free of charge but registration is mandatory! (登録してください!). [Important: TPAC participants are invited to register to the devmeetup via the TPAC registration form.]

Why in Fukuoka? The W3C international community is gathering in Kyushu island for a week to attend the annual W3C TPAC (Technical Plenary /  Advisory Committee) event. Over 550 people are meeting to coordinate the development and adoption of Web standards in W3C’s working groups, community groups,  the Advisory Board, the Technical Architecture Group (TAG), etc.

The developer meetup is thus a great opportunity for developers and standardistas alike to mingle and converse on the current status and the future the Web platform, aka to keep their "Eyes wide open on the Web"!

A great line-up of speakers

In between demonstrations shown by the devmeetup sponsors, we are going to find out what is making the Web an exciting development platform by listening to these five great speakers experts in Web accessibility, WebXR, Web Assembly, CSS and 3D Graphics on the Web, respectively:

  • Alice Boxhall, Software Engineer at Google, has a keen interest in the interactions between Web technology and accessibility. She was elected to the W3C TAG at the beginning of 2019, with hopes of integrating an accessibility perspective into a broader swathe of Web standards work.
  • Ada Rose Cannon, Developer advocate at Samsung for the Web browser Samsung Internet, is passionate about virtual reality and other new front-end Web technologies. She is co-chair of the W3C Immersive Web Working Group.
  • Lin Clark, Code Cartoonist and Principal Research Engineer at Mozilla, focuses her work on enabling WebAssembly's use outside of the browser. She collaborates with Mozilla’s Developer Technologies team on projects such as the WebAssembly system interface (WASI) and the wasmtime WebAssembly runtime.
  • Melanie Richards, Program manager on Microsoft Edge, is a member of the ARIA, CSS, and Web Platform Working Groups at the W3C, with a focus throughout on Web accessibility.
  • Yutaka Obuchi is an engineer working at Pixiv Inc. specializing in computer graphics technology. He is one of the developers of VRoid Hub, a platform of 3D avatars.

Recognizing the W3C Japanese translators community

Because Web standards and guidelines should be available in any language to help developers and designers to make a better Web the world over, W3C has been accompanying the community interested in translated its resources for more than 15 years.

On the 300+ current W3C Recommendations, nearly half have been translated in at least one language. The Japanese translators community –the most active to date–, has translated more than a quarter of these 300 Recommendations!

We are proud to recognize the W3C Japanese translators community by inviting some of its representatives at the devmeetup (see the completed translations - W3C 文書の日本語翻訳集).

Thanks to our sponsors!

This event would not have been possible without the support from this 2019 edition sponsors: NTT Communications, Microsoft, GMO Pebabo, Mozilla, Sauce Labs, Sticker Mule, Igalia, Yubico, Webcastor and WithYou. Many thanks to them! どうもありがとう!

Thank you card for the W3C devmeetup 2019 sponsors: Mozilla, Sauce Labs, Microsoft, GMO Pepabo, NTT Communications, Igalia, Yubico, WithYou, Webcastor and StickerMule

Follow us on our @w3cdevs twitter account where to find teasers about speakers and demos between now and the #w3cdevs2019 meetup.


みなさん ようこそ ! W3Cは福岡をはじめ全国各地から地元のWebデザイナーやアプリケーション開発者を招き、W3Cコミュニティとのデモンストレーション、プレゼンテーション、そしてディスカッションの会「W3C Developer Meetup」を開催します。

ミートアップは無料でどなたでもご参加いただけます。 こちらから登録してください。開場は午後6時、開演は午後6時00分に開始し午後8時30分に終了します。みなさんのお越しをお待ちしています !

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