Since we’re listed on the official panels list, I figure I can blog about it. Our panel got approved for SxSW Interactive next year!!\
It’s called How to Convince Your Company to Embrace Standards and should be a lot of fun. We’ve had a really interesting experience the past couple years trying to push AOL to adopt and embrace web standards. I think we have a lot of interesting information to share about how to translate the technical benefits of web standards into terms that decision makers understand, and how to build a grassroots standards movement “under the radar” without getting yourself fired or pissing off too many people (or at least the wrong people). Since AOL is the size it is, a lot of the strategies I’ve seen posted on blogs and at other conferences don’t scale. Hopefully, we’ll be able to help fill the gaps.\
We’ve lined up some really interesting folks for the panel, all with a part in the drama, and all with slightly different perspectives on the whole process:
- Kimberly Blessing
- Steve Chipman
- Alla Gringaus
- Arun Ranganathan\
March can’t come fast enough!! Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the conference. And, if you haven’t registered yet, what the hell are you waiting for
Congrats, Kevin! 🙂 You rule, of course.
Um, am I supposed to register too? I’m not sure I can get the time off. And really, I still don’t even know what web standards are.
Note: The following was crossposted from:
> “How to convince your company to embrace (web) standards”
My financial institution needed convincing. My SpreadFirefox.com posting at the time:
The Paradigm Shift
I’m already registered! =)
Yippee!! So glad you got on the list.
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