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Re: [wor-marketing] minutes - 31 October 2019

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2019 09:55:32 +0000
Cc: Public Web of Things IG <public-wot-ig@w3.org>, public-wot-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <43589811-1BC2-4D04-9861-7901885C4715@w3.org>
To: Kazuyuki Ashimura <ashimura@w3.org>
Hi Kaz,

My regrets for missing the last marketing TF call. Some comments.

1. We have some flexibility with redesigning the /WoT/ landing page, and should take advantage of that. It is current an HTML file in W3C’s CVS space. The redesign of the W3C site overall is still at the stage of a call for proposals, and is likely to take a while, so I wouldn’t let let get in the way of changes we need to make now, even if we will have to make further changes later when the site redesign comes through.

2. The WoT IG page is currently implemented with WordPress, and is cumbersome to change. We’ve failed to make regular use of the blog post facility that WordPress supports, so I don’t see much point in persevering with WordPress for the IG page, as we can and should use the regular W3C blog instead when we need to.

3. PLH’s autogenerated status pages should be seen as complementary to the IG and WG pages.

4. We need to consider the target audiences we should be aiming at, e.g.

	- Decision makers & journalists interested in the IoT and potential role of the WoT
        - Engineers and software developers curious about the WoT
        - People who are considering joining or have just joined the IG or WG
        - Regular active participants in the IG/WG
 
We should exploit social media channels when we have something timely to say, e.g. rechartering, major updates to specs, advancement to CR, appearances at conferences, workshops, etc.

We should have introductory materials and tutorials accessible via the landing page.  This should include a clear exposition of what problems the WoT specs addresses and why this is important to businesses.  

Ideally the tutorials would include online running examples, but this requires a WoT server.  Can anyone commit to running a public WoT server for the next couple of years?  I could ask the W3C systems team if we could run one here, but this would depend on what the IG/WG would want.

Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
W3C Data Activity Lead & W3C champion for the Web of things 
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