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Fronteers Conference crew gezocht!

Dit bericht is in het Engels.

We are looking for volunteers who want to help prepare and run the event as a member of the conference crew. If you think you might enjoy folding hundreds of t-shirts, get up super early in the morning to decorate a theatre or escort speakers to Schiphol airport in the middle of the night, then sign up!

Kort samengevat:

  • Op zaterdag 21 september is er een generale repetitie. We willen graag dat je hierbij bent
  • En natuurlijk ook je aanwezigheid op 2, 3 en 4 October, tijdens het congres!
  • Wij betalen een hotelkamer van Woensdag tot Vrijdag, en elke dag lunch en avondeten
  • Reiskostenvergoeding van en naar Amsterdam
  • Speciale crew shirts 🏆

Wil je graag meer weten over wat het helpen inhoudt, wat je van ons kunt verwachten en hoe de aanmeldprocedure gaat? Op een aparte (Engelstalige) crew pagina vertellen we je uitgebreid wat het inhoudt om deel uit te maken van het congres.

English version:

We are looking for volunteers who want to help prepare and run the event as a member of the conference crew. If you think you might enjoy folding hundreds of t-shirts, get up super early in the morning to decorate a theatre or escort speakers to Schiphol airport in the middle of the night, then sign up!

TL;DR:

  • You need to be available on dress rehearsal on Saturday, 21 September.
  • And of course during 2, 3 and 4 October, during the conference.
  • We'll pay for a hotel room from Wednesday to Friday, and lunch and dinner every day.
  • Travel expenses to and from Amsterdam
  • Special crew shirts 🏆

Want to know more about what is expected of you, what you get in return and the sign-up procedure? You can find out more on our special crew page.

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.

Fronteers vote

11 members voted, and the resulting Fronteers vote was the following, in this order:

  1. Elika J Etemad aka fantasai (W3C Invited Expert)
  2. Léonie Watson (TetraLogical) *
  3. Tantek Çelik (Mozilla)
  4. Judy (Hongru) Zhu (Alibaba) *
  5. Alan Stearns (Adobe)
  6. Aaron Gustafson (Microsoft)
  7. Chris Wilson (Google)
  8. Avneesh Singh (DAISY Consortium)
  9. Nigel Megitt (BBC)
  10. Heejin Chung (Samsung)
  11. Charles McCathie Nevile (ConsenSys) *
  12. Eric Siow (Intel)

Results

The result of the full W3C vote was:

  • Elika J Etemad aka fantasai (W3C Invited Expert)
  • Charles McCathie Nevile (ConsenSys) *
  • Avneesh Singh (DAISY Consortium)
  • Eric Siow (Intel)
  • Léonie Watson (TetraLogical)*
  • Chris Wilson (Google)
  • Judy (Hongru) Zhu (Alibaba)*

Congratulations to all newly elected or re-elected AB members.

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.

Leden krijgen 25% korting op een abonnement op de browser. De korting aanvragen kan door een mailtje te sturen naar het bestuur onder vermelding van "korting Polypane". De korting blijft gedurende de looptijd van het abonnement actief!

Polypane is gebaseerd op Chromium en bevat naast de Chromium developer tools en de weergave van sites op meerdere formaten nog meer handige functies. Zo kan je direct een overzicht krijgen van je responsive breakpoints, kan je een screenshot genereren van alle apparaten en kan je snel layout-bugs oplossen met de CSS layout debugging tools. Voor meer informatie, kijk op Polypane.rocks.