Reinventing Fire

W3C 2.0

May 9, 2007

Filed under: Conferences,Standards,Technical,Travel,W3C,WebAPI,Work — Magister @ 12:38 pm

I’m here in Banff, Canada for the 2007 W3C AC (Advisory Council) meeting. The AC is essentially the company reps to the W3C. I played a small part in one of the panel discussions yesterday.

It was the last presentation of the 2-day conference, and the theme was Web2.0: what it is, and how the W3C is adapting to and enabling it. I gave an overview of what Web2.0ey things WAF and WebAPI WGs are doing. It went well… I made a short SVG slideshow with some geeky in-jokes, and it got some laughs. It may have been slightly overshadowed, however, by the conversation between 2 of the other panelists: Sir Tim Berners-Lee (the creator of the Web) and Tim O’Reilly (a prominent tech publisher who coined the term Web2.0). Tough act to follow.

The conference was a lot of fun, as usual, and I got to meet and talk with a lot of technical luminaries, including Dave Raggett, who’s generously letting Chaals and I crash in his hotel room.

3 Comments

  1. Tried your slideshow in both Opera 9.2 and Firefox 2.0, and couldn’t get past the first slide. How does one jump from one slide to another?

    Comment by Antoine Quint — May 9, 2007 @ 1:35 pm

  2. It uses declarative animation, so it won’t yet work in Firefox. It does work in Opera (though the font’s not ideal). To navigate, click on the bottom right or left of the page. Various other bits are clickable as well: most of the rasters, the File Upload folder, and on the REX mouse.

    I think I’ll add arrows to it to clarify the navigation… ok, done. Hope that helps.

    Comment by Schepers — May 9, 2007 @ 5:15 pm

  3. Yeah, now I got it, thanks.

    Comment by Antoine Quint — May 10, 2007 @ 1:05 am

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