Time flies quickly! Already one year passed since the W3C announced a new Wiki, WebPlatform.org, to document the open web in an open format that can be leveraged by anybody. To become an open community of developers, building resources for a better web, regardless of brand, browser or platform. Anyone can contribute and each person who did, does and will do, makes WebPlatform.org stronger.
Documenting the web is not an everydays task nor is it a piece of cake – it is a ton of work. And a lot has been accomplished in this first year of existance. Contributions are key – and can be a lot of fun! So I had the pleasure of organizing two Doc Sprints in Berlin and Zurich in 2013 to help onboard new contributors and get stuff done.
At these Doc Sprints we provide a kickstart in how to contribute to the Wiki and which topics to focus on. Food, drinks, networking and official experts are being “served” and we present each contributor with a gift for helping to document the web forward – his/her very own WebPlatform.org T-Shirt! It appears I have set some of those to the side for a very special event, just like todays WebPlatform.org birthday. Let’s celebrate and let others know about the project. So don’t wait and get your own WebPlatform.org T-Shirt, here and today! Simply post a comment with a link to your WebPlatform.org public profile (compare mine over here) and the requested T-Shirt size (and make sure to leave a valid E-Mail-Address for the shipping details!) and I will mail it to you in the next few days. T-Shirts are given away on a first-come-first-serve basis, 6 available (2x M, 2x L, 2x XL).
If you are interested in joining us on a Doc Sprint to jumpstart helping to doc the web forward: there is one in Amsterdam attached to Fronteers this saturday Oct 10 – register here. Or check out when the next Doc Sprint is coming to your vicinity on our community event page. See you on WebPlatform.org – HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY!
Here’s the original announcement video from October 8, 2012, again: