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Re: WPD Proposal for OSCON?

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:29:55 -0500
Message-ID: <51100C33.4070707@w3.org>
To: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
CC: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hi, folks-

Brilliant, Chris, thank you!

I've submitted this pretty much as-is.

I would be happy to add other people to this presentation, too, if 
anyone is interested in helping out. I think it would be great to have 
at least one of the stewards up there with me.

Regards-
-Doug

On 2/4/13 8:39 AM, Chris Mills wrote:
> Ok, how about this?
>
>
> - Presentation title
>
> WebPlatform.org: a blueprint for open documentation?
>
> - Overview and extended descriptions of the presentation: main idea,
> sub-topics, and conclusion
>
> WebPlatform.org is intended to be THE definitive documentation source
> for client-side open web technologies, and to succeed at this goal,
> the organizers felt that it had to be a shining example of what an
> open source documentation project can be. To this end, we:
>
> * Made the community open: anyone can contribute to the project for
> free, with whatever useful skills they have at their disposal *
> Published the documentation on an open license: We chose CC BY as our
> default license, with the aim of making the docs as reusable and
> extensible as possible * Built the platform on open source
> technologies such as MediaWiki and OpenStack, so that the site is
> easy for anyone to fix, extend and improve
>
> We have already achieved much, getting many pages of useful
> documentation up on the site, fixing many bugs, running doc sprints
> round the world to help move forward, and fostering a
> currently-small-but-passionate community of people who want to help
> with the effort. But we've got a lot more to do.
>
> In this session we will talk about the community, the docs and the
> infrastructure, looking at what has worked well and what has not been
> so successful, to help others learn from our successes and mistakes.
>
> - Sample presenter-skills video (existing talk, or a web-cam sample)
>
> bleh?
>
> - Suggested track
>
> Community or Education
>
> - Speaker(s) expertise
>
> bleh?
>
> -Brief speaker biography
>
> bleh?
>
> - Suggested keyword tags
>
> webplatform, w3c, web, open standards, community, documentation
>
> Chris Mills Opera Software, dev.opera.com W3C Fellow, web education
> and webplatform.org Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design"
> (http://goo.gl/AKf9M)
>
> On 4 Feb 2013, at 13:14, Chris Mills <cmills@w3.org> wrote:
>
>> I'm happy to jump on this now. I'll go through and work up a
>> potential proposal, and mail it to the list for feedback in an hour
>> or so.
>>
>> I can't make it to speak unfortunately, as this clashes with
>> another talk I am already down to do. But happy to help the team
>> prepare.
>>
>> Chris Mills Opera Software, dev.opera.com W3C Fellow, web education
>> and webplatform.org Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design"
>> (http://goo.gl/AKf9M)
>>
>> On 4 Feb 2013, at 04:29, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi, folks-
>>>
>>> Would someone like to help me put together a proposal for a
>>> session on Web Platform Docs at OSCON [1]? I just found out that
>>> the deadline is Monday (today).
>>>
>>> It could be a panel, or a single presenter.
>>>
>>> The topic area I think it would fit in would be "Open web, open
>>> standards, and open data". The track could be Community or
>>> Education.
>>>
>>> There are several different tacks we could take: what's worked,
>>> what hasn't yet, where you plan to go further; what open source
>>> software we used to build it (MediaWiki, OpenStack, etc.);
>>> community aspects and how to get involved; etc.
>>>
>>> [1] http://www.oscon.com/oscon2013/public/cfp/251
>>>
>>> Regards- -Doug
>>>
>>
>
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