Contribute/Webdev/Group 09 17 12

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Meeting Details

  • Meeting time: Monday, September 17 at 10:30 AM Pacific
  • Video: David Boswell's vidyo room (use this link for guest access)
  • Audio: If video doesn't work, call +1 800 707 2533, pin 369 - conf 9634#
  • Back channel: #webdev


  • MozCamp
    • Recap of Contributing to Mozilla Websites session
    • Takeaways from session:
      • Firebug + Firediff for easy CSS hacking without needing to install site
      • Designate one or two sites as entry point sites and focus VM efforts on that
      • Use this content as a script for a screencast?
    • Preparation for giving running this session at MozCamp Asia
    • Getting this in front of volunteers
    • Documenting when and how to use this for webdev staff
  • Reducing barriers for new contributors
    • Top priority
      • Making contact and bug tracking information easier to find on sites (bug 766906 (Rik)
    • Other ideas (need to prioritize)
      • How to fix a web site bug screencast (Ricky/Luke/Buddy)
      • Linking to the Github page template in footer of pages on Bedrock (Rik)
      • Hosting VMs for contributors (bug 486363)
      • Improving documentation and clarifying how different sites have small but significant differences to be aware of
      • Reaching out to Petri team to see if they could help make it easier for front-end webdev contributors to access to a staging site
  • Webdev hack days
    • Creating a template and working with Reps to have them run events for webdev team
    • Virtual webdev hack days plan
    • Piggybacking on real world events
  • Creating a workflow for how to handle webdev inquiries
    • Documenting current workflow
    • Enhancing current process (follow back up with promising leads 2 weeks after first contact, recognizing volunteers with a public post or swag after finishing first mentored bug)
  • Piggybacking on other contributor efforts
    • Coding pathway: How to make use of and collaborate with Coding Stewards
    • Design pathway: Are there relevant CSS and web design contribution information to add to Design wiki page for design contributors?
  • Anything else?

Action Items

  • Sancus to talk to Developer Tools team about being able to export patches from Firefox developer tools -- useful for people making small HTML and CSS changes without needing to get site running locally
  • Ben to take a pass at rearranging content on Get Involved page starting with easier sites to contribute to (eg, Bedrock) and moving more complicated sites lower down (eg, AMO)
  • Luke to look into pushing installable VM of Bedrock forward and will check with Les
  • Sancus to take a pass at creating a screencast version of his MozCamp session for Get Involved page
  • Luke to send note to new webdev forum about how the public forum will be used compared to internal webdev forums
  • David to link to webdev forum from webdev Get Involved page
  • Luke and Laura to organize Tulsa webdev hackday in November