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Chapters.io - Media Queries Level 4

Code & Supply Community Center 5648 Friendship Ave, 3rd Floor , Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (map)

Join us for a discussion on web standards as we strive to shape the future of the web together from the ground up.

This month we invited two very long time CSS Working Group members and editors to come and talk about CSS Media Queries ~Level 4~.  

Media Queries Level 4 is  a spec that is headed toward Candidate Recommendation status soon and the CSS Working Group would like to use this opportunity to tell you about it and hear as many questions and get as much feedback as possible before this happens.

fantasai is a senior spec-writer in the CSS Working Group and a former Mozilla layout engine QA & dev contributor. Since joining W3C as an Invited Expert in 2004, she’s worked on a long list of specs including CSS2.1, Backgrounds and Borders, Selectors, Flexbox, Writing Modes, Paged Media, Image Values, and so many others.

Florian Rivoal has been a CSS-WG Member since 2011 and is a Web Standards & Business Consultant,  formerly with Opera, Gelato Group, Vivliostyle.  He speaks: fr / en / ja and lives in Kyoto

7:00 - 7:40 Remote presentation from Fantasai/Florian

7:40 - Roundtable discussion / Presentations regarding previous subjects

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Chapters are local or regional groups set up with the general goal of discussing standards, best described in the original post about it. The general goal is to dramatically increase participation in, and education about, standards in new and manageable ways. In the words of The Extensible Web Manifesto: To tighten the feedback loop between the editors of Web standards and developers. Essentially: 

Bring people together in local forums to discuss developing standards; Create a ‘safer’ and ‘easier’ place for developers to learn with mentoring; Get help reviewing both standards and human documentation around them; To enlist help in looking at or reviewing and developing prollyfills and tests with an eye toward improving standards; To introduce people to new technology and help them to try using it; Most importantly perhaps, to coalesce this feedback and information and feed it back into standards bodies to manage noise and channels productively, so that Web developers finally have the voice they deserve in the making of the technology they use every day.

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