• The Web We Want & Holiday Social

    Zillow Group

    If you build websites, you inevitably run into problems. Maybe there’s no way to achieve an aspect of your design implementation using native HTML or ARIA. Or maybe there’s a device feature you really wish you could tap into using JavaScript. Or perhaps the in-browser DevTools don’t give you a key insight you need to do your job. We want to know your pain. Our expert panel of judges will review some of the submitted ideas, and you can submit your own as a member of the A11ySea community. Best of all, the top problems will win awesome prizes! We will also have some time to socialize and network as a last A11ySea event of the year; food and drink will be provided courtesy of Zillow. Panelists Mike Forzano is a Software Engineer on Amazon's Retail accessibility team and President of the Greater Seattle Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. He enjoys reading, traveling, the outdoors, and playing the sax. Fernanda Bonnin is a Program Manager on the Accessibility Insights team at Microsoft. She believes that education and awareness is a key agent of change, and tools that help developers find, fix, and learn about accessibility issues can increase consciousness about accessibility. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and gardening. Fernanda will be sharing her personal opinions that do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of her employer. Marcy Sutton is the Head of Learning at Gatsby, a startup creating fast, accessible websites and apps while building a strong community. Previously, she was a Developer Advocate on the axe-core team at Deque Systems, developing tools for web accessibility testing. In 2016, O’Reilly gave Marcy a Web Platform Award for her work in accessibility. Submit your idea to The Web We Want here, or learn more about the initiative: https://webwewant.fyi/#submit Getting to the venue Zillow's office is located in the Russell Investments Building at[masked]nd Ave (https://goo.gl/maps/KuYBjX1QUJcbQop38). The elevators to be unlocked at 5:30pm (for event starting at 6pm) and there will be signage and some volunteers in the lobby to direct you up to the 30th floor. If you arrive late or can't find your way, we will be monitoring messages on Meetup to provide assistance. Public Transit Numerous transit lines serve Zillow, including King County Metro buses and the Link Light Rail (University Street Station). There are multiple bus stations within two blocks: https://www.google.com/maps/search/bus+stop/@47.6074855,-122.3426273,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!2m7!3m6!1sbus+stop!2sZillow+Group,+1301+2nd+Ave+Floor+31,+Seattle,+WA+98101!3s0x54906ab23510c9cf:0x65aa4cd6dc285f69!4m2!1d-122.3382419!2d47.6074856 The Metro Trip Planner can also help to determine the best route from your location: https://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/#/app/tripplanning Parking There are pay lots nearby, as well as very limited on-street parking. There will be no parking validation for this event. Accommodations ASL or other accommodations are available by request. Please let us know as soon as possible to allow enough time for planning and scheduling.