How it Works: Overview and Workings of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
This presentation will go over the nature and the activities of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C, www.org), an international community led by Tim Berners-Lee where open Web standards are developed by a technical staff of about 50 persons, working together with engineers from more than 400 organizations around the world, and the public at large.
W3C staff is present on all continents through host sites and offices, organizing the work of thousands of engineers to jointly produce Royalty-Free Internet standards in various areas such as HTML5, CSS, XML, Linked Data, Payments, Social Network, Security/Privacy, Accessibility, Mobile Web or Internationalization. The presentation will also go through some of the more societal and policy oriented topics W3C is dealing with, such as the Do Not Track policy, or legal issues for Web applications, e.g. Deep Linking.
Mr. Daniel Dardailler is the Director International Relations at W3C and Associate Chair for Europe. Until 2003, Mr. Dardailler served as the technical director of W3C Web Accessibility Initiative. As such, he participated in the design of some important standards like HTML, CSS or the WAI Guidelines. Daniel worked as a software engineer at the X Window Consortium prior to joining W3C in 1996 and he has always been a strong advocate of Open Internet Standards.