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March is coming up and for most people in the web standards community, that means at least one thing: SXSW! The Web Standards Project will be present again this year, with our annual meeting (held on Monday the 10th, exact details to follow soon).

Because there’s so much going on in the world wide web today (IE8, HTML5), this year we’re doing an additional event in association with Bike Hugger: the Bike Hugger Beer & BBQ. It’s open to all SXSW interactive attendees, with free beer, free food and free (?) WaSP members present to discuss the state of the browser landscape.

This will be similar to the WaSP Cafés which, by the by, have been held in Tokyo, France and Spain over the last year, with 2008′s first WaSP Café (held in Paris) having a grand total of 70 people attending!

The core topic for the WaSP discussion will be the IE8 versioning proposal, which clearly has been a hot topic since the very moment it was announced on A List Apart. All the WaSPs that will be at SXSW will be present, so we hope to see you there as well!

The Bike Hugger BBQ event runs from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 8 and will be held at Brush Square Park, North Tent (across from the Austin Convention Center).

Polish translation by Sebastian Snopek

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#1 On February 6th, 2008 11:56 am Butler replied:

Bikes and free food and free beer. That might make for an interesting ride back to the hotel.

#2 On February 6th, 2008 3:12 pm Tomelloso replied:

Lol, really a wonderful combination.

#3 On February 6th, 2008 4:44 pm Chris Wilson replied:

Well that just sucks, because I physically cannot make it in by Saturday. I’m at MIX08 until Friday night, and I have to go home first.

Any possibility this could get moved to Monday/Tuesday, so you can harass me in person?

#4 On February 6th, 2008 4:46 pm Chris Wilson replied:

(Or, of course, an additional open conversation)

#5 On February 6th, 2008 5:03 pm Chris Wilson replied:

(and “harass” was tongue-in-cheek – I’d like to participate in the discussion, please.)

#6 On February 6th, 2008 7:42 pm WaSP Member kblessing replied:

@Chris, I’m sure this won’t be the only time we discuss IE8 during SXSW… the annual WaSP meeting on Monday (details TBA) will be another opportunity!

#7 On February 6th, 2008 7:53 pm DL Byron replied:

Bikes, beer, bbq, blogs, browsers — I mean that’s all my fav things that start with the letter “b.”

The schedule is set on that, but there are def more opportunities to talk IE8.

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