Test the Web Forward Paris

October 26th – 27th, 2012

Paris, France

À Propos | About

Test the Web Forward est un événement qui vous permettra de mieux comprendre les spécifications web que vous utilisez tous les jours pour concevoir vos sites. Il vous permettra aussi de découvrir comment vous pouvez façonner le futur du web.

Au cours de cet événement, vous apprendrez comment lire des spécifications web et comment tester le niveau de support de ces spécifications par les différents navigateurs. Vous apprendrez aussi, et surtout, à coder des tests robustes avec les auteurs de différents standards du web, pour vous assurer que tous les navigateurs mettent en oeuvre correctement ces fonctionnalités. Au final, vous bénéficierez d'une meilleure compréhension du fonctionnement interne d'un navigateur web et maîtriserez l'écriture de tests clairs et robustes.

Nous nous attendons à ce que vous sachiez coder manuellement en HTML, CSS et JavaScript, mais il y aura aussi des experts d'Adobe, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Opéra et du W3C pour vous accompagner et vous guider à chaque étape de création de tests. Nous serons tous présents pour faire progresser le web. Nourriture, boissons et musique seront fournis pour passer un moment unique avec les experts du 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.

Over the course of the event, not only will you learn to understand how to read specifications and understand the state of support among different browsers, but you will also create robust tests along with the editors of various standards to ensure browsers implement these features consistently. At the end of it, you will gain a deeper understanding of browser internals & how you can write clear, robust tests.

We do expect you to be capable of hand-coding in HTML, CSS, & JavaScript, but there will be experts from Adobe, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, 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 & music will be provided.


Friday's Sessions

  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm Check-in
  • 5:30pm - 5:50pm Welcome & Introduction
    Vincent Hardy, Adobe
  • 5:50pm - 6:10pm How to Read a Spec
    Robin Berjon, W3C
  • 6:10pm - 6:30pm How to Create a W3C Reftest
    Rebecca Hauck, Adobe
  • 6:30pm - 6:50pm Overview of testharness.js
    James Graham, Opera
  • 6:50pm - 7:10pm File the Best Bug
    fantasai, Mozilla
  • 7:15pm - 8:00pm Lightning Talks / Meet the Experts
  • 8:00pmDinner is served
  • 8:00pm - 9:30pmMingle / Plan for Saturday Hacking

Saturday's Sessions

  • 9:30am - 10:00am Breakfast
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Hack
  • 12:00pm Lunch is served
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm Hack
  • 3:00pm Snacks
  • 3:00pm - 5:30pm Hack
  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm Demos
  • 6:00pm Dinner/Drinks

Note: We will be recording the event. If you would like to be excluded from appearing in the video, please contact testthewebforward@gmail.com.


Avatar of Robin Berjon

Robin Berjon

W3C, HTML Editor

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Mozilla, CSS Working Group

Avatar of Rebecca Hauck

Rebecca Hauck

Adobe, CSS Working Group

Avatar of James Graham

James Graham

Mozilla, testharness.js Author

Note: All of the talks will be in English


Avatar of Daniel Glazman

Daniel Glazman

Disruptive Innovations, CSS Working Group Co-Chair

Avatar of Mike West

Mike West

Google, Developer Advocate, Contact Security Policy expert

Avatar of Ido Green

Ido Green

Google, Developer Advocate, Author of Web Workers

Avatar of Henrik Kjellander

Henrik Kjellander

Google, Software Engineer in Test at Chrome/WebRTC

Avatar of Patrik Höglund

Patrik Höglund

Google, Software Engineer in Test at Chrome/WebRTC

Avatar of Rik Cabanier

Rik Cabanier

Adobe, SVG Working Group and Canvas editor

Avatar of Dirk Schulze

Dirk Schulze

Adobe, SVG & CSS Working Groups

Avatar of Alan Stearns

Alan Stearns

Adobe, CSS Working Group

Avatar of Jeremie Patonnier

Jeremie Patonnier

Clever Age, SVG and CSS expert

Avatar of Tobie Langel

Tobie Langel

W3C Testing Lead

Avatar of John Jansen

John Jansen

Microsoft, CSS Working Group

Avatar of Arron Eicholz

Arron Eicholz

Microsoft, CSS Working Group

Avatar of François Remy

François Remy

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Avatar of Jet Villegas

Jet Villegas

Mozilla, CSS Working Group

Avatar of Sylvain Galineau

Sylvain Galineau

Adobe, CSS Working Group

Avatar of L. David Baron

L. David Baron

Mozilla, CSS Working Group

Avatar of Michael Brooks

Michael Brooks

Adobe, PhoneGap and Apache Cordova Developer

Avatar of David Rousset

David Rousset

Microsoft, HTML5 Developer Evangelist

Avatar of Emil A.Eklund

Emil A.Eklund

Google, Chrome/WebKit, DOM, Layout Expert

Avatar of Levi Weintraub

Levi Weintraub

Google, Chrome/WebKit, Rendering, Line Layout, Bidi Expert

Avatar of Simon Pieters

Simon Pieters

Opera, HTML Expert, Quirks Mode Spec Editor

Avatar of Kris Krueger

Kris Krueger

Microsoft, HTML Working Group

Avatar of Steve Zilles

Steve Zilles

Adobe, CSS Working Group

Avatar of Glenn Adams

Glenn Adams

CoxCom, CSS Working Group

Avatar of Julien Chaffraix

Julien Chaffraix

Google, CSS 2.1 Tables & CSS3 Grid Layout Expert

Avatar of Odin Hørthe Omdal

Odin Hørthe Omdal

Opera, IndexedDB Expert

Avatar of Peter Linss

Peter Linss

HP, CSS Working Group Co-Chair


Télécom Paristech

Main Campus
46, Rue Barrault
75013 Paris, France
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Telecom Paristech is easily accessible by public transportation from any train station or airport:


Take the line 6, stop at Corvisart station, and then walk 5 minutes to the main entrance.


Take the RER B until Denfert-Rochereau station. Connection in Denfert Rochereau and take the métro line 6 and stop at


Line 62 (Vergniaud), 21 (Daviel) or 67 (Bobillot)


Stations 13022 (27 & 36, rue de la Butte aux Cailles), 13048 (20, rue Wurtz) or 13024 (81, rue Bobillot)

A list of hotels nearby is provided here.


You must be able to hand code HTML, JavaScript and CSS to participate.

Before you begin

Create a Dropbox account here. We will be using a public folder here for test submission during the hackathon.

Prior to attending, you will want to read and become familiar with at least one of the features so that you have the foundation required to participate. Here are the features we will focus on learning and testing:




We are happy to help if there are other features or areas you want to write or modify tests for.


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