Re: BiDi working day in Berlin

> On 20 Jul 2022, at 21:40, Titus Fortner <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've messaged some of you privately already, but was asked to announce it via this mailing group as well.
> I'm organizing a Test Automation Summit in Berlin next month to bring together maintainers of various OSS projects based on Selenium/WebDriver. Since we'll have a number of Selenium developers present, and because I know several people in this group live in Germany, I thought we could also get together in person to discuss and work on BiDi. There has been a sufficiently positive response that I want to make sure everyone is invited to join if they'd like.
> Sauce Labs plans to host this meeting at our WeWork office in Berlin on Wednesday, August 24. I'm not sure what it takes to make this meeting "official" or if that is necessary for people to want to attend.

David: Especially as it seems like there’s increasing contribution cross-vendor, it would be good to have this as an official meeting of the WG; per our charter & Process I believe this merely requires a formal notification to the group and consent of the WG participants. We, especially, would be much happier if this were an actual WG F2F.

> I do not have a schedule planned, and I'm more than happy to turn that part over to someone else (David?). From the Selenium side, I'm hoping we can get a better overview of what things browser vendors are prioritizing to help us with our roadmap and our communication with our users. There has also been confusion on the Selenium team as to how we are transitioning away from the Chrome DevTools specific implementations to the cross-browser implementations in each of the languages, so we're going to make sure we get that cleared up. That part probably doesn't need a lot of browser vendor involvement, though, and I want to make sure everyone is getting the most out of this opportunity.
> At this point I'm expecting to see:
> * Henrik Skupin (Mozilla)
> * Maksim Sadym (Google)
> * Philip Jägenstedt (Google)
> * Michael Hablich (Google)
> * David Burns (Browser Stack)
> * Christiann Broman (formerly Sauce Labs)
> * Diego Molina (Sauce Labs)
> If you'd like to join us, please let me know. If we get many more people, we probably will need to reserve a space at a larger WeWork downtown.

At least one, likely two, people from Apple will attend, but this is not yet finalised as to who.

> As for the rest of the Summit:
> The various project maintainers are going to be discussing our roadmaps (including how we will be supporting BiDi in our various projects) on August 25, but this likely won't be of interest to this group.

I can imagine some interest in observing that, to understand what current plans are and what discussions are happening!

> On August 26, though, we're doing coding working sessions for making contributions to the various projects. If anyone in this group is interested in working on actual Selenium code, the relevant info and application for that can be found here: <> 


> Thanks!
> Titus
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