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Re: Some Feedback On Our Developer Meetup

From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:46:03 +1000
To: "Marcos Caceres" <w3c@marcosc.com>
Cc: "Appelquist Daniel (UK)" <Daniel.Appelquist@telefonica.com>, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.wytem1jwy3oazb@131-113-150-203.event.mita.keio.ac.jp>
On Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:03:37 +1000, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com> wrote:

> On Sunday, 16 June 2013 at 20:55, Charles McCathie Nevile wrote:
>> On Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:40:11 +1000, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com  
>> (mailto:w3c@marcosc.com)> wrote:
>> > This is why I argued that Promises and NavController should be seen >  
>> as a TAG deliverable (or an outcome of the TAG - I mean, 3 tag members,
>> > not including me, worked together on those).
>> I think that's a terrible "layering violation". I have worked on making
>> sure the web apps group can have good dinners, but I don't think that
>> means I should regard the dinner as an outcome of the group.
> Yes, this was the conclusion at the last F2F actually. The TAG is good  
> at identifying, and potentially kicking off, some work items.

Kicking off work items turns into a layering violation almost immediately.  
On the other hand, getting work done reasonably well trumps theoretical  
purity (although we will have to pay for that later).

>> > We should also now start pointing people to GitHub… maybe w3c comms >  
>> team can help tweet about some of this stuff. Their reach is pretty
>> > massive on twitter.
>> Updating your webpage would be a good start.
> Web pages? Do people still use those?

Yeah. Compared to your mostly invisible pages on github, and even W3C's  
twitter reach, search engines actually have quite a large footprint.  
Barely managing to appear in them in english suggests some work that  
should be done. And having a pile of outdated stuff as your most public  
face might match what developers do, but isn't helpful when they are  
trying to share some of their scarce spare time...

> we should probably also make an iOS app, just to be safe:)

I'd be fine with that. Right after you learn to communicate in say 3 or 4  
of the world's top ten languages. Despite some crossover, most major  
languages have essentially monolingual cultures even in developer  


Charles McCathie Nevile - Consultant (web standards) CTO Office, Yandex
       chaals@yandex-team.ru         Find more at http://yandex.com
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