Hi, I'm Marco Battilana from Surrey BC, Canada.
I'm currently a Web Designer at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
(ICBC) - A crown corporation that is the sole provider of basic car insurance. My main duties are to consult on/create/maintain the company's Intranet. As well, I perform graphic/identity/UI/front-end design for the Intranet's web sites and web applications.
I am also a Web Standards Consultant/CEO for my own company Crazy Bat Designs
where I help to promote web and accessibility standards to anyone interested, as well as perform the usual graphic/identity/UI/front-end design for web sites and web applications.
The reason why I am here is that I want to become more familiar with HTML5 as well as XHTML2. More importantly, I want to get a better understanding of what is being proposed, the main differences between the two directions, and hopefully meet some new people. I already know some of you by your reputation
Aside from this, I'm a self-confessed chocoholic and I perform a form of ashtanga yoga about 3 to 4 times a week. I like to read science fiction and fantasy books (as real life can be boring sometimes) and I hope to race in the Dakar rally someday. I have no racing experience at this time, but it doesn't hurt to dream