[IAEP] Oct 17-21 Doc Camp @ Google HQ, Mountain View, California

Holt holt at laptop.org
Wed Jul 13 09:16:59 EDT 2011

This could be a major opportunity -- many Book Sprints within one week 
to create many free/open 'Quick Start' guides.

Perhaps even more so given its schedule aligns so well with 
http://olpcSF.org 's own global community summit Oct 21-23 right in town 
there in San Francisco!  Even if OLPC/Sugar participation in GSoC 
(Google Summer of Code) has unfortunately lagged this year.

All the more reason several exceptional volunteer 
writers/communicators/educators across our OLPC/Sugar community should 
strongly consider applying+connecting+building with like-minded folk here:


Help kids everywhere map their world, at http://olpcMAP.net !

Subject: 	Re: [FM Discuss] register for doc camp
Date: 	Wed, 13 Jul 2011 07:41:49 -0500
From: 	Anne Gentle <annegentle at gmail.com>
To: 	discuss at lists.flossmanuals.net

This announcement is truly awesome. I plan to apply. Looking forward to 
seeing people in sunny (mild) California!



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On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 4:46 AM, adam hyde <adam at xs4all.nl 
<mailto:adam at xs4all.nl>> wrote:

    Hi everyone,

    Please pass this on to anyone interested.

    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

    Individuals with a passion for free documentation about free
    software may apply to attend by filling out the application form [1]
    and submitting before 5 August. 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 through the application form
    [1]. 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.

    [1] - https://sites.google.com/site/docsprintsummit/

    Carol and Adam
    Discuss mailing list
    Discuss at lists.flossmanuals.net <mailto:Discuss at lists.flossmanuals.net>

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