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Re: WPD Proposal for OSCON?

From: Chris Mills <cmills@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:57:03 +0000
Cc: Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com>, public-webplatform@w3.org, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
Message-Id: <564D546F-C664-4D16-A381-AA7E504E373F@w3.org>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
W00t!

Wish I could write proposals that good for my own talks ;-)

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 25 Mar 2013, at 19:05, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> 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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