Working together for standards The Web Standards Project


As a hat tip to Blue Beanie Day 2008 and in the spirit of helping spread the word of web standards, the International Liaison Group thought we’d celebrate by putting together a Web Standard Café Kit.

Web Standards Cafés have been held all over the world bringing together people passionate about the web and making it work for everyone. They’ve always been a great place for web professionals to share, learn and network while being local and free of charge.

Recently people have been asking what is involved in running a Web Standards Café so we thought we’d document what we know to help you get started and give you some ideas of what they’re about if you want to run your own meetup.

The kit includes information about who events are for (everyone!), venue’s, sponsorship, promotion and sharing photo’s, slides, video and so on. It’s really just a few ideas to help you get started and is for you to take and use in a way that works for you in your region.

The kit is a work in progress so if you have any questions or tips you want to share we’d love to hear them. If you already run a Web Standards Café or meetup and would like to be listed in our soon to be published list of global meetups then leave a link below with any comments and we’ll add you to our list. We’ll also be adding content to it over time based on any feedback.

It’s currently available in English and Spanish but we’re always on the look out for more translation. If you’re interested then email the ILG Co-leads and let us know.

Finally, a huge thank you to Chris Bush for all his editing and Francisco Aguirre for the Spanish translation.

Update: The Web Standards Cafe Kit is now available in the following languages:

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#1 On November 28th, 2008 3:06 pm