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

From: Peter Lubbers <peterlubbers@google.com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 13:00:00 -0700
Message-ID: <CACCmPHz9UHppHjKMY+TpasM+Vr1P-gE_xwOuE0f_rGbTnfns0Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: Andre Jay Meissner <ameissne@adobe.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
deck chairs--what a great swag idea! Great job, Jay!


On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 12:46 PM, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:

> 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
>>
>> Twitter: http://twitter.com/klick_ass
>> My Blog: http://klick-ass.com
>> My NPO: http://lab-up.org | http://OpenDeviceLab.com
>>
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