London Web Stardards is a group of volunteers that run bi-monthly meet-ups and a yearly conference (State of the Browser) to bring together web professionals who are working for a better web.

We care about a lot of web-related topics like including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, accessibility, web fonts, UX and front-end performance among others.

Rupert Bowater

To our immense sadness, we have lost one of our organisers to cancer, Rupert Bowater. He’s been our rock for many years, often behind the curtains, with his humble but fierceful encouragement. He was our chief proofreader, our base for group meetings, and often a sponsor for LWS in any way he could through his company, Binary Vision. He always knew the most appropriate and diplomatic way to talk to everyone, and, ultimately he was also a huge supporter of women in tech. He has left a huge hole in our group. We’ll forever miss him.