W3C Expands Presence at WWW 2012 to Increase Community Engagement

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New W3C Tutorial Track Broadens Discussions about Open Web Platform


http://www.w3.org/ —27 March 2012— W3C invites developers, business, government, media, analysts, and all who attend the 2012 World Wide Web Conference to participate in the expanding W3C Track and learn how the Open Web Platform is transforming industry and society. W3C's activities at the conference this year, from 16-20 April at the Lyon Convention Center in France, include:

  • Tim Berners-Lee Keynote (18 April): The W3C Director will deliver a keynote address and is on the program committee for the Linked Data on the Web Workshop (16 April).
  • W3C Tutorial Track (NEW!): Four half-day presentations and discussions:
    CSS3 in Style (16 April)
    How the newest Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) features are enhancing the toolkit for building beautiful, interactive apps that run across a broad range of devices.
    Accessibility in Tomorrow's Web (16 April)
    The latest techniques for good Web design that ensure that people with disabilities can use the Web.
    Developing Mobile Web Applications (17 April)
    Guidance for how to build Web applications that work on an array of mobile devices, and to manage deployment challenges.
    Open Data in Practice (17 April)
    Explore the breadth and potential of government open data and how to manage data from diverse sources, in different formats, and different levels of quality.
  • W3C Track: Camp-style half-day interactive discussions with W3C experts and Web users:
    Web Security and Privacy (18 April)
    How distributed applications and client-side apps are changing the landscape of privacy and security issues, and what is being done about it.
    HTML5 Games (19 April)
    Best practices for HTML5 game development, one of the most dynamic areas of Web development today.

A number of W3C staff will be on hand to discuss HTML5, CSS, and other technologies of the Open Web Platform. Attendees can also learn about W3C online training and participation in W3C Community Groups.

W3C also invites people to meet representatives of the new W3C France Office. The France Office and Inria will have a booth (number 54) in the exhibition area at the Lyon Convention Center. This year the exhibition area will run the entire week of the conference, and will be open to the public for a small fee (see registration information).

About the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C primarily pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web. Over 340 organizations are Members of the Consortium. W3C is jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan, and has additional Offices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/


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