[Development] Google Season of Docs

Paul Wicking Paul.Wicking at qt.io
Tue Apr 23 15:28:00 CEST 2019


Due to the short notice, we have decided not to pursue participation in
Google's Season of Docs this year. Perhaps we manage to get on this
earlier if they repeat the initiative next year.

- Paul

On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 11:48:11 +0000
Paul Wicking <Paul.Wicking at qt.io> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Google is launching an initiative called Season of Docs. The gist of
> it is that it's summer of code but for documentation.
> (https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs/)
> A couple of us in the doc team here at TQtC have discussed it
> internally and we would like to sign up the Qt Project for this. The
> deadline for the application is 23 April. If you have good ideas,
> please feel free to share them with us (but keep in mind that there's
> a deadline).
> A few of the ideas we have for projects are
> - Updating and unifying the contribution guidelines
> - Revising the getting started documentation
> - Improving some of the lengthier examples/tutorials
> In addition to the doc team, we need developers that can help out
> with mentoring the candidates. Mentoring involves:
> - Helping the technical writer to engage with the Qt community.
> - Track their progress and provide feedback.
> - Communicate regularly with the tech writer (twice per week) and 
> respond to questions within 24-36 hours.
> - Provide constructive feedback.
> - Help the tech writer to establish a timeline and realistic work 
> expectations, and re-evaluate said expectations in the event of 
> over/under achievement.
> Obviously, if you have a great idea for a project _and_ you want to 
> mentor the writer for this idea, all the better!
> We hope some of you would like to take part in this, as we consider
> it a great opportunity to get some exposure for the project and
> (hopefully) a way to invite some more documentation contributions.
> On behalf of the Qt documentation team
> Paul
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