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RE: Introductions

From: Robison, Clayne B <clayne.b.robison@intel.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 10:30:23 -0700
To: DAP <public-device-apis@w3.org>
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I'm Clayne Robison. I work for Intel in Salt Lake City. I've never participated in the W3C WG process, so I'll be participating as a very interested observer in these proceedings, focusing primarily in the API. 

My earliest experience with computers and programming was in the 1980's on the Commodore 64. I recall writing some simple BASIC programs in high school, but I never thought more about it until the late 1990's when my music education career came to an abrupt (an welcome) halt. I designed some personal web pages on my in-laws Pentium 100 in the early web days using raw HTML, and by the time I officially started Computer Science classes in college, Java (not C) was first the language on the curriculum. 

I participated in the definition and initial development of the Intel Mobile Platform SDK, and wrote a JavaScript/plugin proof of concept for the SDK that allowed platform and context information to be available to web apps. I next developed the Intel Web 2.0 TDK that exposed a subset of the Mobile Platform SDK info to web apps. More recently, I defined the API and was the tech lead for the Moblin Platform Awareness Service. Officially, the Platform Awareness Service doesn't have a web API, but I experimented quite a bit internally with one. Currently, I'm using Robin's ReSpec.js tool to define a system information and events API that we'll throw out to the Device API WG when it's a bit more polished. 

-----Original Message-----
From: public-device-apis-request@w3.org [mailto:public-device-apis-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Robin Berjon
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:01 AM
Subject: Introductions


the working group now has sufficient members that we can safely assume  
that most if not all of the core participants that will contribute to  
it over its lifetime are present here. I would therefore like to ask  
everyone on the list - especially W3C participants but also members of  
the public - to introduce themselves. I'll start with myself.

I'm Robin Berjon, your co-chair in charge of the API side (though I'll  
help with the policy side as well when needed). I am an independent  
consultant representing Vodafone, but as chair will naturally remain  
neutral. I'll note in passing that neutral does not mean devoid of  
opinion, simply that my sole objective is the success of this group as  
per its charter and according to the consensus of its membership.

Prior to this I've chaired the Web API WG, as well as the two binary  
XML WGs. I've also been active in a variety of other W3C groups and at  
times other standards-related organisations (at various degrees OMTP,  
OMA, 3GPP, MPEG, TV Anytime), including editing specifications, mostly  
around XML, Web, and mobile technology. I've also participated in a  
fair number of Open Source projects, many of which around Perl.

In general I don't believe that there should be mobile-specific  
specifications, and in the long run I'm not entirely convinced that  
there should be such a thing as non-Web technology. I don't much care  
how we do it so long as we end up with a kick-arse open web platform  
for all and there's beer to be had along the way.

Before doing this I briefly studied philosophy in the cafés around the  
Sorbonne, which I'm sorry to say sometimes shows. Outside standards I  
am a husband and father of one (each), and have an "it's complicated"  
relationship with a cat called Billie. Mostly I read, tinker with  
movie stuff, and make some noises about politics.

I love it when a plan comes together so I very much look forward to  
working with all of you to release some really wicked swell standards.

Robin Berjon
  robineko - setting new standards
Received on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 17:31:10 UTC

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