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Announcing the Web Monetization Workshop

Uchi Uchibeke
Director of Developer Experience @Coil
Updated on ・2 min read

Web Monetization is being proposed as a W3C standard at the Web Platform Incubator Community Group. Since August 2019, Web Monetization has enabled content creators and developers to earn from their web content like articles, videos, tutorials, and more. Content creators have been able to earn from the content on their website on plain HTML+CSS, on WordPress, and even on blogging platforms like dev.to, Hashnode and others.

How web monetization works

As the proposed standard gains more support and popularity, the Maintainers, working in the Web Incubator Community group, have gotten many feedback from the community and want to improve the specification to address the feedback, support more users and use cases, and align it with W3C's core standardization work. So, Coil is partnering with the Maintainers to host the Web Monetization Workshop in support of the community.

Why Web Monetization Workshop

The workshop aims to accomplish the following:

  • Get and discuss community feedback
  • Come away from the workshop with changes to the Web Monetization specification

What to expect at the Web Monetization Workshop

The two-day event will include a Web Monetization project Showcase, Q and A sessions, and two breakout sessions.

July 28 Day 1: Community Showcase

  • Opening
  • Web Monetization project Showcase
  • Closing

Sessions

  • Session 1 starts at 8am PST
  • Session 2 starts at 3pm PST (repeat)

July 29 Day 2: Technical and Architectural discussion

  • Opening
  • Breakout session - Community feedback, discussions, and recommendations, and summary of the update
    • Declarative API session led by Marcos Caceres, Co-chair of Web Applications WG at W3C
    • Imperative API session led by Ben Sharafian, CTO of Coil
  • Closing

Sessions

  • Session 1 starts at 8am PST
  • Session 2 starts at 3pm PST (repeat)

What to expect after Web Monetization Workshop

Post-event, all the feedback and discussions from the Showcase, Q and A, and architectural discussion sessions will be used to update the the Web Monetization Specification.

How to participate

There are many opportunities to be part of the Web Monetization workshop. You can:

  1. Present at Showcase: If you have a project that uses Web Monetization and would like to share it with community members or want to share your story and experience working with web Monetization, this session is for you. Contact Uchi or email devs@coil.com to get more information about joining the Showcase.

  2. Attend as a Participant: The Showcase is open to everyone to attend. Follow Coil on dev.to/coil or @coil to learn when you can RSVP.

  3. Contribute to the Architectural Discussion: If you're a developer or interested in Web Standard, join one of the Architectural discussion sessions led by Marcos Caceres, Co-chair of Web Applications WG at W3C, and Ben Sharafian, CTO of Coil. Contact Uchi or email devs@coil.com to get more information about joining the Showcase.

  4. Promote and Amplify: Want to help spread the word in your community? Please, share this post and talk to friends and colleagues to attend.

See you on July 28!

Updated July 2, 2021

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Michiel de Jong

Great initative, looking forward to it! Any idea yet of the start and end times?

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Uchi Uchibeke Author

Hi @michielbdejong , it starts at 3pm PST on both days and we are looking at spending 2 hours each day.

I have also updated the article to include the time.

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Michiel de Jong

OK that's midnight to 2am Amsterdam time, so that's doable.
Great, see you there!

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Uchi Uchibeke Author

Hi Michiel, we are switching things around to be more inclusive of different time zones. We will likely have 2 sessions of the Workshop at different times on the same day. More to come...