This week has seen two new series to cover Open Web technology. One of the messages from Google I/O was explaining how Google believes in, and is frankly betting on the Web as its platform. You should expect to see increasing examples of how we are putting our money (and effort) where our mouth is on this.

Since the Web is so decentralized, we have a deep need to communicate and discuss where we, as a collective are heading.

I have the pleasure to be joined by Alex Russell, notably of the Dojo Foundation, and John Resig, both creator of jQuery and employee of Mozilla Corp, for a new Open Web Podcast that focuses on news, events, and opinion on the state of the Open Web.

In the first episode, which you can either download directly or subscribe to, we delve into a lot of topics including new APIs and specifications, the new charge behind Firebug, the Open Web Foundation, and much more.

The early part of the podcast actually discusses the other series that started this week. Mark Pilgrim, a team-mate of mine at Google, kicked off This Week in HTML 5. Mark is taking the time to keep track of the myriad of changes to the specification, and will keep us abreast of the important features and decisions that are made by the group, head by our own Ian Hickson.

Mark discusses the big additions of Web Workers (Gears Workers standardized), and the clarification of alt tag usage in the img tag to have you using alt="{diagram}" and the like.

If you are interested in keeping up to date on HTML 5, you can subscribe to the WHATWG feed which is where Mark is doing his work.

If there is anything else that you would like to see from us, please drop us a comment below!