Web technologies for applications: workshop and coding contest in Paris, 13 June 2023
The convergence of web innovation, light app technologies, and mobile devices is transforming the digital landscape. The “Web Technologies for Applications” workshop and coding contest, organized the Systematic Paris-Region cluster and the Open-Source Software for Information Systems (OW2) in coordination with W3C, brings together industry professionals, web developers, researchers, programmers, and technology enthusiasts to explore the latest trends and advancements in web applications in a mobile context.
Take part in this exciting day and register free of charge for June 13, 2023, in Paris !
Starting from the mid-2000s, web access through mobile devices experienced a remarkable surge, driven by the popularity of smartphones and the availability of affordable, high-speed mobile data networks. At that time, W3C launched the Mobile Web Initiative to make browsing the Web from mobile devices a reality. In parallel, mobile native apps were adapting to user expectations, including seamless connectivity, smooth interactivity, etc. To orient developers and content providers who wanted to create the same or even a better experience on mobile, W3C maintained and published roadmaps of Web Applications for Mobile collecting information about standardization and implementation status of features described in W3C specifications and others.
As society embraces an “always on, always connected” real-time paradigm, coupled with the emergence of smart homes, smart cities, AR/VR, AI bots, etc., new challenges have arisen. These challenges prompt us to evolve existing global standards and forge new ones, while addressing concerns such as data privacy, cyber security, online harassment, and more. Simultaneously, we must strive to maintain an accessible and user-friendly development process.
At the event (9h00 – 14h00), renowned experts will deliver engaging sessions:
- Dominique Hazaël-Massieux (Head of DevRel, W3C) will review and compare how Web technologies are used across ecosystems, and highlight opportunities for greater convergence among them.
- Martin Alvarez-Espinar (Head of Web Standards, Huawei) will present the background and current status of the W3C MiniApp specifications, developed collaboratively by industry leaders and stakeholders within the W3C MiniApps Working Group.
- Alex Bourlier (Co-founder, Startin’blox) will explore how Data Interoperability and Data Sovereignty can be enhanced among the MiniApps ecosystem by making use of initiatives like the Solid Project, International Data Spaces (IDS) or Gaia-X.
- Simon Phipps (Standards & Policy Director, OSI) will suggest some definitions and principles over what open source and open standards have in common, and what distinguishes them.
- Fabien Benetou (Prototypist, consultant in WebXR for the European Parliament innovation team) will demonstrate how an immersive experience can take place directly in the browser we are already so familiar with.
- Romain Vailleux (Partnership & Ecosystem Manager, Apizee) will explore the possibilities offered by WebRTC, with a particular focus on use cases and applications.
With an informative workshop, a challenging coding contest, and opportunities for networking and recognition, this event is a must-attend for those looking to expand their knowledge, showcase their skills, and take their web development career to new heights.
Join us to shape the future of web and mobile experiences, ensuring inclusivity, security, and accessibility for all. The event is located at 16-18 Rue Vulpian, 75013 Paris.
The afternoon will be devoted to a code contest for students, who will have to develop and test a lightweight application (PWA, Quick App) to promote a city’s resources. The 3 best projects will win cool prizes! Register here.