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W3C Now Has a Yandex Engineer on its Technology Architecture Group

We are happy for our R&D engineer, Sergey Konstantinov, who has been elected a member of the World Wide Web Consortium Technical Architecture Group.

The TAG is a group created by W3C to document and build consensus around principles of Web architecture, resolve issues involving general Web architecture and help coordinate cross-technology architecture developments inside and outside W3C. The Group is chaired by the Web's inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, with three appointees and five people elected by the Members of the World Wide Web Consortium for two-year terms. 

Sergey is the first Russian member of the TAG. In his role, he will work to bring his experience as a developer and someone working with other developers at Yandex to the TAG, to make sure the Group’s work makes sense in the real-life context of hands-on developers.

As the only member of the TAG working primarily in a language other than English, Sergey will help ensure that the TAG's work is available and relevant beyond the English-speaking community, to the hundreds of millions whose work is conducted in another language.

Now that Sergey is a W3C’s TAG member, we expect that the interests and needs of Russian developers are better represented across the work of W3C.

Yandex joined W3C in 2012, as the first full member from Russia. With our employees contributing to W3C’s working groups, serving on its Advisory Board, and now also participating in its Technical Architecture Group, we are proud to be involved in the development of the Web, leading it to its full potential. Affiliation with W3C is part of fulfilling our responsibilities to the Web and its users as a leading internet company, as well as a reflection of our own place within the Web.