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Re: Web Platform Doc Sprint + MeatUp + VGQ together with beyond tellerrand, Düsseldorf, May 18 2014

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 15:46:25 -0400
Message-ID: <537D0291.8060506@w3.org>
To: Andre Jay Meissner <ameissne@adobe.com>
CC: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hi, Jay–

Thanks for this, and for organizing and running the Doc Sprint! I'm 
sorry again for the schedule conflicts, and we hope to set up a better 
channel for communication so that this doesn't happen again.

Only 25% drop-off rate is excellent for a free event, especially one 
where people are volunteering their time. This really shows the 
community spirit there!

This is a wonderfully detailed report; so much so, at first I confused 
it for the blog post!

I love the theme, and the event looks like it was really productive. I'd 
like to figure out if some of that energy can be sustained on the 
community telcons and IRC conversations, or if it's more of a function 
of the face-to-face nature.

BTW, I feel the pain of the Semantic MediaWiki and Dabblet problems, and 
we hope to spend the summer focusing on alleviating some of that drag.

Regards-
-Doug

On 5/21/14 3:32 PM, Andre Jay Meissner wrote:
> *
> *
> *Another successful Doc Sprint is done!*
>
> Last sunday another Adobe-hosted Doc Sprint
> <http://lanyrd.com/2014/wpds-dusseldorf/> [0] with 53 participants (70
> registered/25% noshow) resulted in over 800 edits [1] to the wiki,
> onboarded about 10 new contributors and smoothly transitioned over to
> the official warm-up-party for famous beyond tellerrand conference
> <http://2014.beyondtellerrand.com/side-events> [2] in Düsseldorf, Germany.
>
> While the official blog posts are still being written, the positive
> feedback to the event on Twitter
> <https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23WPDS> [3] is already
> accessible for everybody.
>
> We received quite a bit of negative but constructive feedback on e.g.
> the shortcomings of Media Wiki or Dabblet (fixed
> <https://twitter.com/renoirb/statuses/468075731785101312> [4] in the
> meantime, thanks Renoir). Attendees that participated in the earlier Doc
> Sprints I had organized in Berlin and Zurich complained that
> shortcomings reported about 15 months back are still present to the
> project. For more details I encourage to read through the reports
> provided by our community experts below.
>
>
> I am including only some selected images with this report. As said,
> there will be blog posts on each http://blog.webplatform.org as well as
> http://blogs.adobe.com/webplatform, later this or next week, with more…
>
> *Impressions from the event*
>
> …which we originally intended to run in a beach bar setting. Lacking a
> beach bar we ended up in a back yard under an old gas station from the
> 50s, where palm trees, monkeys, some nerd infrastructure and interwebs
> and an impressive handmade burger and awards-winning-sausages BBQ has
> been added.
>
> Before lunch Aaron Gustafson gave a very special and profound fun speech
> on the history of BBQ sauce (slides are online
> <http://de.slideshare.net/AaronGustafson/a-brief-history-of-barbecue-sauce> [5]),
> when some Chattanooga whiskey and BBQ sauce action even added more tasty
> details to the event. Not to mention the 480 beers, the cooler full of
> Red Bull (thanks for sponsoring!) and the numerous soft drinks that have
> been absorbed over the day and at the warm-up-party in the evening,
> where about 150 people partied until the police told us to go home… :D
>
>
>
> *Oh, the deck chairs!*
>
> Yeah. I love useful swag. There you go, we had produced 20 of them and
> gave them all away to our top contributors of the day. No leftovers -
> sorry! :)
>
>
>
>
> *What we accomplished (and oddities found)*
>
> Our community experts tracked the work of their focus group. Here are
> their reports:
>
> *HTML Elements focus group, led by Paul Verbeek
> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/User:Paulv> (@Hierow):*
>
> The HTML elements group most of the time consisted of four people, Aaron
> Gustafson, Horia Dragomir, Michael Kühnel and Paul Verbeek. They worked
> on this list <http://wpd.mx/dushtml> [6], all in all 33 elements got
> documented. The group made decisions on what to do with deprecated
> elements (document them, stating it's deprecated an why, and write in
> the past tense). And they say they had a lot of fun! :)
>
> *JavaScript focus group, led by Rodney Rehm
> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/User:Rodneyrehm> (@rodneyrehm):*
>
> The bit smaller JS focus group worked on the Number object
> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/javascript/Number> [7], and also has
> put together a number of considerations and suggestions. Check out their
> detailled work output here
> <https://gist.github.com/rodneyrehm/b39aa66351bbd3e2371c#file-feedback-md>
> [8].
>
> *Responsive Images and SVG focus group, led by Anselm Hannemann
> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/User:Anselm> (@helloanselm):*
>
> The group focussed on img, picture and their attributes as well as a
