Season of Docs announces participating organizations for 2020
For more information about the technical writer exploration phase, visit the technical writer guide on the website.
What is Season of Docs?
Documentation is essential for the adoption of open source projects as well as to the success of their communities. Season of Docs brings together technical writers and open source projects to foster collaboration and improve documentation in the open source space. You can find out more about the program on the introduction page of the website.
During the program, technical writers spend a few months working closely with an open source community. They bring their technical writing expertise to the project’s documentation and, at the same time, learn about the open source project and new technologies.
The open source projects work with the technical writers to improve the project’s documentation and processes. Together, they may choose to build a new documentation set, redesign the existing docs, or improve and document the project’s contribution procedures and onboarding experience.
How do I take part in Season of Docs as a technical writer?
First, take a look at the technical writer guide on the website. The guide includes information on eligibility and the application process.
Then participate in the technical writer exploration phase, create a technical writing application and prepare your application materials. On June 9, 2020 at 18:00 UTC, Season of Docs will begin accepting technical writer applications and publish a link to the application form on the website. The deadline for technical writer applications is July 9, 2020 at 18:00 UTC.
Is there a stipend for participating technical writers?
Yes. There is an optional stipend that technical writers can request as part of their application. The stipend amount is calculated based on the technical writer’s home location. See the technical writer stipends page for more information.
If you have any questions about the program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|May 11 – June 8||Technical writers explore the list of participating organizations and project ideas|
|June 9 – July 9||Technical writers submit their proposals to Season of Docs|
|August 16||Google announces the accepted technical writer projects|
|August 17 – September 13||Community bonding: Technical writers get to know mentors and the open source community, and refine their projects in collaboration with their mentors|
|September 14 – December 5||Technical writers work with open source mentors on the accepted projects, and submit their work at the end of the period|
|January 6, 2021||Google publishes the list of successfully-completed projects|
See the full timeline for details, including the provision for projects that run longer than three months.
Care to join us?
Explore the Season of Docs website at g.co/seasonofdocs to learn more about participating in the program. Use our logo and other promotional resources to spread the word. Examine the timeline, check out the FAQ, and apply now!
By Kassandra Dhillon and Erin McKean, Google Open Source
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