Led two #w3cTPAC breakout sessions this week:
* Environmental Concerns and #Sustainability (#s12y) of Web Technologies
* What is the value of and are the values of @W3C
and helped @seaotta with
* What is the WebWeWant.fyi
Also participated in Accessibility & CSS (https://www.w3.org/2021/10/20-cssa11y-minutes.html).
Preparing for, speaking, facilitating, and participating in virtual TPAC sessions a second year in a row was very draining. Despite that, I thought the sessions went fairly well overall.
Most passionate and contentious was the session on sustainability, especially regarding what we should (or should not) do @W3C. There was a lot more alignment on the seriousness and urgency to act than I expected, and I was pleased to see that.
There was a lot of support for figuring out how to establish Sustainability as an aspect of Horizontal Review of all technical specifications, as important as Accessibility (a11y), Internationaliation (i18n), Security, and Privacy. This would likely require an explicit Interest Group, with a charter, discussed and voted on by the W3C’s Advisory Committe (AC).
Our shared sense of urgency made it clear we needed to start something sooner rather than later. A Community Group (CG) makes the most sense in the short term, chartered to work on both immediate horizontal review and the establishement of a more official Interest Group.
I created a #sustainability channel on the W3C’s Community Slack instance for informal discussions to get a Community Group started.
Join us: https://www.w3.org/wiki/Slack