Having written about my departure from the W3C last month, it seems only fitting to write about my return now. I was elected to its Technical Architecture Group, as part of a reform campaign driven by Alex Russell. Alex has great ideas on improving modern day web development and I share his passion for figuring out how the web is layered and how we can expose those layers for the world to do something wonderful with them.
I was also pessimistic about this TAG adventure, and since five reform candidates were running for four slots I was hoping I would not make the cut. But now I look forward to it. Taking a more high-level perspective with a different set of people than I usually hang out with will be a great learning experience. And ideally that leads to better standards writing down the road.