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Fluent Blog

Your field guide to getting the most out of Fluent—news, updates, and important resources.

Who will you nominate for the O'Reilly Web Platform Awards?

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Josh Simmons | @joshsimmons |

At Fluent, we celebrate the Web Platform and the communities that power each of its core technologies including JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, so we introduced the O'Reilly Web Platform Awards in order to highlight individuals for whom the Web is truly a labor of love.O'Reilly Web Platform Award trophies from 2015

The description of the award is straightforward:

The awards recognize individual contributors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, and collaboration in the development of JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and the supporting Web ecosystem.

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Join the Fluent Community on Slack

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Josh Simmons | @joshsimmons |

People love the "hallway track" and networking with their peers at conferences, and now that doesn't have to begin and end with the conference. We're launching a Slack team, with an IRC channel, for Fluent attendees.

You can use Slack to:

  • Meet fellow attendees before, during, and after the conference.
  • Organize group lunches and dinners.
  • Get recommendations on the best restaurants within walking distance of the conference.
  • Find people who are working on problems similar to yours.
  • Discover related events and speaking opportunities.
  • Report issues to the conference organizing team.

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Join the Fluent Program Chairs for CFP Office Hours

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Josh Simmons | @joshsimmons |

If there’s anything 31 years in publishing and 17 in conference organizing has taught us at O’Reilly, it’s that everyone can learn from everyone else. That’s why we’re always looking for fresh perspectives, including new speakers.

To that end, we're running an online event where you can chat with the Fluent Program Chairs, Simon St. Laurent and Peter Cooper. Whether you're curious about the program, confused by the CFP form, or just looking for guidance as a new speaker, we can help.

Join us for a live chat this Friday, September 18 from 10am to 12pm Pacific Time, then complete your proposal. The CFP closes Monday, September 21 at midnight.

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