[IAEP] XO Help and open source docs conference

Christoph Derndorfer e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at
Wed Apr 10 08:39:07 EDT 2013

Hi Gonzalo,

thanks a lot for forwarding that invitation.

Both the conference and the sprints sound like a great opportunity to
update Sugar documentation (especially looking towards 1.00 / 0.100) and
connect with others working in that area!

Unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to attend myself as the prices for
flights from Europe are very close to reaching their summer-high in
mid-June (e.g. the absolutely cheapest option which I could find for
Vienna-Cincinnati-Vienna would cost ~€830).

Plus after the outcome of the documentation sprint in Boston last April
(which left much to be desired) and our failure to be accepted at the
Google DocSprint at the end of the year I think it might be a good idea to
have new blood lead any such efforts. Daniel Francis has repeatedly
expressed his interest in documentation lately, maybe someone can support
him in putting together a team of kick-ass documentation ninjas for the
event. :-)


On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Gonzalo Odiard <godiard at gmail.com> wrote:

> Forward information about OpenHelpConference invitation.
> Gonzalo
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Shaun McCance <shaunm at gnome.org>
> Date: Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 11:18 AM
> Subject: XO Help and open source docs conference
> To: Gonzalo Odiard <godiard at gmail.com>, Brian Jordan <brian at laptop.org>,
> David Farning <dfarning at sugarlabs.org>, Bastien Guerry <bzg at altern.org>
> Hi guys,
> I'm the team lead for the GNOME documentation team, and the developer
> of the documentation viewer and tools used in GNOME. I'm emailing you
> because you're all listed as the developers of the XO Help activity.
> http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4051
> For the last two years, I've been running a conference that focuses
> on documentation and support in open source and open communities.
> The third Open Help Conference is this June.
> http://openhelpconference.com/
> We regularly get contributors to projects like Mozilla, OpenStack,
> FreeBSD, and of course GNOME. The two-day conference portion has a
> heavy emphasis on open, attendee-led discussions, with only a few
> presentations to spark the conversation.
> We also host a number of teams for doc sprints for three days after
> the conference. Sprint attendance is not mandatory, and each team
> runs its own sprint. The teams do get together to share thoughts
> and hang out.
> Do you think anybody within the Sugar and OLPC communities would
> be interested in attending? I think it's a shame that Sugar and
> GNOME people don't talk more often, and I'd love to meet anyone
> interested in documentation.
> Let me know if you have any questions.
> Thanks,
> Shaun
> --
> Gonzalo Odiard

Christoph Derndorfer

volunteer, OLPC (Austria) [www.olpc.at]
editor, OLPC News [www.olpcnews.com]
contributor, TechnikBasteln [www.technikbasteln.net]

e-mail: christoph at derndorfer.eu
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