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Jun 10

Sharing the MDN roadmap

The Mozilla engagement team has seen a lot of change in the past few months and while it has been challenging to continue the momentum we built last year around the Mozilla Developer Network, it’s time to pick up the pace.   A lot of discussions have happened and planning has begun to guide our MDN vision through the rest of 2010 and into next year.

I plan to share the current roadmap for the MDN website and programs tomorrow during a public brownbag.  Here are the details:

  • MDN roadmap for 2010 and beyond
  • Wednesday, June 30th 2010 @ TIME CHANGED to 1:30pm!
  • Mozilla HQ in Ten Forward and via Air Mozilla
  • Dial-in info for those that want to call in: 1-800-707-2533 (password 369) or 1-650-215-1282 (extension 92#)….then dial Conference number 8600#

I have not yet had an opportunity to share a lot of information with the broader community, so let me provide some background.    The concept for the MDN was conceived last summer after Blizzard’s successful 35 days of Firefox blog that highlighted developer features in Firefox 3.5.   We saw an opportunity to build on that success and decided to redesign the blog and relaunch the Hacks blog as a channel to communicate the latest open Web innovations with our web developer community.  We also conducted some developer community research to learn more about our developer segments and how we could better engage with them.  Both the November 2009 and March 2010 surveys were successful and have provided us with a lot of insights to help drive future programs.

We learned a lot through our first few MDN projects and quickly realized that the next big challenge was to give MDC/DevMo an upgrade.  We started by making some minor changes to the current homepage to introduce the MDN brand and share more information targeted at our diverse developer community.  And we will soon unveil a completely redesigned front-end to http://developer.mozilla.org  and officially introduce the “new” MDN website… so stay tuned!

Tomorrow’s brownbag will focus on our initial launch plans for the MDN website and provide an overview of things to come over the next few months.  We have ambitious goals to create an active communication hub for developers and improve our documentation center to address the needs of our community,  so please join us if you are interested in what’s coming up for the MDN.

UPDATE: Slides for those that couldn’t make it or had trouble seeing via AirMozilla: http://www.scribd.com/doc/33755615/Mozilla-Developer-Network-Roadmap-2010