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From Ulrich Stärk <...@spielviel.de>
Subject Fwd: [GSoC Mentors] Re: Google Summer of Code Doc Camp 2013 - Call for Proposals
Date Thu, 25 Jul 2013 07:58:17 GMT
FYI


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Subject: 	[GSoC Mentors] Re: Google Summer of Code Doc Camp 2013 - Call for Proposals
Date: 	Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:58:00 -0700
From: 	Mary Radomile <maryr@google.com>
To: 	google-summer-of-code-mentors-list <google-summer-of-code-mentors-list@googlegroups.com>



Hi Everyone-

Sorry about the permission issues with the information page linked in the original email.
We are
working on the problem now.  Below is all the information you'll need to participate:

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*Google Summer of Code Doc Camp - a partnership of GSoC, Aspiration and FLOSS Manuals
*
This is a call for proposals for the 2013 GSoC Doc Camp. Individuals and projects are invited
to
submit proposals for the GSoC Doc Camp to be held at Google's Mountain View headquarters in
California from October 14 - October 18.
*
What is it?*

The GSoC Doc Camp is a place for free software communities to meet, work on creating a book
for
their project, attract new people to their efforts, and share their documentation experiences.
The
camp aims to improve free documentation materials and skills in free software 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 2-4 short (3 day) Book Sprints to produce
books
for the selected 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 Book Sprint will bring together 4-5 individuals to produce a book on a specific free
software
project. All participants of the Doc Camp must attend a sprint. The books will be launched
online in
print and ebook formats on the final day of the event.

*Who should come?*
Individuals and free software projects can apply. All individuals will be required to work
on one of
the selected projects to assist their documentation efforts.

*How to I get involved?*
Individuals with a passion for free documentation about free software may apply to attend
by filling
out the application form [1] and submitting before August 7. Those wishing to attend do not
need to
be from a GSoC project. Accommodation and food will be covered by the GSoC Doc Camp. Partial
or
complete travel costs can also be applied for as part of the application process.

Free software projects of any sort can also apply - they do not need to be GSoC 2013 projects
although these may be given preference.

Projects will be chosen from proposals submitted to the GSoC Doc Camp before August 7 through
the
application form [2]. Project applications can nominate up to 5 individuals to attend and
participate in the proposed sprint. A Project 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 and extend your documentation community. 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 2013 GSoC Doc Camp is co-organized by GSoC, Aspiration and FLOSS Manuals. Unconference
facilitation conducted by Allen Gunn, and Book Sprint facilitated by Adam Hyde.


*APPLY HERE:*

https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDl6QWlMbDFjcVF2Z1EyQ1d1b1NyN1E6MQ#gid=0


Mary Radomile | 	 Open Source Programs Office | 	 maryr@google.com <mailto:maryr@google.com>
|
 650-253-6616





On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 11:52 AM, Mary Radomile <maryr@google.com <mailto:maryr@google.com>>
wrote:

    GSoC Mentors, past and present-

    This is a call for proposals for the 2013 GSoC Doc Camp to be held at 
    Google's Mountain View headquarters in California from Oct 14 - 18, 2013. The
    Doc Camp is the third consecutive annual camp focused on the production
    of free documentation for free software. The 2013 Doc Camp is brought to
    you by GSoC, FLOSS Manuals, and Aspiration and is held the week
    immediately prior to the GSoC Mentors Summit.

    The 2013 Doc Camp will feature:

    1) An unconference on free software documentation topics - facilitated
    by Allen Gunn of Aspiration

    2) 2-5 Book Sprints to produce books on free software - facilitated by
    Adam Hyde of FLOSS Manuals

    Building on the success of the 2011 and 2012 GSoC Doc Camps, the 2013
    GSoC Doc Camp is a place for free software communities to meet, create a
    book for their project, attract new people to their efforts, and share
    their documentation experiences. The camp aims to improve free
    documentation materials for free software projects and helps form
    the identity of the emergent free documentation sector.

    Both individuals and projects can apply. Food and accommodation for all
    individuals will be provided and travel support (full or partial) can
    also be applied for.

    Be a part of this exciting event – propose a Book Sprint on your
    favorite free software or come and help others write a book on their
    favorite project. Guaranteed to be a lot of fun, productive, and a
    fantastic place to advance your documentation efforts and experiences.

    For more information or to register to take part, please see:

    *https://sites.google.com/a/google.com/doc-sprint-v-3-0/*

    Please note proposals are due by August 7 so get yours in ASAP!

    Some reports on previous Doc Camps:
    http://blog.safariflow.com/2012/12/13/0-to-book-in-3-days/
    http://blog.nerdchic.net/archives/688/
    https://lwn.net/Articles/528730/
    http://www.booksprints.net/2012/12/gsoc-doc-camp-2/
    http://evergreen-ils.org/blog/?tag=gsoc
    http://blog.safariflow.com/2012/12/13/0-to-book-in-3-days/
    http://radar.oreilly.com/2011/10/day-one-of-floss-manuals-book.html
    http://openmrs.org/2011/11/google-doc-sprint-summit/
    http://supreetpal.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/beginners-guide-to-kde-development.html
    http://blog.sms4all.info/2011/11/doc-summit-wrap-up-4-books-written-in-3.html

    Thank you!


    Mary Radomile | 	 Open Source Programs Office | 	 maryr@google.com <mailto:maryr@google.com>
|
     650-253-6616 <tel:650-253-6616>




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