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RE: Well met! My introduction.

From: Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2014 15:05:30 +0000
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Dave Patten <dpatten69@gmail.com>
CC: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
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>You should also make sure to touch base with Eliot Graff, who is also in the
>Seattle area, and who is helping lead the review of our JavaScript docs.

Thanks, Doug.

Hi Dave!

We're happy to have you join the project. There's lots of room for you to pitch in, and we've identified several areas that are of higher priority to the overall project than others. Having said that, we also encourage members to participate in their areas of greater interest. The Tuesday morning meetings are the quickest way to meet some of the more vocal participants and hear what's most pressing at a given point in time, and you can also reach many members on IRC. Feel free to reach out to me either via public mail or offline, as well.

>>   * My kids are now interested in what I do and learning web
>>     technologies, yay! big smile, so proud.

I also have an 11-year-old who is just getting the coding bug. He's been enjoying the Coder Dojo meetups [1] in Seattle. Their run by a member of my team at Microsoft, Greg Bulmash, who participates in WPD as well. Between 75-100 kids meet each week at various locations (Amazon, Microsoft, Museum of Flight...) and write code--mostly low-end games in Scratch [2], though some of the older kids are using JavaScript.

Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or hit any hurdles in getting started. I look forward to working with you.


[1] http://zen.coderdojo.com/dojo/383

[2] http://scratch.mit.edu/

>> JavaScript is my favorite, so would like to first help out there.  I
>> will review the current standards & guidelines, templates and look for
>> current gaps where I could contribute immediately.  If there is a
>> committee chair, team lead, please let me know.  I live in the Seattle
>> area and open to meetups.
>> I am looking forward to collaborating and contributing!
>> -Dave Patten

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