Fronteers — vakvereniging voor front-end developers

Fronteers is de vakvereniging voor front-end ontwikkelaars. We hebben zo’n 350 leden, vooral in Nederland en België. Regelmatig brengen we mensen bij elkaar met bijeenkomsten. We organiseren ook workshops (voor beginners èn gevorderden) en elk jaar een congres.

De doelstelling van Fronteers is de professionalisering van het beroep front-end web development. Daarbij streven wij naar erkenning, verbetering en ondersteuning van de (positie van) Nederlandstalige front-end webontwikkelaars.

Fronteers vote for the W3C Advisory Board elections

In May, W3C members are voting for seven seats on the Advisory Board. Since Fronteers is a W3C member, we also have a vote, which our representative Rachel Andrew will cast on behalf of us.

Still, we should provide Rachel with the vote she's going to cast. In order to do that we call all Fronteers members to cast their vote. The result of the internal Fronteers vote will be transmitted to Rachel.

This vote is only open to Fronteers members; if you're not a member you cannot vote.

The Fronteers Slack now contains a w3c-fronteers channel that is open only to members, and where questions can be asked and discussions can be held. Please ask for access in the general Fronteers channel.

The Advisory Board

The W3C Advisory Board provides advice on general issues such as strategy, management, legal matters, process, and conflict resolution. Members serve in an individual capacity, and not as representatives of their parent organisations.

More details, as well as the current make-up of the Board can be found at the Advisory Board page.

Candidates

The twelve candidates for the seven seats are:

  • Tantek Çelik (Mozilla)
  • Heejin Chung (Samsung)
  • Elika J Etemad aka fantasai (W3C Invited Expert)
  • Aaron Gustafson (Microsoft)
  • Nigel Megitt (BBC)
  • Charles McCathie Nevile (ConsenSys) *
  • Avneesh Singh (DAISY Consortium)
  • Eric Siow (Intel)
  • Alan Stearns (Adobe)
  • Léonie Watson (TetraLogical) *
  • Chris Wilson (Google)
  • Judy (Hongru) Zhu (Alibaba) *

An asterisk * denotes a current Advisory Board member who is up for reelection.

All candidates provided statements on what they hope to achieve.

Voting procedure

Fronteers members can mail their vote to secretaris@fronteers.nl. The vote should be an ordered list, with your personal top candidate coming first, your next candidate coming second, and so on.

After a membership check your vote will be added to the general pool. Your top candidate will get 12 points, your second candidate 11 points, etc. If you do not include all twelve candidates on your list, the missing candidates will get 0 points.

Fronteers voting closes on Monday 27th of May. The Fronteers board will create an ordered list, with the first candidate being the one who received most points, then the one with the second-most points and so on. Rachel Andrew will break any ties.

Rachel will cast the Fronteers vote later that week, before the W3C deadline of 30 May.

25% Fronteers-korting op nieuwe browser Polypane

Fronteers-lid Kilian Valkhof heeft een browser gemaakt voor front-end ontwikkelaars: Polypane. In deze browser kan je als ontwikkelaar je site tegelijkertijd op verschillende devices en viewports zien, waardoor het ontwikkelen van responsive websites en apps gemakkelijker en beter gaat.

Met korting naar performance.now()

Op 21 en 22 november organiseert Web Conferences Amsterdam voor de tweede keer performance.now(); opnieuw met 16 sessies over de stand van zaken in front-end performance.

Win een gratis kaartje voor Frontend United

17 en 18 mei wordt de 10e editie van Frontend United georganiseerd, met topsprekers als Una Kravets, Jeremy Keith, Vitaly Friedman, Rachel Andrew, Lea Verou en Chris Lilley. Fronteers mag als hoofdsponsor 4(!) kaartjes verloten!