[IAEP] XO Help and open source docs conference

Edward Mokurai Cherlin mokurai at sugarlabs.org
Wed Apr 10 11:58:44 EDT 2013

If there is sufficient interest to get a team together, I can probably
attend. I can drive over from Indiana. I see that our Janet Swisher
will be speaking. So we could definitely organize a sprint.

On Wed, April 10, 2013 8:39 am, Christoph Derndorfer wrote:
> 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. :-)
> Cheers,
> Christoph
> 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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