[development] GSoC Doc Summit for Drupal?

Vaidik Kapoor kapoor.vaidik at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 10:46:49 UTC 2011

This is being discussed at http://groups.drupal.org/node/161644.

On 2 August 2011 14:19, adam <adam at flossmanuals.net> wrote:

> **
> hi,
> I am new to the Drupal list but I wanted to encourage the Drupal Doc team
> and individuals on the list to apply for the GSoC Documentation Summit
> (details below):
> https://sites.google.com/site/docsprintsummit/
> You can apply as an individual or a group.  Applications close Friday
> (5th), application process takes about 2-5 mins :)
> It will be a great summit and focuses on developing concrete outcomes
> (books) and an unconference to get people talking about free documentation
> of free software. A great way to meet people in the free doc sector and to
> attract new comers to your doc team :)
> adam
> This is a call for proposals for the 2011 Google Summer of Code Doc Camp.
> Individuals and projects are invited to submit proposals for the GSoC Doc
> Camp to be held at Google's Mountain View headquarters (California) 17
> October - 21 October.
> The GSoC Doc Camp is a place for documentors to meet, work on documentation
> and share their documentation experiences. The camp aims to improve free
> documentation materials and skills in GSoC projects and individuals and help
> form the identity of the emergent free documentation sector.
> The Doc Camp will consist of 2 major components - an unconference and 3-5
> short form Book Sprints to produce 'Quick Start' guides for specific GSoC
> projects.
> The unconference will explore topics proposed by the participants. Any
> topic on free documentation of free software can be proposed for discussion
> during the event.
> Each Quick Start Sprint will bring together 5-8 individuals to produce a
> book on a specific GSoC project. All participants of the Doc Camp must
> attend a sprint. The Quick Start books will be launched at the opening party
> for the GSoC Mentors summit immediately following the event.
> Individuals with a passion for free documentation about free software may
> apply to attend by filling out the application form<https://sites.google.com/site/docsprintsummit/registration>and submitting before 5 August, 2011. Those wishing to attend do not need to
> be from a GSoC project. Accommodation and food will be covered by the GSoC
> Doc Camp. Part or complete travel costs can also be applied for as part of
> the application process.
> Quick Start Sprint projects will be chosen from proposals submitted to the
> GSoC Doc Camp before 5 August, 2011 through the application form<https://sites.google.com/site/docsprintsummit/registration>.
> Applications for Quick Start Sprints are invited from projects that are part
> of the 2011 GSoC program. Quick Start Sprint proposals can nominate up to 5
> individuals to attend and participate in the proposed sprint. A Quick Sprint
> proposal does not have to nominate individuals to participate - you can also
> use this as an opportunity to promote your project to Doc Camp participants.
> If the proposal is accepted the accommodation and food costs will be covered
> by the Doc Camp for any listed individuals and part or complete travel costs
> for each can be applied for (if applicable).
> The GSoC Doc Camp is co-organised by GSoC and FLOSS Manuals. Books Sprints
> and unconference facilitation conducted by Adam Hyde.
>  If you have questions, please contact Carol Smith at carols at google.comand/or Adam Hyde at
> adam at flossmanuals.net.
> --
> --
> Adam Hyde
> Founder, FLOSS Manuals
> Project Manager, Booki
> Book Sprint Facilitator
> mobile :+ 49 177 4935122identi.ca : @esetbooki.flossmanuals.net : @adam
> http://www.flossmanuals.nethttp://www.booki.cchttp://www.booksprints.net
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