A night of Style and Web Graphics with the W3C

The Marquee Club is launching its inaugural event in association with the W3C.

Join us at /dev/local for an evening of CSS, SVG, and other open web technologies. Meet members of the HTML, CSS, and SVG Working Groups, and learn the current state of the art and how these key technologies are evolving. If you have knowledge to share, sign up to give a lighting talk on your area of interest.

The evening will start with food and refreshments, followed by presentations from our experts:

• The Future of Style by Alan Stearns (Adobe, CSS Working Group)

•  The Future is Here: SVG is your Jetpack! by Doug Schepers (W3C, SVG Working Group)

• Lightning Talks [sign up]

◇ Using CSS for more than styling by Brian Johnson (Yahoo!)

◇ Servo, the parallel browser engine by Simon Sapin (Mozilla, CSS Working Group)

◇ WebGL! by Frank Olivier (Microsoft, HTML Working Group) 

• Fast and Fluid Graphics: Canvas2D by Jatinder Mann‎ (Microsoft, HTML and Web Performance Working Groups)

• Panel (Your chance to ask questions to the W3C Working Group members)

This event will be a great chance to learn from some of the top experts on the Web, and to network with your fellow web designers and developers. Through the Marquee Club, we hope to build a welcoming community in the Seattle area, where we can discuss and evolve our craft. This event is just the start of that journey.

Space is limited and tickets are given free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. Please unregister from the event if you sign up and then find out you can not make it, so that someone else can take your place.

We are grateful to Microsoft Internet Explorer and Plain Concepts, whose sponsorship has made this event possible. And to the W3C Working Group members for sharing their time and knowledge.


As Fremont gets busy in the evening, if you‘re arriving by car, it is important to arrive early. There is street parking around the building. Some of the parking is free (1 or 2 hour) and other spaces have meters.

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    • Henry P.

      Saluting Alan!

      February 2, 2014

    • Alan S.

      I've started a meetup group for the DevLocal Open Device Lab, with the first monthly meetup happening at DevLocal on February 13th. Please sign up if you'd like to come talk about testing: http://www.meetup.com...­

      1 · February 3, 2014

  • Henry P.

    Wonderful event

    January 31, 2014

  • Josh W.

    Thanks for organizing the event David and good choice of speakers!

    January 30, 2014

  • Tomas S.

    Great meetup, all the speakers were interesting. Thanks for setting this up and looking forward to the next event. It really felt like we were getting some great resources.

    January 30, 2014

  • Bill S.

    Apologies. I had to drop out as something last minute has come up. Hoping this gets taped so I can view later. Hate to miss this.

    January 27, 2014

    • David S.

      Hi Bill, we did record the talks, so if all goes well, we’ll process them and get them up on Vimeo or YouTube sometime soon.

      January 30, 2014

    • Bill S.

      Excellent. Sounds like a must see based on the comments above. Looking forward to it. Thx for putting this together (and posting for us that couldn't make it).

      1 · January 30, 2014

  • Brian

    Big thank you to David for setting this up - and all the speakers. Super interesting and great to meet a lot of really smart people. Sorry I came late (traffic) - I wasn't able to meet a lot of you. If anyone is interested in DebugCSS that I spoke about in my very brief lightning round, you can read more about it here: http://yahooeng.tumblr.com/post/67579656567/using-css-for-more-than-styling

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • Greg B.

    Five stars for David. Probably the best organized and most enjoyable first meetup for a group in my memory. Sorry I had to duck out after Alan and Doug's presentations, but those alone were worth attending for.

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really fun, diverse, high quality mix of presentations and good discussion

    January 29, 2014

    • David S.

      Glad you liked it Chris, and thanks for coming. We’ll have to have you speaking the next time you’re in town.

      January 30, 2014

  • Brian D.

    This meetup was fantastic! Several of us from work came and had a great time. Thanks to all of the speakers and to those the put the whole thing together!

    January 29, 2014

    • David S.

      Thanks for making it out to the event! Glad you had a good time, and hopefully learnt something. Looking forward to setting the next event up.

      1 · January 30, 2014

  • Bri S.

    Unfortunately, I have to work late tonight. I look forward to future events.

    January 29, 2014

    • David S.

      Hopefully you can make it next time. We’re going to start planning the next event, and will announce something soon.

      January 30, 2014

  • Michael U.

    Good pizza, great presentations, and plenty of friendly, intelligent conversation.

    January 30, 2014

  • Greg B.

    For those of us driving in, where are the best places to park for the evening?

    January 28, 2014

    • David S.

      Good question Greg. Here is the response from the venue:

      “There is street parking all around our building, but you need to pay attention to the signs. Some of the parking is free (1 or 2 hour) and other spaces have meters. The most important thing to tell people to arrive early. Fremont gets busy in the evening.”

      1 · January 28, 2014

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