Write some docs, get an MDN t-shirt

MDN logoAs I mentioned in my post about ways you can help improve MDN in 2011, we are holding a virtual sprint to write documentation on MDN next week, January 28 to 29.

“Virtual” means that there will not be an in-person meeting, but rather people will participate from wherever they are, discussing what we’re doing via IRC. 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.

Check out the doc sprint planning page for more details. Add your name under “Who” if you think you might help out.

By the way, 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.)

Oh, and did I mention the t-shirts?

Make a non-trivial contribution during the sprint, and send me your size and mailing address, and I will make sure you get a t-shirt featuring the MDN robot-dino. (Your personal info will be handled according to the Mozilla privacy policy. I promise not to show up at your door demanding more documentation.)


  1. Kai

    Does the shipping concern the US only?

    January 21st, 2011 at 14:21

    1. xplt

      “Firefox 4 Beta Team” T-Shirts were delivered to Russia, so I don’t think so :)

      BTW: Thank you, Mozilla :)

      January 21st, 2011 at 14:34

    2. Janet Swisher

      I am planning to ship anywhere in the world (as allowed by US law). If we end up needing to send so many shirts that it breaks the budget — that will be a wonderful problem to have :-)

      January 21st, 2011 at 14:55

  2. Fabrício Ferracioli

    Is there a plan to localize it to Brazilian Portuguese?

    January 21st, 2011 at 14:29

  3. Janet Swisher

    There are some pages in Portuguese (https://developer.mozilla.org/pt), but they haven’t been updated recently. We depend on volunteer translators, and right now we don’t have active translators on MDN for Portuguese. If you or anyone else would like to translate some recent pages (such as “Firefox 4 for developers” or “HTML5”), that would be fantastic.

    January 21st, 2011 at 15:14

    1. Fabrício Ferracioli

      Sure I want!
      What I need to do? Participate in the virtual meeting?

      January 21st, 2011 at 16:49

      1. Janet Swisher

        Yes, that would be great. We’ll have a “kick-off” discussion in IRC at 14:00 UTC on Friday, to see who’s participating and what they’re doing. In addition to ongoing discussion during the sprint, I’ll do a status check in IRC every 6 to 8 hours (we all have to sleep some time).

        If you can’t make it to the kick-off meeting, just drop into IRC whenever you start, and we’ll talk about what you’re planning to do. Also, if you want to start earlier than 14:00 UTC, that’s fine too. But that is when those of us in the US will be waking up or starting work, so I don’t promise to be in IRC earlier than that.

        January 24th, 2011 at 05:02

        1. Matheus S. Svolenski

          Actually Janet, I already translated the “Firefox 4 for developers” and also the “HTML5” articles in the past months, I just need to review them to the last version. I’ve been working on translations to Brazilian Portuguese in the last 3 to 4 years. But besides that, it’s really slow here.

          Fabrício, if you want some help on getting started, I can help you find what to translate or something else you could need.
          Hope you enjoy it!

          I’ll try to be on IRC to help a little on this sprint! Hope we got a lot of content!

          January 27th, 2011 at 04:24

          1. Fabrício Ferracioli

            Yes, I wan’t some help to start.
            I’ll be on IRC to.

            January 27th, 2011 at 05:58

  4. Rudloff

    I can help with HTML5, basic JavaScript topics and French localization, but I don’t really know where to start from.

    January 21st, 2011 at 16:22

    1. Janet Swisher

      I’ve added some more ideas to the planning page. If you can participate in the IRC meeting, we can talk about specific things for you to work on.

      January 24th, 2011 at 05:16

  5. Ryan

    Hey there! Good times, I have contributed a few pieces this morning already. :)
    I would love a robot dino shirt though! How do I make that happen lol.


    January 28th, 2011 at 13:47

  6. Shahram

    Hi Guys, I use Mozila for free, how can I get the T-Shirt for free too? ;)))

    December 24th, 2011 at 18:34

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