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Re: Debian's participation in Google Season of Docs program

On 22/04/2019 14:21, Laura Arjona Reina wrote:
> Dear all,
> TL;DR:
> We want Debian to participate in the first edition of Google Season of
> *Docs*.
> Deadline for org application is really soon (23 April 20:00UTC).
> The program itself will start in September until end of November.
> We think we have enough workforce to handle the program, but we need
> more mentors (we have several ideas with 1 mentor and we need 2 mentors
> per project). You can submit more ideas but tomorrow we'll discard the
> ideas with less than two mentors and submit Debian's application for 1-2
> projects.
> Details in https://wiki.debian.org/SeasonOfDocs2019
> Long version:
> Google Open Source has announced its first edition of the "Google Season
> of Docs" program, aimed to bring together technical writers and open
> source projects, in a program similar to the Google Summer of Code, but
> focused in documentation.
> https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs/
> We think that it could be a good opportunity for Debian to participate
> this year, with this goals in mind:
>     * As one more outreach program: extend Debian to new groups of people
>     * Improve Debian documentation, by means of collaborative work of
> the people involved in GSoD and the corresponding Debian teams
>     * Retain talent and motivation to further work in documentation
> areas (not only during the program)
> This year is the first edition and there will be a maximum of 2
> technical writers per organisation. Some people in the outreach team
> have talked about participating and we think we can have enough
> workforce to apply and handle 1 or 2 persons in 1 or 2 different projects.
> This is our proposal of organisation and guidelines:
> * Program Admins: Pranav Jain (outreach team) and Laura Arjona Reina
> (website, i18n team)
> * Coordination list: debian-outreach@lists.debian.org
> * Deadline for Debian submissions: 23 April 20:00 UTC
> * The program/mentorship will be: September-October-November 2019
> * Guidelines for GSoD Projects in Debian: see wiki page
> https://wiki.debian.org/SeasonOfDocs2019
> * Initial Project ideas: English proofread, Profile parser to get
> involved in Debian, Mixed tasks for the Debian website.
> For more details see:  https://wiki.debian.org/SeasonOfDocs2019
> As you can see we have provided some projects as "Project ideas"
> already. We're open for more ideas and overall *we need more
> mentors/co-mentors* (at least 2 per project, so help is appreciated!).
> Please keep in mind that we'll finally offer/be accepted in only 2
> projects max, so we appreciate to sum forces better than spread them in
> many different subprojects.
> We have added a field to add stars "*" to let people show interest in
> that project idea happening so you can edit the page and add your
> "stars" (3 for your favorite project) so we can prioritise the ideas
> when submitting Debian's application. But of course the most prioritised
> projects will be the ones having more mentors :-) (in fact, we'll have
> to discard the ideas with less than 2 mentors prior to submitting...)
> We'll submit Debian application on April 23rd around 18:00 UTC (deadline
> is April 23rd 20:00 UTC) so we encourage interested people in helping
> with GSoD (mentoring, helping with paperwork, spreading the word or
> welcoming applicants...) to get in touch (in
> debian-outreach@lists.debian.org) ASAP.
> Kind regards,

I am happy to help spread the word about this as it is a great
opportunity.   Especially as good documentation is really important.

Hope this helps


Paul Sutton
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