How to get MDN swag (doc sprint January 20-21)

Better Web docs for a better webIt has been far too long since the last MDN online doc sprint. For those of you who have been asking me when the next sprint is (yes, there are a few), you need wait no longer. We’ll be holding a sprint to work on MDN docs next Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21. Mark it on your calendar:

(For those who don’t know what a doc sprint is, it’s a short period when we have a concentrated effort by a number of people to improve the documentation on MDN.)

You don’t have to write whole new articles (though that’s fantastic). You can also update existing articles, add code examples, or add browser compatibility info. Many articles are tagged as needing help.

You can participate from wherever you are. We use the #devmo channel on to coordinate. See the planning page on the wiki to read further details and share your ideas.

There will be swag. Make a non-trivial contribution during the sprint, and you can get an MDN t-shirt (or other swag if you don’t want a t-shirt). Given the short notice, you might not be able to participate during the sprint. In that case, contact me on Twitter, and I’ll consider contributions made outside of the sprint time frame for swag giveaways as well.

About Janet Swisher

Janet is the Community Lead and Project Manager for MDN Web Docs. She joined Mozilla in 2010, and has been involved in open source software since 2004 and in technical communication since the 20th century. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and a standard poodle.

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  1. Michael Beckwith

    No guarantees, but I’ll do what I can to be around for a bit and contribute some.

    January 13th, 2012 at 20:12

  2. Jeremie

    o/ Great news

    January 15th, 2012 at 04:58

  3. marcoos

    So, who got the t-shirt? :)

    January 30th, 2012 at 16:13

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