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W3C Advisory Board Meeting 2017-02 Berlin

The W3C AB will be meeting in Berlin, Germany

Yandex Technology GmbH, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 1 (near AlexanderPlatz), Berlin - DE
Meeting Agenda (member-only link)

21 February AB meetup

“Meet the W3C AB” type of event, organised by Georg Rehm of the W3C Germany/Austria Office.

  • location: Smart Data Forum, Mittelstraße 51-53, 10117 Berlin (map)
  • time: 6-8pm
  • see the invitation
  • duration: ca. 2.0 or 2.5 hours of shorter presentations and discussions with Jeff and those members of the AB who would like to participate (informal and relaxed meetup-like style).

The idea would be to invite the AB members to present, in ca. 10-15 mins each, the relationship between W3C, W3C standards, W3C technologies and their respective organisation; our hope is that names like Google, Microsoft, Yandex, Alibaba etc. will attract a sizeable group of people; target audience: developers and decision makers; the event would end in the early evening with drinks and finger food.

Meeting Site Details

Yandex Technology GmbH is hosting (see map).

The building is also the Radisson hotel. It is on the other side of the river from the Dom Kirche / Cathedral, and near various interesting things.

Flights / Travel to from Meeting Site

Berlin Tegel (TXL) airport is efficient. A taxi into central Berlin is usually fast and not expensive.

Once in Berlin, there is a dense and efficient public transit system (U-Bahn, S-Bahn, buses, trams, etc.)


The building is also the Radisson hotel.

Tips from Dave: Alexander Plaza <https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g187323-d202460-Reviews-Hotel_Alexander_Plaza_Berlin-Berlin.html>, which is bookable on booking.com, hotels.com and I am sure other sites. I wouldn’t go much further north of Karl Liebnitz Strasse than this; the area becomes quite bohemian and mixed.

The Park Inn on AlexanderPlatz is within walking distance as well. Across the river (going west towards Unter den Linden) is mostly museums and government buildings, though I stayed once (on a discount) at the Hilton, which is lovely; but this is maybe a little far to walk, especially in winter, and the U-Bahn doesn’t give a direct connection.

I have stayed in hotels the other end of the Tiergarten, in former west berlin, but I doubt you need to be that far away.

Overall, the Berlin public transit is excellent, but you might prefer to be close by, within walking distance.

Webex IRC

  • join Webex meeting: AB members refer to the Webex detail in the agenda page.
  • IRC access at irc.w3.org; port 6665; channel #ab or Web interface to IRC


Name (org) Food prefs Arrive date Depart date Hotel Flight info Notes
Your Name Here (Your Org Here) dietary allergies/restrictions/preferences YYYY-MM-DD YYYY-MM-DD your hotel here your flight info here your twitter or other online profiles
Coralie Mercier (W3C) omnivore 2017-02-21 2017-02-23 Hotel Alexander Plaza LH2273/LH2044 - LH0169/LH1068 @koalie
Chris Wilson (Google) dietary allergies/restrictions/preferences 2017-02-21 2017-02-25 Radisson KLM 1823/Air France 1435 @cwilso
David Singer (Apple) omnivore 2017-02-21 2017-02-24 Alexander Plaza UA58/UA8973 (LH) @daithesong
Jay Kishigami (NTT) omnivore 2017-02-19 2017-02-23 Marriott Hotel LH196/LH193
Tantek Çelik (Mozilla) pescetarian, no goat cheese. More details. 2017-02-21 2017-02-24 Alexander Plaza UA58/UA8973 UA8971/UA59 @t
Mike Champion (Microsoft) Omnivore 2017-02-21 2017-02-24 Radisson

Remote Participants

Let's consider remote participation for folks who can't be there in person but can still participate during the over IRC and hopefully Zakim bridge.

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Group dinner

  • no current plan


Please feel free to add any questions for the organizer here.