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Celebrating the first anniversary of WebPlatform.org

Happy first birthday, WebPlatform.org
Get your free WebPlatform.org birthday gift – while supplies last!

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:

First European Web Platform Doc Sprint February 8+9 in Berlin

WebPlatform.org is an open community of developers building resources for a better web, regardless of brand, browser or platform. Anyone can contribute and each person who does makes it stronger. WebPlatform.org is convened by the W3C and is made possible through the support of the Web Platform Stewards. You did not hear about WebPlatform.org yet? Watch this short introductionary movie:

WebPlatform.org is a Wiki, and as such it is defined by actual and comprehensive content. Doc Sprints exist to continuosly build up and extend the documentation. At these Hackathon-style events an introduction to the mechanics of the Wiki as well as a lot of inspiration and starting points to begin your contribution are provided.

Experienced experts from both the Web Platform Stewards as well as the contributing community are on location to provide guidance. Your attendance will not only mean a lot of fun and serve the greater good – we will also serve you with drinks and food, there is a nice party and giveaways, and definetely enough time to network with other attendants.

After the first two events of this kind at Adobe in San Francisco and at Google in Mountain View the first ever european Doc Sprint is taking off on February 8 and 9 2013 in Berlin.

The precise location will be selected based on the number of registrations mid of January – we want to provide an ideal setting and definetely get in everybody that is interested to attend. Update Jan 15, 2013: I’ve found a location that I think could not be better for hosting our Doc Sprint:

Brunnenstr. 64, 13355 Berlin
Subway U8 “Voltastra├če”

Please help to communicate the event across your channels to ensure everybody is aware and has a chance to register.

You want to run your own Doc Sprint?

Much appreciated! Everything you need to run a Doc Sprint in your own community will be provided at the Berlin event. Please select the respective ticket category when registering, so we can identify you and provide enough “starter packs”.

Please register here:

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I really look forward to welcome you all to Berlin and to a very successful first european Doc Sprint!

Thanks for your help, and have happy holidays!