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Help improve MDN docs: Sprint April 1-2

The last documentation sprint was so much fun, we couldn’t wait to do it again. So we’re holding another one next weekend, from April 1 at 14:00 UTC until April 2 at 23:59 UTC:

This is a online sprint, meaning that people will participate from wherever they are, coordinating via IRC[1]. Please join us for any portion of the scheduled 34 hours of sprint time. If you’re not sure what to work on, just ask (either before or during the sprint), and we can help you find something appropriate to your background and interests.

We’ll continue to focus on the open web technology areas of the MDN Doc Center. (But contributions to other areas of the site are also welcome.) In particular, we’d like to shift the focus of the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript topics to be less Firefox-centric and more vendor-neutral. For example, we’d like to remove banners that say “Introduced in Gecko 1.x.x”, and move that information into browser compatibility tables at the bottom of each article.

Check out the doc sprint planning page for more details. We’ll have an etherpad for concurrent editing of coordination information; that worked well last time.

See you at the sprint!

[1] If you’re not familiar with IRC, it’s a real-time text chat protocol that Mozilla uses a lot. If you don’t have a favorite IRC client program, you can use the ChatZilla add-on for Firefox, or the MiBBit website. Specify the server as irc.mozilla.org on port 6697 using SSL, pick a nickname, and connect to the #devmo channel. (If you’re having trouble with all that, you can use the mozilla.dev.mdc Google group to ask for help. Sorry about the spam in there, but I will see and respond if you post.)

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  1. Matheus S. Svolenski wrote on March 25th, 2011 at 9:24 am:

    Yay! Let’s do it!
    I’ll try to get some friends to participate this time! Last time I knew about it to late, so I didn’t have time to invite more people.

    I also would like to thank you for the t-shirt! It’s very nice!

    See you at IRC on Sprint time!

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