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Web Standards Doc Sprint — Finis!

For the past three days, a small group of Mozillians met in Paris and, instead of enjoying the beautiful warm weather, insanely stayed inside and wrote documentation on web standards for the Mozilla Developer Network. We worked in the Mozilla Paris office on Saturday and Sunday, and then on Monday moved to La Cantine, around the corner, so the staff could use the office. We also enjoyed some long, relaxed French lunches and dinners and saw a bit of the city, but mostly we wrote docs.
Doc sprint contributors sitting around a table
“Action” shot of MDN doc sprint contributors (L-R: Jean-Yves Perrier, Florian Scholz, Eric Shepherd, Paul Rouget, Sebastian Perez Vasseur, Janet Swisher. Missing: David Bruant)

Here’s what we accomplished:

It takes a special kind of person to set aside a weekend when they could be having other kinds of fun or maintaining a personal life, to devote to writing technical documentation. The documentation that was written this weekend moves MDN further towards the goal of being a comprehensive, usable, and accurate resource for everyone developing for the Open Web. Many thanks once again to the volunteer contributors, as well as to the Mozilla Paris staff who welcomed us and facilitated our visit.

For a final taste of life in France, we will now attempt to travel during a French transit strike.

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  1. Sarah Maddox wrote on October 11th, 2010 at 13:00:

    Congratulations Janet and all the sprinters. It looks like all that dedication and sacrifice had resulted in some great new docs. I hope the strike-bound travelling went OK too.
    Cheers, Sarah

  2. AG wrote on October 11th, 2010 at 22:35:

    Reminds me of the quote from Antitrust (ironic?!) movie, “Human knowledge belongs to the world.”
    And you are the guys who make it possible for the world (us folks) to have this knowledge.
    Thanks a bunch!
    *bows down*

  3. pd wrote on October 12th, 2010 at 06:50:

    Thank you to all. Documentation is critical yet can be boring to write. Thanks for the sacrifice.

  4. Crash wrote on October 12th, 2010 at 14:51:

    Love to see how many of the pages I created involve every day. Thanks to you all. :)

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