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Re: WPD Proposal for OSCON?

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:05:57 -0400
Message-ID: <5150A015.3050807@w3.org>
To: Chris Mills <cmills@w3.org>
CC: Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com>, public-webplatform@w3.org, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
Hi, folks-

Great news!

Our OSCON proposal has been accepted. It has been scheduled for 17:00 on 
25 Jul 2013.

Thank you, Chris, for putting together a great proposal.

Eliot, Janet, you both showed an interest in helping present. Do you 
want to start working on a top-notch presentation soon?

Regards-
-Doug


On 2/5/13 9:36 AM, Doug Schepers wrote:
> Hi, Janet-
>
> Thanks, changed.
>
> Did seem a bit grandiose... :)
>
> Regards-
> -Doug
>
> On 2/5/13 3:36 AM, Chris Mills wrote:
>> Good call Janet - I was wondering about that line myself ;-)
>>
>> 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 22:51, Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Looks good. My only caveat is that the subtitle "a blueprint for
>>> open documentation" may be a bit strong in this context. WPD is
>>> doing things that lots of open source projects have done, so it's a
>>> bit presumptuous to call it a blueprint. Maybe "a case study in
>>> open documentation"? I know that doesn't sound as cool, but I think
>>> the content and the organizations behind it give it oomph.
>>>
>>> On 2/4/13 2:39 PM, 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
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -- Janet Swisher Mozilla Developer Network Technical
>>> Writer/Community Steward
>>
>>
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