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

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Wed Jul 13 11:34:09 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 6:16 AM, Holt <holt at laptop.org> wrote:

>  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.
Fantastic! Last year we had the book server/OPDS at the Internet Archive to
dovetail with OLPC SF Community Summit. This year the doc sprint could do
the same. Getting to Mountain View from SF is easy on Caltrain.


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:
>     http://sites.google.com/site/docsprintsummit/
> --
> 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><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!
> Anne
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>  On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 4:46 AM, adam hyde <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 event.
>> 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/
>> Cheers,
>> Carol and Adam
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