Test the Web Forward Seattle

January 26th, 2014

Seattle, WA


The Internet Explorer Developer Relations and the Adobe Web Platform teams are hosting a Test The Web Forward event in Seattle, Sunday January 26, 2014.

The focus of this event is on learning, hacking, and writing tests for W3C specifications. During the event, experts will teach you about W3C specs & W3C testing and will guide you as you help make the Web a better, more interoperable place. Better tests for a better Web!

Test the Web Forward brings you closer to the very specifications that you use to craft web experiences and has you discover how you can shape the future of the web.

We do expect you to be capable of hand-coding in HTML, CSS, & JavaScript, but there will be experts from various organizations including Microsoft, Adobe, Google, Mozilla, Opera, the W3C, as well as independent developers to guide you step-by-step to create tests that can help move the web forward. Food, drinks, t-shirts and other swag will be provided for all participants to enjoy. If the joy of collaborating is not enough, we will be raffling off a Windows Surface Pro among the active participants of the test sprint.

Over the course of the Test the Web Forward event, not only will you learn to understand how to read specifications and understand the state of support among different browsers, you will learn how to write tests that will help browsers make implementations of these features consistent. Experts will be on hand to help you write tests for CSS and other features as well as guide you through filing bug reports. You will learn new web features and good practices that would be useful in projects you contribute to in the future!

We are looking forward to a more interoperable web with your support!



8:30am - 9:00am

Registration and Welcome Breakfast

9:00am - 9:30am

Intro and Keynote

9:30am - 10:00am

How to Create a W3C Reftest

10:00am - 10:30am

Overview of Testharness.js

10:30am - 12:00pm

Test Sprint

12:00pm - 1:00pm


1:00pm - 6:30pm

Test Sprint

6:30pm - 7:00pm

Wrap up, Surface Pro, Creative Cloud, and prize give-away

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Drinks & hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the new tests (hopefully a world record!)


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Alan Stearns

Adobe, CSS Working Group

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Kris Krueger

Microsoft, HTML Working Group

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Brian Terlson

Microsoft, TC39


Avatar of Alan Stearns

Alan Stearns

Adobe, CSS Working Group

Avatar of Dirk Schulze

Dirk Schulze

Adobe, SVG & CSS Working Groups

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Sylvain Galineau

Adobe, CSS Working Group

Avatar of Eliot Graff

Eliot Graff

Microsoft, HTML Working Group

Avatar of Erika Doyle Navara

Erika Doyle Navara

Microsoft, HTML Working Group

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Josh Holmes


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Kris Krueger

Microsoft, HTML Working Group

Avatar of Leif Arne Storset

Leif Arne Storset

Opera, CSS Working Group

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David Storey

Plain Concepts

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Glenn Adams

CoxCom, CSS Working Group

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Doug Schepers

W3C Standards Specialist

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Brian Terlson

Microsoft, TC39


Microsoft Corp. - Seattle Office
320 Westlake Ave
Seattle, Wa, 98109


You must be able to hand code HTML, JavaScript and CSS to participate. Please bring your own laptop.

Before you begin

Please complete the following in preparation for the event:

  • GitHub Setup
  • Choose your favorite text editor or IDE
  • Install all major browsers (such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Opera)
  • Be sure you have testharness.js

If you have problems with setup, experts can help you at the event.

Prior to attending, you will want to read and become familiar with at least one of the specs so that you have the foundation required to participate.


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