MDN/Archives/Get involved/Doc Sprints/2013May

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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.


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.

We use this etherpad to coordinate and track what's been done.

But 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 for live chat during the sprint. Learn about IRC if you're not familiar with it.

There are also in-person meetups in two locations for this sprint: San Francisco and Paris.

San Francisco

Mozilla's SF office

  • Friday: Golden Gate Bridge conference room (319)
  • Saturday: Community space (7th floor)


Mozilla's Paris office

  • Saturday: from 9AM to 6PM Paris time.

If you plan to attend the Saturday's meeting in Paris, please add yourself to this Lanyrd board:


The main topical focus for this sprint is Web devices APIs. We especially need helpful code examples for these APIs. Another timely topic is Mixed content blocking, especially a guide to "how to fix my site".

However, you are welcome to work on any topic that fits on MDN, including Web standards (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SVG, MathML, etc.), Mozilla technology (apps, Persona, Firefox OS, etc.) or the Mozilla project itself (building, testing, localizing).

Here are some ideas for things to do:

Suggest a topic, either that you want to work on, or that you'd like to see done by someone.

Helpful information

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If you're planning to participate, 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 Friday only Online copyediting, cleanup
Jeremie Jeremie Jeremie Mostly Saturday Online and in Paris on Saturday WebAPI, DOM, SVG
William williamr williamr Mostly Saturday San Francisco Editorial reviews and fix me's
Eric sheppy Sheppy Mostly Friday Online MDN contributor/user guide and style guide
Antoine flaburgan flaburgan Saturday Paris Office Persona / BrowserID, WebRTC
Jeff jwalden Waldo Saturday Maybe SF office in the afternoon, after other plans, but not sure when those end, so it's very iffy Probably JS docs