MDN/Archives/Community meetings/2014/2014-07-02

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The MDN community meeting takes place in the #mdn channel on at 10 AM PDT (17:00 UTC). See the meeting time in your time zone. It's open to anyone that would like to participate, so please feel free to join in!

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  • Jean-Yves will send his current blog post to Janet for possibly publishing on about:community.
  • Jeremie will send a proposal for a blog post about the result of the code sample survey.l
    • Should have first draft done tomorrow


  • Ali will finalize the date for the MDN Hack weekend by the end of next week.


  • Janet went to MozCamp Beta in India
    • Question came up: Do we really need to translate into Indic languages?
    • Answer: That's up to you, since you're the experts here. But keep in mind that not everyone is necessarily as comfortable in English as you are.
  • Hack on MDN weekend update from alispivak]
    • Currently looking at September 26-28 in San Francisco
    • However, September/October timeframe is very busy, so this may change -- don't start making plans yet!
  • (Possible) upcoming MDN events update from alispivak
    • BrazilJS - "Hack on MDN" workshop to update Javascript docs. August 21-22, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    • JSConf EU - "Hack on MDN" workshop to update Javascript docs. October 13-14, Berlin
    • MozFest - 24-26 October, London - still TBD what we might do
    • MozCamp EMEA - sometime in September, will be doing train the trainer sessions


See our new project planning area to see all the various projects and their planning documents!


  • Dev team continues to analyze analytics and logs to figure out a rare but annoying traffic spike that occasionally happens and brings the site down.
  • Rebooted MDN dev meetings to be more open and more useful
  • Writing team is preparing its proposed Q3 development project proposals to the dev team:
  • Carry-over dev projects that need to be completed:
    • Finish the ongoing Badges work
    • Finish the ongoing work on GitHub login
      • Auth code has been refactored and merged to support more authorization backends in the future (such as github, Firefox accounts, Twitter, etc)
  • Performance work
    • Installed tools (uglify and cleancss) to help compress the JS and CSS on the site, to improve load times
    • Contributor bar has been disabled while a performance revamp is done
    • Many thousands of lines of code have been removed during this process
  • Other
    • Persona login window now has MDN branding
    • A PR is in to make the edit/languages/etc buttons sticky so they stay onscreen when scrolling. Woohoo!
    • Another PR is in to duplicate those buttons at the bottom of the page as well.