The jQuery UI Team is pleased to announce its second Worldwide sprint, to take place this Friday April 17th and Saturday 18th, 2009. Two full days of testing, fixes, documentation, and general getting-stuff-done. Our goal is ready the 1.7.2 release, so we can start focusing on 1.8 and beyond, and we invite any and all to help. Whether you have an hour, or an afternoon, come and run really fast with us.
How Will It Work?
We’ll all gather in IRC (#jqueryui-sprint on freenode) throughout the two-day sprint, with a couple of scheduled meetings to keep everyone on the same page, and make sure things keep moving. Other than that we’ll just be doing as much as we can, as fast as we can. Opening tickets, closing tickets, breaking stuff, fixing other things, and everyone’s favorite pastime: documentation (and demos). Take a look at last year’s sprint page to see what we accomplished.
I’m New Here. Can I Help?
Absolutely. If you’ve thought about contributing to jQuery or jQuery UI before, but never really found the right moment or momentum, this sprint is the perfect time to get involved. A number of members of the jQuery UI Team will be around to help people get started, especially if it’s your first time. We’ll help you help us, in whatever way you want. That could be testing, documentation, ticket triage, bug fixes, writing demos, contributing to the planning wiki or even just playing with new stuff as we churn it out, and providing valuable feedback.
We’ve created a wiki page to help coordinate this big event. It has some more details on what is planned, how to jump in, and will be updated throughout the sprint to show status and next steps.
Tell us you’re coming!
We invite you to add your name to the wiki page as a participant, if you’re interested, even if you have only a few hours (or aren’t sure how much time you’ll have). Also, feel free to specify what you’re willing and/or able to do. Thanks!