*Note: This is a W3C event taking place in Ottawa.
Please register on the following site: http://www.w3.org/2012/05/meetup-Ottawa
The Open Web Platform is the premier platform for application development. Built on HTML5 and a host of other open web standards, the Open Web Platform is fundamentally transforming industry after industry. Technology convergence, video and rich multimedia, new forms of interaction, social networking, greater device interoperability, and improved accessibility are having a profound impact on the way businesses operate and serve customers.
W3C is hosting a public education and outreach event in Ottawa to encourage technical representatives from a variety of diverse communities: web developers, start-up, emerging companies and large enterprises, academic community and open government representatives.
W3C member and staff experts will provide brief remarks and encourage conversations about the many ways that Canadian technology community can engage and help to shape the future of the Web. The evening program is:
6:00 Meet and Greet
Karen Myers, W3C, Business Development Leader, Americas and Australia
6:45 W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
Michael Cooper, W3C, Accessibility Specialist
7:00 HTML5 and Open Web Platform
Paul Cotton, Microsoft, Co-chair HTML5 Working Group
7:15 W3C and Web & TV
Peter Hutchins, Espial, Product Marketing
Liam Quin, W3C, XML Activity Lead