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The MDN community meeting takes place in the #mdn channel on at 10 AM PST (18:00 UTC). See the meeting time in your time zone.


  • Since lots of people lurk in #mdn, if you're actively attending the meeting please speak up and introduce yourself.
  • Attending:
    • ali
    • diane t
    • klez
    • sheppy
    • teoli
    • HBloomer_
    • ajp
    • Jeremie i





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Topics for Discussion

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  • kick-starting the new year! Goals for 2015... (alispivak)

I wanted to briefly talk about what we'll be focusing on in 2015 overall. we'll be focused on 3 areas

  1. maintaining the open web docs
  2. building out & launching the Learning Area
  3. building compatibility data and services

obviously, there is a lot of work under each of these

1. For maintaining the open web docs, we obviously have a lot of docs writing to do!

  • HTML update, Canvas, APi's, etc.
  • We also will continue to support the community of writers
  • and we will be looking at ways to grow MDN users through social media and awareness, including a campaign around MDN's 10th anniversary at the end of July.

2. for the Learning Area

  • Soft launch at the end of January, which will require a lot of cleanup work.
    • glossary - add missing entries, cleanup and remove entries copied directly from wikipedia
    • polish landing pages
    • finish required content, review and polish
  • Full launch end of July, around when we do the 10th Anniversary promotions

3. Compatibility - we've been working on a compatibility data store and API for the last 9 months or so.

  • compatibility data store & api are in process
  • work will soon be starting on the UI for contribution
  • later in the year we are looking at building a compatibility service based on the data - it is in process of being defined. groovecoder is leading that work

will have a link to the plan and things that need to be done as mentioned above soon - (alispivak) will send email to the mdn lists and also share in the next community meeting


Anything else we need to discuss synchronously? Hack on MDN event -

  • planning for end of March. Will be asking for feedback on dates/locations/attendees later this week. (alispivak)
  • Last year we held our first "hack on MDN" weekend
  • Essentially, for the event we get ~30 people together to work on MDN projects for 3 days. This includes content, platform, specifications, UX….
  • We got approval to hold another one this year, and are hoping to do it around the end of March.
    • Attendees are paid staff and volunteers. Mozilla pays for volunteer travel.
    • Very soon, I'll be polling people about possible locations and dates. I'm trying to get this decided by the end of next week, as time gets short.
    • Once we fix the location and dates, I'll ask people to apply to attend.
    • Last year was very fun and very productive!


Meeting logs here