Are you interested in widget development and do you want to learn how to build widgets that use the new open W3C widget standard? OSS Watch is organising an Apache Wookie (Incubating) training day in Oxford, UK on 11 February 2010 for developers who would like to get hands-on experience with building widgets using Wookie.
Wookie provides an implementation of the W3C widget standard and allows you to write, deploy and manage W3C compliant widgets easily. The project is also working on implementing extra modules, such as a Google Wave Gadgets API. To increase cross-platform interoperability, several plugins have been written to integrate with other systems, such as Moodle and WordPress.
This event is free of charge and invitation only. However, we have three open places left for interested developers. General development skills are required, but you don’t need to have specific experience in building widgets. If you are interested we welcome you to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know why you should to be there. If you would like to know more, details about this all day event can be found on the event page.
One of the reasons we hold this event is in preparation for the dev8D developer days. During that event we will be doing more widget development in a Wookie hackathon and we want to gather some more skilled widget developers for that hackathon. Therefore we expect people who come to the Wookie training day to also attend the dev8D days. However, don’t hesitate to contact us for the Wookie training day if you can’t make it to dev8D.