Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to the WWW2003 conference volunteers FAQ page.
This is the place to find quick answers to some important questions regarding volunteering
for WWW 2003. New information will be updated periodically.
Who are Volunteers?
Volunteers typically are people with an involvement in the
World Wide Web, who are interested in experiencing the conference but otherwise, could not
afford to attend. We are looking for people with a background in building and running
networks and or associated Audiovisual technology.
What can I expect to do at the conference?
The program has evolved a lot over the last 11 conferences
and the volunteer role is now defined as technical support. This means that you will be
expected to have knowledge or experience in building and running a large distributed
network to supply connectivity for the conference. We are also looking for people to set
up and operate the specialised AV equipment that a conference of this type requires.
Volunteers also assist at the registration desk where multi language skills are needed and
act as room monitors assisting delegates and presentors.
What qualifications do I need?
You don't have to be an expert! Students and enthusiasts
work alongside industry professionals. Enthusiasm and interest are important qualities.
There are usually more applicants than positions so make sure you use the spaces provided
in the registration form to tell us as much about yourself as possible. You must have a
good attitude and an interest in the web but you definitely don't need a degree in
computer science. The conference is a great place to learn more about web development and
authoring but this kind of experience is not particularly relevant to volunteering. We are
about Routers and IP addresses, not HTML and XML.
What do I get ?
Volunteers receive a Passport Registration which allows
access to all days of the conference as well as all social events. You will be required to
work 25 hours in exchange.There will be a flexible roster system that will allow you to
schedule your work commitments between attending the parts of the conference that interest
How do I apply?
An online registration form is available from the
Volunteers Home Page. Fill this out, submit it and we will be in touch.