Hi! My name is Gina and I’ve been working with the Dat Foundation this summer on work related to the Mozilla Open Source Support grant that was received in August 2018. As part of this work, I’ve done an audit of existing Dat websites and am proposing a new sitemap that aims to consolidate all of our scattered sites into one site to rule them all.
Because the Dat team is geographically distributed, varies in terms of involvement, and has shifted in size and composition over the years, we currently have at least 12 websites out in the world! My goal with consolidation is to make it easier for contributors, community members, and new users to get the support and information that they need in one place, as well as improve the experience of updating and maintaining the site for those on the Dat team.
The site will render markdown content directly from its repo. As a result, building this site will also collect a fair amount of far-flung Dat content into one place of reference, and the repo will serve as the canonical data source for things like mission statements, governance, who’s on what team, etc.
This diagram illustrates my proposed site map, including which sections of the new site will replace existing sites.
I’m curious to hear the community’s thoughts on this, so let me know what you think!