Hacking Session: Learn to make new notification types
==Type of activity==
Significant improvements over the past year have made the Notifications system more useful than ever. As people inside and outside of the WMF see new potential for notifications to aid their work, they are suggesting new types of notifications. Collaboration team has an oversight responsibility in this area but can’t take on the job of directly creating all the new notifications people want. We’ve therefore published documentation to explain the technical aspects of notification creation along with elements of proper notification style. This session will combine an introduction to that documentation with a chance to work hands on to create some of the new notifications that have been proposed.
Participants will learn how notifications work and the elements that go into properly written and presented notifications. With facilitation from members of the Collaboration Team, the group will select one or more new notification types and program them. With luck, some participants will continue in this line of work, whittling down the backlog of requests and spreading knowledge of this domain.
Current status of the discussion
Many new notification types have been proposed. Few if any are currently slated for creation by the Collaboration team.
- Creating a new notification type
- Help: Creating a new notification type
- Notification design guide
- Notifications glossary
- Requested new notifications (Tracking task) and list of all open requests.
- Notifications main page
Preferred group size
Supplies we'll need to run the sesssion
- Projector with cable for PC
- Means to video session
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