Robin Berjon

What’s Next?

Looking for my Next Project

As you well know, dear reader, I am a freelancer, and as freelancers well know All Contracts Must Die. Thanks to the kind support of Adobe, Google, and Microsoft, I have had an interesting two-year run being part of the W3C Team and shepherding the HTML5 specification towards Recommendation. As August goes, these two years too will end.

Think what you will of the W3C in general, the Team is made up of terribly interesting and eminently loveable people whom I will be sad to bid farewell to. The HTML5 project has had, well, its pros and cons — but at the end of the day I’m happy I took it up. I was certainly hoping to decrease the overhead more, have far more time for new ideas, and bring more peace to the community; but the post-mortem will be for another blog post. At any rate I will be overseeing the last steps before Recommendation even after the end of my contract.

I am therefore looking for the next beautiful project I could give some love and caring to. I have leads and ideas, but I thought it might prove more interesting to open things up to the serendipity of the Web.

In this spirit, I am open to any and all suggestions. I have worked more on standards in the past few years, but I never stopped coding and certainly wouldn’t mind a wicked cool development project. Engineering better cat food, curing existential ennui, a job description that says nothing other than JavaScript — FOR SCIENCE!; I’m easily up for all of these, and more to the point I’m curious about whatever project you think I might be able to help you with.

You can find my résumé on this very site. I look forward to hearing from you!

P.S.: There is a small, but real, chance that I may actually stay on as part of the W3C team to work on HTML. If that does indeed turn out to be the case, it will involve some radical changes in the ways in which it is handled as a standard. On this, more later.