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Re: Subject for Amsterdam Doc Sprint

From: Paul Verbeek <verbeek.p@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:29:34 +0200
Message-ID: <CAHN5aqRh+UPAp1L2XKWCcVDmPT7VMs+6FUb5STL741T+Pajvow@mail.gmail.com>
To: Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
Cc: Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hi,

Good ideas! I think that would work.
I'll go over the list and put it into a couple of chunks, and ask my
experts if they have an area they would like to cover.

Cheers,
Paul

On 29 September 2014 19:35, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com> wrote:

>  Hi Paul.
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> I like Amelia’s suggestions, especially this:
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> So in the absence of other ideas, that could be a strategy -- start with
> Almost Ready and turn them into Ready to Use.
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> You can search the site beforehand and see where there are clusters of
> pages that need that little nudge to get to Ready.
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> The other thing I would urge you to do is poll your experts and see if
> there’s a section of the docs that they’d like to work on and that plays to
> their strengths. We’ve been successful in the past in assigning a smaller
> group to work with an expert in some particular area.
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> Let me know if you think you need more than this or more detailed
> suggestions. Of course, your original thought around the three main groups
> is also valid. J
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> All the best,
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> Eliot
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> *From:* Amelia Bellamy-Royds [mailto:amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, September 29, 2014 7:56 AM
> *To:* Paul Verbeek
> *Cc:* public-webplatform@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: Subject for Amsterdam Doc Sprint
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> I guess no one here likes to tell others what to do!
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> I've been bouncing some ideas back and forth with Dave Gash about the
> readiness of WPD (he took over the remaining readiness marker assessments
> when other volunteers bowed out this summer).  Here was his assessment:
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> There are nearly as many Almost Ready pages as Ready pages. Following the
> review checklist, The Almost Ready category is a narrow one, and that's
> good; there are only a few things that can cause a page to be Almost Ready.
> By contrast, the In Progress category is pretty broad; there's a wider
> range of problems that can throw a page into that category. And, although
> the Not Ready category is quite narrow, there are lots of pages in it. (But
> to be fair, some of those are just move candidates, not pages that
> need work.)
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> So, where to begin?
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> It seems to me that promoting Almost Ready pages to Ready would be (a) the
> most visible and dramatic improvement to the overall doc set, (b) the
> simpest task technically, and (c) the easiest to spread out over many
> authors and/or new contributors -- say, at Doc Sprints.
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> I found two things that consistently kept pages at Almost Ready: lack of
> an example or lack of a specification reference/standardization status. In
> most cases, those small problems could be fixed by multiple contributors at
> various levels of expertise with just a few lines of JavaScript or a quick
> search for the appropriate W3C specs.
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> So in the absence of other ideas, that could be a strategy -- start with
> Almost Ready and turn them into Ready to Use.  You could still work within
> the general topic areas you suggested, as a way of helping participants
> divide up into different areas of subject expertise.
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> If you need help figuring out the search features to set up sortable
> indexes of pages in a given readiness state, let me know.
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> AmeliaBR
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> On 29 September 2014 06:51, Paul Verbeek <verbeek.p@gmail.com> wrote:
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>  Number of replies so far: 0
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> Do I have the wrong email address?
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> On 24 September 2014 10:42, Paul Verbeek <verbeek.p@gmail.com> wrote:
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>  Hi all,
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> As I previously mentioned, I wanted to talk about what kind of subjects
> the participants of the Doc Sprint could be working on. Amelia thought it
> was a good idea to put the question in this list.
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> My initial ideas are the following:
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> - HTML attributes [1].
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> - JavaScript APIs
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> - CSS properties [2] that are not 'Ready to Use'
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> - And for everybody who don't want to work on the above they can work
> through the lists op pages that are not 'Ready to Use' [3] to push as much
> progresses toward 'Ready to Use'.
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> If you could submit your ideas before next Tuesday's call, we can discuss
> it then further.
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> Cheers,
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> Paul
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> [1] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes
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> [2] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties
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> [3] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Property:State
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