I am excited to announce that I have been appointed as a co-chair of the W3C Social Web Incubator Community Group (SWICG). This group is dedicated to advancing discussions around the social web, and prividing a forum for implementers to discuss specifications published by the former and separate W3C Social Web Working Group.
I look forward to continuing the work that has been going on over the last few months to revive the group. Dmitri and Nightpool, the other two co-chairs, have exciting events scheduled over the coming weeks, covering CSAM prevention mechanisms in the decentralized web, ActivityPub test suites, and our next community meeting.
I am passionate about encouraging more implementers to participate in the group. Indeed, I see implementer feedback as being key to guiding SWICG: engineers working directly with technologies can better advise on ambiguities, challenges, and the extent to which documentation and specifications are fit for purpose.
If you are actively building for the social web -- whether you are working with ActivityPub, Webmention, Micropub, or other specifications published by the W3C Social Web Working Group -- I invite you to join the group. Participation is free and open. We have meetings once a month in which we come together to discuss matters of importance to implementors and the community. These meetings include people who have direct and deep experience with the group standards; a perfect forum to ask questions about points of confusion when implementing W3C social web standards.
I look forward to serving on the group with co-chairs Nightpool and Dmitri. You can read the formal announcement on the W3C SWICG website.
SWICG exists to help advance W3C existing social web existing standards and the social web more broadly. The group does not have standards-making authority. With that said, work from the group can contribute to moving ideas to a standards track as appropriate.
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