Re: Hello! My name is Pearl

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:

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 ) 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

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 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.

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

On 10 July 2014 10:04, Pearl Chen <> 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

Received on Friday, 11 July 2014 15:21:12 UTC