MDN sprint for better web tech resources — join in!

MDN is one of our most important resources, and the core of knowledge and sharing for developers around the world. Additionally, it’s one of the vital cornerstones for all information we share at Mozilla Hacks, so in whatever way you can take part, it is highly appreciated. – Editor’s note

Over on the Mozilla Developer Network site, this Friday and Saturday (May 31 and June 1), we’re having the latest in our series of “MDN sprints”. This is a chance for you to learn about a web development topic, and help improve the resources about it on MDN by sharing what you learn or what you already know. Please join us!

About what?

The major topical focus for this sprint is Web device APIs, which give JavaScript code access to device hardware. How about trying them out, and then writing some helpful code examples?

Another timely topic is mixed content blocking, which just arrived in the Firefox Aurora channel. Help us explain to Web developers how to fix sites so users won’t be tripped up by mixed-security content.

But those are just suggestions; any topic for Web developers or Mozilla developers is fair game. You can also find more info and ideas on the MDN sprint wiki page.

Where?

You can join in from anywhere in the world. Of course you could just dive into MDN, but part of the point of a sprint is to do it with other people. Join the #devmo channel on irc.mozilla.org to talk with other sprinters, about what you’re doing, they’re doing, or whatever. (Here’s info about IRC if you’re not familiar with it.) We might also do a Google Hangout, so ask about that when you drop in.

If you happen to be in San Francisco or Paris, we’re holding in-person meetups for this sprint on June 1st, at the Mozilla spaces in those cities. Come on by and sprint in person!

When?

The sprint officially runs from 8:00 a.m. PDT on May 31st (Starting time in your timezone) to 5:00 p.m. PDT on June 1st (Ending time in your timezone). Of course, you can start earlier or continue later, and stay for as long or as short a time as fits your schedule.

Sound interesting? Give it a try!

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