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Re: WPD Proposal for OSCON?

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:28:09 -0500
Message-ID: <511027E9.7080301@w3.org>
To: Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com>
CC: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hi, Scott-

On 2/4/13 4:16 PM, Scott Rowe wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> If Peter Lubbers and I run it, would you be interested in having a doc
> sprint on the Saturday following the conference?

How could I say no? That would be great!

(Assuming our talk is accepted.)

Regards-
-Doug

> +Scott
>
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 11:29 AM, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org
> <mailto:schepers@w3.org>> wrote:
>
>     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 <http://dev.opera.com>
>         W3C Fellow, web education
>         and webplatform.org <http://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
>         <mailto: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
>             <http://dev.opera.com> W3C Fellow, web education
>             and webplatform.org <http://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
>             <mailto: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
>                 <http://www.oscon.com/oscon2013/public/cfp/251>
>
>                 Regards- -Doug
>
>
>
>
>
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