MDN is built and maintained by a community of writers, developers, and users all over the world. To help our community feel, well, more like a community, we have a number of communication and interaction methods that we make use of every day. This guide will help you learn to take advantage of them.
Internet Relay Chat
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is our preferred method for day-to-day chat and real-time discussions among community members. We use a few channels for discussions related to MDN.
- This channel is our primary channel for discussing the documentation content itself. We talk about writing, organization of content, and so on. We also have "water cooler" conversations here—it's a way our community can keep in touch and just hang out.
- MDN is more than just documentation, and for that reason, we have a channel for talking about the broader MDN project. That's #mdn.
- This channel is where our development team—the people that write the code that makes MDN work—hangs out and discusses their day-to-day work. You're welcome to join in and either participate in the development or simply ask questions about issues you see with the software.
To share information and have ongoing discussions, Mozilla has several useful mailing lists. Those that are particular to MDN are:
- This list is where we have ongoing discussions about documentation on MDN. We talk about process changes, improvements we've made, and we sort out who would like to work on which content. It's highly recommended that you join this list if you're interested in seriously diving into documentation on MDN!
- This list is where we hold discussions about the development work on MDN's underlying Kuma platform. If you're curious about the development work going on behind the scenes, want to be involved in the process of making decsisions about the platform, or are working on patches to improve the platform, you should definitely get involved on this list.
There are also a few lists specific to MDN localization communities. If your community is very large and active, you can probably get a list created for your community; just ask us and we'll look into it. Currently, these languages have lists: Spanish, Japanese, and Portuguese.
Every other Wednesday, we hold a meeting in #devmo to discuss what we've been writing about and what we need to be doing. We also talk about the latest improvements to the MDN platform and how things can be done better in the future. Everyone's welcome to attend this IRC-only meeting. For details, schedules, and agendas, as well as notes on past meetings, see the MDN community meetings page on the Mozilla wiki.