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W3C Public Newsletter, 2009-09-07

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Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 15:47:40 -0400
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Dear W3C Public Newsletter Subscriber,

The 2009-09-07 version of the W3C Public Newsletter is online:

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Ian Jacobs, W3C Communications Team

A Sprinkle of POWDER Fosters Trust on the Web

   Today W3C takes steps toward building a Web of trust, and making it
   possible to discover relevant, quality content more efficiently.
   When content providers use POWDER, the Protocol for Web Description
   Resources, they help people with tasks such as seeking sound medical
   advice, looking for trustworthy retailers, or searching for content
   available under a particular license (for instance, a Creative
   Commons license). The POWDER Working Group published three W3C
   Recommendations today: "Grouping of Resources," "Formal Semantics"
   , and "Description Resources." For more information about POWDER,
   including a "POWDER Primer" and a range of tools, see the group home
   page. Read the press release and learn more about the Semantic Web


W3C Opens New India Office

   Today the W3C India Office opened at a new Host: the Department of
   Information Technology in the Ministry of Communications &
   Information Technology. Swaran Lata, who is Director of the Human
   Centered Computing division (TDIL), will run the new Office with the
   support of deputy manager Somnath Chandra. W3C Offices act as local
   points of contact for W3C work and help ensure that W3C and its
   specifications reach an international audience. W3C would like to
   thank the India Ministry of Communications and Information
   Technology for their support in ensuring that W3C has a strong
   presence in India. The previous Office in India, hosted by C-DAC,
   has already closed. Learn more about the W3C Offices program.


W3C mobileOK Scheme 1.0 Note Published

   The Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group has published a Group
   Note of "W3C mobileOK Scheme 1.0." mobileOK is designed to improve
   the Web experience for users of mobile devices by rewarding content
   providers that adhere to good practice when delivering content to
   them. Learn more about the Mobile Web Initiative Activity.


Online Training Course: An Introduction to W3C's Mobile Web Best
Practices (Sep to Nov 2009)

   W3C announces today the next edition of its successful online course
   to introduce Web developers and designers to its Mobile Web Best
   Practices. The next session runs from 7 September to 9 November
   2009. W3C received very positive reviews from participants who
   attended the previous session, including:
     * "Every web developer should at least know the basics of mobile
       web development. So this is the course to take."
     * "The best starting point possible!"
     * "[The] tutor and student forum to discuss ideas or problems
       throughout the course was invaluable."

   W3C invites you to join the next session, where you will:
     * learn about the specific promises and challenges of the mobile
     * learn how to use W3C's Mobile Web Best Practices to design
       mobile-friendly Web content and to adapt existing content for
     * discover the relevant W3C resources for mobile Web design

   Participants have access to lectures and assignments that provide
   hands-on practical experience of using W3C's Mobile Web Best
   Practices. Participants will work with both W3C experts on this
   topic (the instructors) and peers who can share experiences about
   the real-world challenges of mobile Web design. More information is
   available about the course material (including a free sample),
   registration fee, and intended audience. Learn more about the Mobile
   Web Initiative.

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Upcoming Meetings

     * Improving Access to Financial Data on the Web, 5-6 October
     * More About Workshops...
     * W3C Membership Meeting Calendar...

Upcoming Talks 

     * 15 September, Durban, South Africa: M-government: anytime,
       anywhere connected citizen. Vagner Diniz presents at GovTech
     * 16 September, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Mobile web
       development: why so many platforms? How to make a choice? .
       François Daoust, Nick Allot (OMTP) present at WIPJAM@OSiM.
     * 16 September, Iraklion, Greece: W3C in a Changing World. Klaus
       Birkenbihl presents at 10th anniversary of the W3C Greece
     * 16 September, Iraklion, Greece: W3C World Offices: The First 10
       Years and the Future. Klaus Birkenbihl presents at 10th
       anniversary of the W3C Greece Office.
     * 16 September, London, United Kingdom: Web Applications Enabled.
       Michael Cooper, Shadi Abou-Zahra, various speakers to be
       confirmed give a tutorial at Techshare 2009.
     * 17 September, London, United Kingdom: Improving the web
       experience for older people. Andrew Arch, Shadi Abou-Zahra
       present at Techshare 2009.
     * 25 September, London, United Kingdom: Take it easy with W3C
       standards and tools for mobile. François Daoust presents at Over
       the Air.
     * 29 September, Saint-Malo, France: The W3C mobileOK Checker.
       François Daoust presents at 2009 NEM Summit.
     * 15 October, Potsdam, Germany: W3C and W3C Offices - an overview.
       Klaus Birkenbihl presents at Launch of the W3C Germany and
       Austria Office.
     * 21 October, London, United Kingdom: Browser Standardization.
       Philipp Hoschka participates in a panel at Mobile Web and
       Applications 2009.
     * 23 October, Ede, The Netherlands: The Open Web. Steven Pemberton
       gives a keynote at NLUUG Najaarsconferentie "Het Open Web".
     * 29 October, Chicago, IL, USA: WAI-ARIA Introduction: Making
       Advanced Websites and Web Applications Accessible. Shawn Henry
       presents at ATIA 2009 Chicago.
     * 30 October, Chicago, IL, USA: Web Accessibility Standards and
       Guidelines Update 2009. Shawn Henry presents at ATIA 2009
     * 4 November, San Francisco, USA: Apps in the Cloud. Philipp
       Hoschka participates in a panel at Open Mobile Summit ‘09.
     * 11 November, Berlin, Germany: Mobile Web 2.0. Philipp Hoschka
       presents at 5th International FOKUS IMS Workshop 2009.
     * 14 November, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Disintermediation
       through Aggregation: Making your Data your Own. Steven Pemberton
       presents at Society of the Query.
     * 13 March 2010, Prague, Czech Republic: XML Prague 2010. Mohamed
       ZERGAOUI is at XML Prague 2010.
     * View upcoming talks by country
     * More talks...

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