Re: WPD Proposal for OSCON?

Ok, how about this?

- Presentation title a blueprint for open documentation?

- Overview and extended descriptions of the presentation: main idea, sub-topics, and conclusion is intended to be THE definitive documentation source for client-side open web technologies, and to succeed at this goal, the organizers felt that it had to be a shining example of what an open source documentation project can be. To this end, we:

* Made the community open: anyone can contribute to the project for free, with whatever useful skills they have at their disposal
* Published the documentation on an open license: We chose CC BY as our default license, with the aim of making the docs as reusable and extensible as possible
* Built the platform on open source technologies such as MediaWiki and OpenStack, so that the site is easy for anyone to fix, extend and improve

We have already achieved much, getting many pages of useful documentation up on the site, fixing many bugs, running doc sprints round the world to help move forward, and fostering a currently-small-but-passionate community of people who want to help with the effort. But we've got a lot more to do.

In this session we will talk about the community, the docs and the infrastructure, looking at what has worked well and what has not been so successful, to help others learn from our successes and mistakes.

- Sample presenter-skills video (existing talk, or a web-cam sample)


- Suggested track

Community or Education

- Speaker(s) expertise


 -Brief speaker biography


- Suggested keyword tags

webplatform, w3c, web, open standards, community, documentation

Chris Mills
Opera Software,
W3C Fellow, web education and
Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design" (

On 4 Feb 2013, at 13:14, Chris Mills <> wrote:

> I'm happy to jump on this now. I'll go through and work up a potential proposal, and mail it to the list for feedback in an hour or so.
> I can't make it to speak unfortunately, as this clashes with another talk I am already down to do. But happy to help the team prepare.
> Chris Mills
> Opera Software,
> W3C Fellow, web education and
> Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design" (
> On 4 Feb 2013, at 04:29, Doug Schepers <> wrote:
>> Hi, folks-
>> Would someone like to help me put together a proposal for a session on Web Platform Docs at OSCON [1]? I just found out that the deadline is Monday (today).
>> It could be a panel, or a single presenter.
>> The topic area I think it would fit in would be "Open web, open standards, and open data". The track could be Community or Education.
>> There are several different tacks we could take: what's worked, what hasn't yet, where you plan to go further; what open source software we used to build it (MediaWiki, OpenStack, etc.); community aspects and how to get involved; etc.
>> [1]
>> Regards-
>> -Doug

Received on Monday, 4 February 2013 13:40:02 UTC