Test the Web Forward - October Newsletter 

On this All Hallow's Eve, we're wearing our dinosaur costumes in celebration of this day and of another great month-- and we'll be keeping them on until we get to China. October brought in many new members to to our community, hundreds of registrants for our next big event, a dazzling lineup of confirmed speakers (including Tim Berners-Lee!), and we officially became part of the W3C!

Welcome New Subscribers

Welcome to the many new subscribers we met at HTML5 DevConf in San Francisco! We really enjoyed talking to so many passionate web developers and telling you all about Test the Web Forward and WebPlatform.org. Although not surprising, we were happy to see that the goals of both of these initiatives resonated deeply with you.

Upcoming TestTWF Events

Test the Web Forward @TPAC, Shenzhen, China: 11/9, 9AM-7PM CST

We're less than two weeks away and registration for TestTWF Shenzhen is now full! We're proud to have the W3C Beihang Site Manager, Angel Li as our keynote speaker and very excited to have Tim Berners-Lee add some parting words to wrap up the event. Additionally, we have some excellent instructional talks lined up from Zhiaqiang Zhang and Belem Zhang, both from Intel and both TestTWF alumni and experienced W3C test writers.

If you're not able to attend in person, you're still very much welcome to participate. Log on to GitHub (web-platform-tests, css) and jump into #testing on irc.w3.org and find out where you can start. We'll happily take pull requests from all over the world. We'd especially like to see some past attendees from the Beijing, Shanghai, and Tokyo events!

Event schedule with extra timezones for convenience:

ShenzhenTokyoLondonSan Francisco
Saturday November 0 89am-7pm10am-8pm2am-12pm(Fri) 5pm-3am

During the event, follow @testthewebfwd on Twitter or @TestTheWebForward on Sina Weibo, #testtwf on both.

Test the Web Forward is Now Officially Part of the W3C

Last month, we told you about the new and improved TestTheWebForward.org website , which was part of transition. Now, we're pleased to announce that Test the Web Forward is now officially part of the W3C. This a great development that simply means that TestTWF now belongs to The Web, to the W3C members, and to you. While we are actively working to build out this domain to include more than documentation, the events will continue be driven by the community. See below for how you can have one of your own.

Get Involved

Contribute to TestTheWebForward.org

With the relaunch of website, the W3C has provided a completely open repository on GitHub to host its content. We invite all of you to add your own, whether it be additional documentation, a blog post, something on the TODO list, or just a bug fix - we'll take your contribution.

Host your own Test the Web Forward event!

As you start your planning for 2014, consider holding an event of your own - an intimate meetup focused on a topic suited to your local community or user group, or partner with others to put on a hackathon to crank out more tests over some beer and pizza. Start the conversation at public-testtwf-planning@w3.org. We have kits to get you going and a growing network of TestTWF experts around the world.

Let's keep Making the Web a Better Place!

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