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Contribution & Confidence, All Things Open Keynote

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My talk at All Things Open about how contributing to the open web has helped me build a career.

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Contribution & Confidence, All Things Open Keynote

  1. 1. Contribution & Confidence Rachel Andrew | All Things Open 2016 Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  2. 2. Hello Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  3. 3. How would I get started today? Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  4. 4. It's 1989 Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
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  7. 7. Dancers do not need to use computers Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
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  9. 9. The web gave me a community Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
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  11. 11. “Knowing HTML” was a marketable skill Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  12. 12. Learning something one day Teaching it to someone else the next Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  13. 13. The web gave me a new career. Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  14. 14. The web was accessible, and had a culture of sharing knowledge. Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  15. 15. Font tags and nested tables Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
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  20. 20. Encouraging designers to care about web standards Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
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  22. 22. Front-end developer 2005? Browser bugs expert Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  23. 23. Thanks to the hard work of countless WaSP members and supporters (like you), Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the web as an open, accessible, and universal community is largely the reality. 1 http://www.webstandards.org/2013/03/01/our-work-here-is-done/ Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  24. 24. Browser vendors are implementing standard things in a standard way Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  25. 25. Innovation happens through the standards process Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
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  27. 27. Show stopping browser bugs when doing straightforward things in modern browsers are rare Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  28. 28. The industry has grown up Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  29. 29. Studies show that a todo list is the most complex JavaScript app you can create before a newer, better framework is invented. 1 http://www.allenpike.com/2015/javascript-framework-fatigue/ Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  30. 30. We’re creating complexity Hiding the simple languages of the web behind tooling and process Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
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  32. 32. Knowing your core skills brings opportunity to contribute Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  33. 33. Giving back Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  34. 34. If you have been doing this for a year, there is someone 6 months in who you are ideally placed to help. Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  35. 35. You will learn by teaching Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  36. 36. Contribute to the standards that make up the web Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
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  38. 38. The CSS Working Group Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  39. 39. What do authors think? Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  40. 40. Making a difference to a CSS Specification can be as straightforward as writing about how you want to use it Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  41. 41. Learn how the modern standards process works Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
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  43. 43. To make an impact on a specification you need to do so while it is still experimental Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  44. 44. Vendor prefixes are going away Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  45. 45. The problem with feature flags Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  46. 46. Developing behind flags means authors need to be proactive in testing Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  47. 47. It's a feature not a bug Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
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  49. 49. If authors do not offer feedback the final specification will reflect our needs as understood by people who do not build websites. Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  50. 50. Contributing to the open web platform is like giving future you a gift Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  51. 51. Contribute to CSS Specifications 4 Specifications are discussed on GitHub at https:// github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
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  53. 53. Contribute to interoperability Raise bugs with browsers Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  54. 54. Learn to create a reduced test case This is a skill that will save time in your own work and also in logging issues with any project Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  55. 55. Keep learning Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  56. 56. Learning. Contributing Excited about the future. Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016
  57. 57. Thank you! Slides and links at https://cssgrid.me/ato-keynote @rachelandrew Rachel Andrew | Tweet @rachelandrew #ato2016

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