MDN/Archives/Get involved/Doc Sprints/2013June
The Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) team is holding a "doc sprint": a short period when people come together to create resources for the MDN site. This can include documents such as guides and reference pages, but also code examples and demos. It's all about making stuff to help people use open Web technologies.
- Starting 22 June, 08:00 UTC (1:00 a.m. Pacific Time)
- Ending 24 June, 23:59 UTC (5:00 p.m. Pacific Time)
You're welcome to start earlier or finish later than the "official" time span. MDN never closes.
You can participate from anywhere. Just sign in to MDN and get started.
- Use this etherpad to coordinate and track what's been done.
Part of what makes a doc sprint fun is collaborating with other people. Even if you're working on something solo, it's more fun to chat with people who are doing similar things. We use the #devmo channel on irc.mozilla.org for live chat during the sprint. Learn about IRC if you're not familiar with it.
There is also an in-person meetup for this sprint in Mozilla's Paris office
If you plan to attend the Saturday's meeting in Paris, please add yourself to this Lanyrd board: http://lanyrd.com/2013/mdnsprint/
The main topical focus for this sprint is Web devices APIs. We especially need helpful code examples for these APIs. Note that the File API is the topic of the July Derby, so coverage of it is very timely. You could even write a demo for the Dev Derby and use it as code examples in the wiki.
Here are some ideas for things to do:
- MDN documentation wishlist
- Firefox issues with doc impacts
- Fill out browser compatibility tables on reference pages where they exist, based on info from caniuse.com and quirksmode.org.
- Pages that need technical review.
- Pages that need editorial review
- David Bruant's TODO list (mostly JS-related stuffs)
- Make videos showing how to get and build Firefox code.
Suggest a topic, either that you want to work on, or that you'd like to see done by someone.
- Our list of subject-matter experts.
- Our list of topic drivers. These are people that organize specific areas of our documentation.
- How to add live samples to articles.
Sign up to help
If you're planning on coming to the meet-up in the Paris office, please tell us you're coming on Lanyrd page.
If you're planning to participate online, please add your name, IRC nickname and/or MDN user name, and what you'd like to work on, below (you need to create an account on this (spam-free) wiki in order to edit it):
|Name||IRC nick||MDN ID||When||Where||Topic(s)|
|Janet||jms||jswisher||Sat. to Mon.||Paris||copyediting, cleanup|
|Frédéric||FredB||FredB||Sat. to Mon.||Paris||Contributor guide l10n|
|Jérémie||Jeremie||Jeremie||Sat. to Sun.||Paris (host)||Web API, DOM|
|Sheppy||sheppy||Sheppy||Sat. to Mon.||Tennessee, USA||copy-editing, cleanup, Firefox OS|
|Shashank SVRSN||fossterer||fossterer||Sat. to Mon.||Online||cleanup, Building Firefox|