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Open edX Con Announces Keynote Speaker Jeff Jaffe, CEO of W3C

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Image of Jeffrey JaffeeThe Open edX team is excited to announce our Tuesday keynote speaker, Dr. Jeff Jaffe, CEO of W3C.

In his role as CEO of the W3C, Dr. Jaffe works with W3C staff, membership, and the public to evolve and communicate W3C’s mission to be the leading forum for technical development and stewardship of the Web.

Dr. Jaffe’s roles prior to joining W3C include Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Novell, president of Bell Labs Research and Advanced Technologies, and chairman of the board of the New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium. Early in his career, after receiving a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT in 1979, Dr. Jaffe joined IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center.

In his keynote address at the 2nd annual Open edX Conference, Dr. Jaffe will discuss the challenges W3C has faced in their efforts to promote open web standards, and how an implementation of training materials on the edX platform enabled W3C to reach thousands of web developers. The talk will focus on this journey and the reasons behind W3C’s investment in creating a full catalogue of courses for W3Cx, our edX platform.

The Open edX Conference is October 12-13th at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA (USA), followed by a two-day hackathon in downtown Boston. The full conference schedule is available on the conference website. General registration closes Monday, September 28th, so be sure to register today!