The Web is constantly evolving, new W3C specs are being hashed out all the time. Partial and full implementations of these new specs are showing up in different browsers all the time. But, if we as a Web community want the Web to evolve, and want people to really trust their businesses and technology on the Web as a platform, there needs to be tests in place to ensure that new specs are implemented consistently, correctly, and meet our expectations.
Test the Web Forward arose from that need. Representatives from the W3C, Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, Opera and Adobe put together hackathons around the world to teach people about new Web features and to get people to help write tests against these features.
If you’re going to be in the Seattle area on April 12-13, 2013, you should definitely check out the Test the Web Forward – Seattle event, being hosted by Microsoft.