Re: BiDi working day in Berlin

Hi all,

I agree that making this a real WG meeting would be good, especially if
it's just a bit of paper work. David, are you familiar with that, and do
you think it makes sense too?

Also, how do we go about putting together an agenda for this? A wiki page
that we can all edit?

Best regards,

On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 7:23 PM Sam Sneddon <> wrote:

> 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:
> <>
> /Sam
> Thanks!
> Titus
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