Contribute/Webdev/Group 11 18 13

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Meeting Details

  • Meeting time: Monday, November 18 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


  • Mentoring pilot
    • Debrief from Ben on how mentoring office hours went
    • What metrics do we have to determine success? How many people showed up? Who has stayed involved since initial contact? Who has fixed another bug without help after completing first mentored bug?
    • What tips, guides and advice can we share with other people wanting to mentor?
    • Do we want to try this again for Bedrock or for another site?
  • Metrics
    • David reached out to Nigel B about monthly new webdev contributors report
    • Could go in new 'Introducing New Volunteers' section of All Hands meetings
  • Webdev Community Manager role
    • Drafting a job description using the community builder role template
    • Creating a case study about how dedicating time to community building has an impact. metrics?
    • Should this role be a combination of Webdev and Gaia Community Manager?
  • Webdev hackathons
    • Luke to draft template
    • willkg also looking to do a webdev hack session at Summit that could serve as a template
    • Next step will be to try it out and document how it went


  • Webdev Badges
    • New badge ideas:
      • Mentor badge
      • Partner badges (ie, someone who has contributing pull requests to both Mozilla and other open source projects, like Code for America, Wikipedia, etc)
    • Other badge topics
        • Integrating badges into Webdev teams' workflow
        • Building out badges to be issued manually by Webdev team members (badges around mentoring, thanking, etc.)
  • Reducing barriers for new contributors
    • Top priorities
      • How to contribute to a Mozilla web site screencast (Sancus)
      • Making contact and bug tracking information easier to find on sites (bug 766906) (Rik)
      • Firebug + Firediff for easy CSS hacking without needing to install site (Sancus)
    • Other ideas (need to prioritize)
      • Linking to the Github page template in footer of pages on Bedrock (Rik)
      • 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
  • Tulsa Webdev hack day
    • Looking for mentors to prepare contribution opportunities and be available online during event
    • Using this as a template for Reps to run other webdev hack days
  • 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?

Action Items