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Introduction

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:48:23 +0200
Message-ID: <1378738103.5446.104.camel@cumulustier>
To: public-web-mobile@w3.org
Hi,

I have already sent a few messages to the list, but haven't introduced
myself yet; since I would love for others to introduce themselves, the
least I can do is to do it too :)

I work as part of the W3C staff (W3C has ~80 employees), attached to the
European host of W3C, ERCIM; I've been at W3C for nearly 13 years, and
focusing on mobile since 2005.

Among other things, I was involved in the W3C Mobile Web Initiative
since its early days, and I have been leading it since 2007; I've acted
as the staff contact for the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group,
the Mobile Web Test Suites Working Group; I am currently the staff
contact for the Device APIs Working Group, the WebRTC Working Group, and
the Web and Mobile Interest Group.

For those less familiar with W3C, staff contacts are responsible to
assist group chairs in running the groups, to ensure the W3C process is
correctly applied, to coordinate the work of these groups with other
groups in W3C and elsewhere, etc.

Beyond my duties in Working Groups, and through funding of European
research projects, I have been editing and releasing on a quarterly
basis a document summarizing the various work items in W3C that are
particularly relevant on mobile:
“Standards for Web Applications on Mobile”
http://www.w3.org/Mobile/mobile-web-app-state/

I'm hoping the IG will consider adopting “Standards for Web Applications
on Mobile” as one of its deliverables.

Through European projects again (esp. Webinos, and more recently
Compose), I have looked at multi- and cross-devices applications based
on Web technologies; I described an early state of my thoughts on this a
couple of years ago:
http://www.w3.org/QA/2011/11/from_hypertext_to_hyperdevices.html
I feel in general there is a lot of untapped potential for the Web on
this topic; it handily is one of the topics that are fully in scope for
this group to look at :)

More recently, I have been working with Jo Rabin (one of your already
beloved co-chair) in setting up this very group as a successor to the
CoreMob Community Group.

And over the first half of 2013, I have set up and run a task force
dedicated to "closing the gap with native":
http://www.w3.org/QA/2013/03/closing_the_gap_with_native_ap.html
I'll report more extensively on the outcome of that work separately —
there again, I'm hoping the IG will be instrumental in enacting this
overall agenda.

Beyond all this, I remain a (bad) developer at heart, and love to get my
hands dirty in code to get a better grasp of the issues we often face at
a more abstract level in W3C groups.

I have pretty high expectations about the outcomes and impact of this
group, and I hope I can effectively contribute in making them true :)

Cheers,

Dom
Received on Monday, 9 September 2013 14:48:37 UTC

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