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Re: Email to Doc Sprint registrants

From: Julee <julee@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:35:55 -0700
To: Peter Lubbers <peterlubbers@google.com>, Doug May <intuedge@gmail.com>
CC: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD79BF44.6389B%jburdeki@adobe.com>
Oops. Fixed link text to upcoming San Francisco Doc Sprint
<http://www.sfhtml5.org/events/109202662/>  . Thanks. J


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From:  julee <julee@adobe.com>
Date:  Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:18 AM
To:  Peter Lubbers <peterlubbers@google.com>, Doug May <intuedge@gmail.com>
Cc:  "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Subject:  Re: Email to Doc Sprint registrants
Resent-From:  <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Resent-Date:  Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:18 AM

Thanks, Peter and DougM!

DougM: I fixed the typo in the first paragraph. While I appreciate your
position regarding the expansive role potential community members have to
play, this email is about real work that has been done and that we need
people to do to get to beta. So, I'd rather not expand what we're asking for
at this time. Let the reader dreamŠ ;-)


Here's the updated version with fixes you suggested:

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Hello from WebPlatform.org!



We are emailing you because you registered for a WebPlatform.org Doc Sprint.
We thought you'd like to know some of our activities. Also, we would like
you to circle back around to WebPlatform.org. Please help a bit and give us
feedback about your experience this time around. If you don't want to
receive emails, please email julee@adobe.com <mailto:julee@adobe.com>  and
I'll remove you from this list.



We have been working to improve the experience for folks like you, who want
to contribute content and code or otherwise participate. We have a long way
to go, but we've accomplished a few key things:



Getting started experience



Based on surveys and 1-1 feedback, we've updated the Getting Started
experience (http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Getting_Started
<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Getting_Started> ) and the Editorial
Guide (http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Editors_Guide
<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Editors_Guide> ). Give them a whirl
and let us know 
<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Editors_Guide/step_2_communicate_with_
the_online_community>  (on the IRC or the public list) what you think.



code.webplatform.org



At http://code.webplatform.org <http://code.webplatform.org/> , we've
installed a playground! You can sketch a code idea, test a sample, and then
share your code. Right now, you share it by adding the key snippet to the
article page and also linking to the example on code.webplatform.org (for
example, see http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/box-shadow
<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/box-shadow> ). In the next
round, your examples can be embedded directly in the article.



project.webplatform.org



We have just installed a new projects space, http://project.webplatform.org
<http://project.webplatform.org/> . Besides filing issues and enhancements
there, you can:



* have your own dashboard showing what's on your plate

* assign yourself tasks for the next time you stop by

* get a bird's eye view of any project area



Again, we're in Alpha here, so a lot of patience and feedback is much
appreciated.



More Doc Sprints coming



More Doc Sprints are coming all of the time. If you're in San Francisco next
week, please sign up for the upcoming San Francisco Doc Sprint
<http://www.sfhtml5.org/events/109202662/>  at Google. We have a wait list,
but we're expecting quite a few spots to open.



Join the drive toward Beta and give feedback



We would like to move quickly to declare Beta. But that depends on the help
we get. So please help. If you're available to edit CSS properties pages,
contribute examples, help with the MediaWiki LAMP infrastructure, or just
want to hit some of the low-hanging fruit on the Getting Started page
<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Getting_Started> , please do! And let
us know 
<http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Editors_Guide/step_2_communicate_with_
the_online_community>  what you think overall about your experience.



Looking forward to documenting the web with you all!



The busy folks at WebPlatform.org.



(And again, if you don't want to receive emails, please email
julee@adobe.com <mailto:julee@adobe.com>  and I'll remove you from this
list.)



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From: Peter Lubbers <peterlubbers@google.com>
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 9:16 PM
To: Doug May <intuedge@gmail.com>
Cc: julee <julee@adobe.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org"
<public-webplatform@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Email to Doc Sprint registrants

Looks good, Julee. 
Do you want to mention the upcoming SF doc sprint
<http://www.sfhtml5.org/events/109202662/>  at all?
It is "sold out" but we have a wait list and I am pretty sure I can open
quite a few spots up.
Note that in addition to the 125 on meetup, we also have 50 registered via
HTML5 Dev Conf.
--Peter



On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 8:46 PM, Doug May <intuedge@gmail.com> wrote:
> Really nice draft, Julee.
> 
> The second sentence wanders in focus, subject, and tense -- "we would
> like to ... give us feedback...".
> 
> The big thing I would want to see added is the opportunity to step up
> and design and provide infrastructure and lay out the track in front
> of us.  Don't limit them to what we can serve up ready to work on.  We
> still have all that stuff we can't get ready in time for them, and we
> know they're up to it.  I'm hereby repeating my votes for strategic
> engagement in topics of the month (review cycle) and periodic site
> design upgrade sprints, along with near-term (at least) recruiting for
> big-picture assistance.
> 
> Also, given the juxtaposition with the h5devconf, this wouldn't be a
> bad time to invite people interested in the test side of the project
> to show up and work with us to make it whole.  Maybe too late to boost
> Shepazu's application for GSoC, but we can't be the lid on what
> volunteers can provide.
> 
> DougM
> 
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 7:50 PM, Julee <julee@adobe.com> wrote:
>> > Hi, everyone:
>> >
>> > Let's circle back around to Doc Sprint registrants, let them know what's >>
up,
>> > and ask them to re-join the fold. I've drafted an email that I'd like to
>> > send out tomorrow.
>> >
>> > Please let me know of any changes you'd make to the following email blast:
>> >
>> > 
>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>> > Hello from WebPlatform.org!
>> >
>> > We are emailing you because you registered for a WebPlatform.org Doc
>> Sprint.
>> > We thought you'd like to know some of our activities. Also, we would like
>> to
>> > circle back around to WebPlatform.org, help a bit, and give us feedback
>> > about your experience this time. If you don't want to receive emails,
>> please
>> > email julee@adobe.com and I'll remove you from this list.
>> >
>> > We have been working to improve the experience for folks like you, who want
>> > to contribute content and code or otherwise participate. We have a long way
>> > to go, but we've accomplished a few key things:
>> >
>> > Based on surveys and 1-1 feedback, we've updated the Getting Started
>> > experience (http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Getting_Started) and the
>> > Editorial Guide (http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Editors_Guide). Give
>> > them a whirl and let us know (on the IRC or the public list) what you
>> think.
>> >
>> > At http://code.webplatform.org, we've installed a playground! You can
>> sketch
>> > a code idea, test a sample, and then share your code. Right now, you share
>> > it by adding the key snippet to the article page and also linking to the
>> > example on code.webplatform.org <http://code.webplatform.org>  (for
>> example, see
>> > http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/box-shadow). In the next
>> > round, your examples can be embedded directly in the article.
>> >
>> > We have just installed a new projects space,
>> http://project.webplatform.org.
>> > Besides filing issues and enhancements there, you can:
>> >
>> > * have your own dashboard showing what's on your plate
>> > * assign yourself tasks for the next time you stop by
>> > * get a bird's eye view of any project area
>> >
>> > Again, we're in Alpha here, so a lot of patience and feedback is much
>> > appreciated.
>> >
>> > We would like to move quickly to declare Beta. But that depends on the help
>> > we get. So if you're available to edit CSS properties pages, contribute
>> > examples, help with the MediaWiki LAMP infrastructure, or just want to hit
>> > some of the low-hanging fruit on the Getting Started page, please do! And
>> > let us know.
>> >
>> > Looking forward to documenting the web with you all!
>> >
>> > The busy folks at WebPlatform.org.
>> >
>> > (And again, if you don't want to receive emails, please email
>> > julee@adobe.com and I'll remove you from this list.)
>> > 
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>> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>> >
>> >
>> > Thanks! J
>> >
>> > ----------------------------
>> > julee@adobe.com
>> > @adobejulee
> 
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