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Re: Hello! My name is Pearl

From: Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:32:48 -0600
Message-ID: <CAFDDJ7wmrCvN5kmFombZDe2t2uLrWoWP1ugodC8BJDAe-aPqMw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Pearl Chen <pearlchen@google.com>, List WebPlatform public <public-webplatform@w3.org>
CORRECTION:  The meeting to re-organize the Issue tracking system is on
Monday, July 14, not today.  (And I clearly need a weekend...)

Sorry for the extra post everyone,

On 11 July 2014 09:20, Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>

> 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
Received on Friday, 11 July 2014 15:33:16 UTC

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