Update: I heard from about 50 colleagues around the web last night. Fun!
Tim has declared a #DanFest for Dan Connolly Wed July 14th:
Assorted folks,My family and I will be on the plaza for the event. Wherever you are, I look forward to hearing from you, and I'm sure Tim does too.
As you may know, recently Dan Connolly left the W3C team after very many years of invaluable service to the web community. Following an idea of Bijan's, we will have a distributed #DanFest.
- Date: Wednesday July 14
- Time: 7pm Central, 8pm Eastern.
The idea is that people all over the place dine in celebration of Dan's many accomplishments while at W3C. Then, half an hour after the official start of the meal,
- Time: 7:30 Central, 8:30 pm Eastern: we toast Dan simultaneously. <------
We may try to Videoskype Dan in to the team near MIT.
We realize people in different timezones will not be able to dine at the same time, so eating is a timezone-sepcific thing. Those in France, please set of fireworks to mark the occasion.
Tweets should be sent at the time, and of course can point to other things.
connollydwcdckc on twitter. Twitter hashtag is #danfest.
For a guy who played a pivotal role in a whole new era of communication among humans, Tim Berners-Lee is a relatively unknown figure. Our culture celebrates fame, fortune, and power, while Tim is all about sharing. It's been my honor to do what I could to help him out over the last decade and a half at W3C, not to mention a blast working with all the other people who contribute so much to making the web work.
If you have never heard of the guy who brought hypertext and the Internet together, please spend a few minutes watching this video: