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Re: Hello! My name is Pearl

From: Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:20:44 -0600
Message-ID: <CAFDDJ7yoTw6M7a8LVZ7+J1HK5=mtFSOsxZ2UgMCNuSJte3docw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Pearl Chen <pearlchen@google.com>, List WebPlatform public <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hello Pearl and Welcome,

I don't think there are currently any organized efforts to work on the API
pages, so if that's what you're interested in, find a section that looks
like it needs work and get to it!  You can check the page history (it's one
of the options under the "Edit" drop-down menu) and the checked-out status
(in the edit form) to see if anyone else has been working there recently.

If you want to get a better idea of what's out there, while helping us
improve the minimum quality of pages on the site, here are some tasks I
suggested to another new user recently:

We are currently trying to finish up an effort to assign a "readiness
state" to every reference article in the wiki, so that visitors to the site
will be warned if they land on incomplete information (but ready-to-use
pages will be clearly identifed, too).  I've got a long write-up about the
project here:

http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Projects/QASprints/2014-june

We were hoping to have it done by now, but it's a big project and people
haven't had as much time as they hoped.  You can pick an assignment block
with a low number of completed articles and start working through the
"unreviewed" articles on the search page (one approach we've used is for
extra helpers to work bottom-to-top on the list so as not to conflict with
someone working top-to-bottom). Send an email specifically to the addresses
people used when volunteering (see
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webplatform/2014Jun/ ) to let
them know you'll be contributing, but I don't think anyone will complain
about their work being partially done for them.

If you have any other questions about that project, feel free to email me
off-list.

Another big need, after assigning readiness states, is to put a good
one-sentence summary in every page.  You can find articles that are
currently missing a summary by going to
http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Special:Ask and typing [[Content quality
flag::Needs Summary]] (including the brackets) into the query box.

Finally, if you really want to go deep into the guts of the WPD project, a
group of us will be starting an initiative to re-organize the Issue
tracking system today.  Email me for details.

Best,
Amelia Bellamy-Royds (AmeliaBR in most systems related to WPD)




On 10 July 2014 10:04, Pearl Chen <pearlchen@google.com> wrote:

> I'll be joining WPO for the next few months to help out with documentation.
>
> I've been a frontend web developer for what feels like a very long time
> but, in the past few years, have focussed more on teaching web skills to
> others. I run my own workshops and also help out with organizations to get
> more women and kids learning tech.
>
> I'm joining as a contractor from Google Developer Relations and will
> likely be focussing on mobile-friendly APIs. I'm still poking around the
> site so *I welcome any suggestions for the first API to get my feet wet
> on.*
>
> Look forward to chatting with you all.
>
> Cheers,
> Pearl Chen
>
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