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RE: WPD Proposal for OSCON?

From: Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:55:57 +0000
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Chris Mills <cmills@w3.org>
CC: Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EE17064AEDF7E1449BC62DCAC1BE1AA6038C4C@TK5EX14MBXC263.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Congratulations, Doug!

Yes, I am still very much interested and am happy to work on the presentation in whatever capacity would help. It'll be nice to be able to get to a conference without having to take a plane, too.

Eliot

-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Schepers [mailto:schepers@w3.org] 
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 12:06 PM
To: Chris Mills
Cc: Janet Swisher; public-webplatform@w3.org; Eliot Graff
Subject: Re: WPD Proposal for OSCON?

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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