> number of SVG elements and attributes, see their full results here
> <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c1iMXbLln0x0Dmq4_xFEpoL3MdkcVhXfLQDEaHvkKgY/edit?pli=1#gid=0> [9].
> There are also a ton of bugs and issues noted in this comment
> <https://gist.github.com/anselmh/a9ce8154f1ca3e41d3c0#comment-1230917> [10]
> to the focus groups work document <http://wpd.mx/dushtmlsvg> [11].
>
> *JS APIs focus group, led by Francesco Iovine
> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/User:Franciov> (@franciov):*
>
> Francesco actually spent most of the day giving introductionary sessions
> to 10+ new contributors to WebPlatform.org, most of which joined the CSS
> focus group after. The JS APIs group added examples to the Web Storage
> API page <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/web-storage> [12] and
> created and set up some missing API listing pages
> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis> [13]: Ambient Light API, Device
> Orientation API, Screen Orientation API, Proximity API, Pointer Lock API.
>
> *The „Do what you want“ group led by Hans Christian Reinl
> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/User:Drublic> (@drublic):*
>
> Hans and his group focussed on concepts, tutorials and beginners docs. 6
> pages got revised and updated, 2 new pages have been created. 4 pages
> received updates and have still open ends, 2 others definetely need more
> work - find all details at the groups work document
> <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oNlctt17l9zjEg-2uQvzfDPcXDaR0PdWQWvJaz3yG6Q/edit#gid=0>
> [14].
>
> *CSS focus group led by Christan Schaefer
> <http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/User:Schepp> (@derSchepp):*
>
> This group identified the following pages as being imported from MDN or
> MSDN, and reworked them according to the style guide:
>
> selectors/pseudo-classes/:last-child
> selectors/pseudo-elements/::before
> selectors/first-letter
> selectors/first-line
> functions/translate()
> functions/translateX()
> functions/translateY()
> functions/translate3d()
> properties/font-variant
> properties/text-shadow
> properties/transform
> properties/object-fit
> properties/zoom
> properties/left
> properties/right
> syntax/important!
>
> They also went through *every single CSS property* and *removed all
> prefixed example code*, just leaving the unprefixed CSS in there.
> The group has found a lot of CSS property pages that had an empty "CSS
> Object Model Property" table cell. Or a wrong one, e.g.
> "element.style.". A few of those got corrected.
> A number of oddities have been noticed, including a redundant
> description of CSS font properties:
> - below the css/fonts/ path (e.g.
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/fonts/font-variant), as well as…
> - below the css/properties/ (e.g.
> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/font-variant).
> Is there some greater intent behind that or should we do a merge here?
>
>
> *Thank you so much!*
>
> This event would not have been possible without the help of 14
> volunteers - huge thanks to Pascal Szewczyk @derPepo, Tomas Caspers
> @tcaspers, Kenneth Shinabery @KShinabery212, Daniel Connerth
> @DanielConnerth, Sven Wolfermann @maddesigns, David Kirstein @_frozenice
> and my partner in crime in organizing the event, Marc Thiele @marcthiele.
>
> Special thanks to all of our community experts listed above leading
> focus groups, foremost to our master of content, Francesco Iovine, who
> also did the introductionary talk. Props go out to Justin Avery of
> http://responsivedesign.is fame, Aaron Gustafson, and of course to all
> of our attendees.
>
> It has been a sunny, splendid, delicious, work intense and wonderful day!
> *Jay
>
> [0] http://lanyrd.com/2014/wpds-dusseldorf/
> [1] According to our Doc Sprint Dashboard
> https://github.com/webplatform/DocSprintDashboard
> [2] http://2014.beyondtellerrand.com/side-events
> [3] https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23WPDS
> [4] https://twitter.com/renoirb/statuses/468075731785101312
> [5]
> <http://de.slideshare.net/AaronGustafson/a-brief-history-of-barbecue-sauce>http://slideshare.net/AaronGustafson/a-brief-history-of-barbecue-sauce
> [6] http://wpd.mx/dushtml
> [7] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/javascript/Number
> [8] https://gist.github.com/rodneyrehm/b39aa66351bbd3e2371c#file-feedback-md
> [9]
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c1iMXbLln0x0Dmq4_xFEpoL3MdkcVhXfLQDEaHvkKgY/edit?pli=1#gid=0
> [10] https://gist.github.com/anselmh/a9ce8154f1ca3e41d3c0#comment-1230917
> [11] http://wpd.mx/dushtmlsvg
> [12] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/web-storage
> [13] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis
> [14]
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oNlctt17l9zjEg-2uQvzfDPcXDaR0PdWQWvJaz3yG6Q/edit#gid=0
>
> --
>
> Andre Jay Meissner
> BDM/DevRel Web & Mobile, Adobe Systems GmbH, HR München HRB 111128
> ajm@adobe.com | http://www.adobe.com/de
>
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>
>
>
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