Most of the time, when I make announcements about Weekend Testing, I only do it the week of the event, with little lead up time, and not a lot of publicity. This is because of a number of reasons, but the main reason is to keep the group to a manageable size. Often, if we get more than 25 attendees, it’s hard to communicate and threads and participants get lost in the shuffle.

This time, I am making an exception, because we are doing something with a need for a little bit of prep and perhaps a bigger crowd to do it justice.

On Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, we will be testing some new functionality being rolled out on Wikipedia (yep, *that* Wikipedia). Cross browser testing will be a big part of it, so in this case, the more the merrier really does apply. Also, we are in the process of creating a number of smaller charters so that several testers can branch out and try different things based on their interest. Those are being posted to the wiki (and will be shared as soon as Chris McMahon says it’s OK to share it 🙂 ).

For those not familiar with how Weekend Testing works, here’s the refresher:

1. Add “weekendtestersamericas” to your Skype contacts if you haven’t already.

2. Fifteen minutes prior to the start of the session, please message “weekendtestingamericas” and ask to be added to the chat session. Once we see you, we will add you to the session.

For more details, contact [email protected]. Hope to see you there!