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From: Ted Mielczarek <ted@mielczarek.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2011 12:38:09 -0400
Message-ID: <CAKkNbbYpxNKrS9TKMLvg-cMHRDrfgnw2en8w2pagre5pHT8mng@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-webevents@w3.org
Hello, public-webevents!

I joined the Web Events Working Group just last week, and I realized I
hadn't sent an introductory email. I'm going to be co-authoring a spec
for Gamepad APIs for the web, which is a topic I've been interested in
for quite a while.

A bit about me: I've been employed at Mozilla for 4.5 years now, and I
was a community contributor to the project for something like 5 years
prior to that. I haven't historically worked on our DOM or Web APIs,
but I've dabbled in various bits of the codebase so I have a general
familiarity with it. I am an avid gamer, and have been for most of my
life, so I've been very interested in the recent surge in HTML-based
games. I've been thinking about implementing gamepad APIs for the web
in Gecko for quite some time, and I filed a bug[1] about it last year.
Finally this year I got to it and wrote some code, which stirred up a
bit of interest, resulting in this Working Group's decision to add
gamepad APIs to our charter. I'm excited to be a part of it, and I
hope to get a useful spec written soon.

Regards,
-Ted

1. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=604039
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