OneWebDay San Antonio


OneWebDay San Antonio

by Firecat
September 16, 2008

Come to Firecat Studio Monday, Sept. 22 for OneWebDay! Between 11am – 3pm, we’ll participate in the worldwide OneWebDay events, tell our own stories and celebrate the continued open, collaborative World Wide Web.


What is OneWebDay?

OneWebDay is an Earth Day for the internet. The idea behind OneWebDay is to focus attention on a key internet value (this year, online participation in democracy), focus attention on local internet concerns (connectivity, censorship, individual skills), and create a global constituency that cares about protecting and defending the internet. So, think of OneWebDay as an environmental movement for the Internet ecosystem. It?s a platform for people to educate and activate others about issues that are important for the Internet?s future.

Who supports OneWebDay?

Join web luminaries like these in celebrating and working to keep the web open and accessible to all:

  • Tim Berners-Lee (WWW inventor)
  • Larry Lessig (Creative Commons co-founder)
  • Doc Searls (Cluetrain Manifesto co-author)
  • Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia co-founder)
  • Craig Newmark (craigslist)

Craig Newmark said, “OneWebDay reminds us that the net really is a democratizing medium, that everyone gets a chance to participate. If you want, you can stick your neck out and speak truth to power.? Tim Berners-Lee added, ?OneWebDay is about ?one web? . . . Let?s celebrate, and let?s constantly work to make more, better, cleaner, stronger, deeper interoperability across the planet.? Read Berners-Lee’s video appeal to follow the established web standards on the OneWebDay site.

Where should I come, what can I expect?

Firecat Studio, 918 Nolan #104, San Antonio, TX 78202. Here’s a Google Map link. We’re a welcoming bunch of tech-loving, web-working designers, podcasters, freelancers and business people who like to stay connected with the vibrant San Antonio web community. Our events are open-house fashion, come when you can, leave when you like. We get folks in many disciplines, from many perspectives, no prior experience is necessary. Contact us for more information.

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