The W3C TAG (Technical Architecture Group) is in charge of coordinating cross-technology architecture and the principles of web architecture at the World Wide Web Consortium – in other words, it’s kind of a technical steering group for web standards.
The group had a great developer meet-up on the evening of the 21st of May at Innovation House. Format for the day was an mini-unconference, kicking off at 18:30 with some lightning talks. Lightning speakers:
• Hjalmar Gislason, Founder & CEO, GRID – Spreadsheets are Programs
• Alice Boxhall, Google and W3C TAG – Accessibility Object Model
• Guðmundur Már Gunnarsson, Vivaldi – Lost in navigation
• Árni Hermann, Avo – Human Accessible Developer Tools
Topics discussed in groups after lighting talks (break outs) included Content Editable, spatial navigation, Semantics, webvtt, and scroll snapping.
Vivaldi had the pleasure of hosting students from Tvíund, the student society for Computer Science students from Reykjavík University.
These „Science trips“ are quite common among university students in Iceland (vísindaferðir in Icelandic). Science Trip – is when a group visits an organization or place of interest. This time it was Vivaldi. The students learned about Vivaldi browser and could talk to the Vivaldi team in a relaxed setting.
Our friends from Íverksetarahúsið from The Faroe Islands, visited Innovation House last week. They learned about the idea behind Innovation House in Iceland and meet some of the startups as well. 😃
Íverksetarahúsið is an entrepreneurial house located in Klaksvík, yet its activity spans across the entire Faroe Islands. In addition to rendering help and counsel to Faroese entrepreneurs and businesses, Íverksetarahúsið is also responsible for instructing primary and lower secondary school teachers in entrepreneurship, which they in turn can teach their students. Íverksetarahúsið further offers entrepreneurs in-house office spaces in Klaksvík
Privacy is not just a personal matter
The loss of our privacy is a loss for society and democracy. In a surveillance society, the impact of data collection is not just personal because collective privacy is lost too.
The vision of Vivaldi is simple – users should be in control of how the browser looks, feels and works. This new upgrade allows users to browse with features that adapt to them, a style that fits and the values that they can stand by. Download now at Vivaldi.com
From our friends in Porcelain Fortress: “Blood, sweat, tears and sleepless nights have gone into crafting this masterpiece of gaming!
Soon you will be able to experience it too!” No time to relax – promo
Genki Instruments is a music tech startup striving to make technology feel natural.
Their first product is Wave, a ring that lets musicians control sound, shape effects and send commands with the motion of their hands. Wave adds a layer of creative control on top of the instruments musicians use and allows them to express themselves in a more visual and natural way than ever before.
Kúla Bebe is produced in Iceland, and packaged at Kúla’s Headquarters at Innovation House in Eiðistorg. People will be able to buy it at Vodafone stores in Iceland, with global availability to follow shortly. More
Parity, one of the company at Innovation House, is finishing a prototype of their first video game, Island of Winds. The video game is inspired by Icelandic nature, history and folklore. It is a vast interactive world with harsh weather conditions where players will start their journey as witch in the 17th century. The founder, María Guðmundsdóttir, got the idea to start her own video games company while traveling on the Trans-Siberian express in 2014. Interview with María in icelandic: Með norn á teikniborðinu