In January, it’ll be time to get started working properly on the handbooks. Start date will be January 7th (since I’m going to be on holiday until then 🙂
Note: we will be looking at other user-focused handbooks to create some time in the new year. If you don’t feel up to plugin or theme dev, or don’t fit into the other contributor handbooks, we will find a home for you!
In general, there are people from each of the contributor groups putting together the handbooks. They will help to wrangle content etc. Here’s where we stand at the minute:
The mobile team will be writing the content, and Rachel McCollin is going to help out with editing. They have no content yet 🙁
@ipstenu will ensure that the content is created for the forum moderator handbook.
Myself, @japh and @danielbachuber and any other volunteers will be working on core. There is a lot of content there already which we can move around, structure, edit, and add more content as needed.
Myself and @DrewApicture will put together the docs handbook. If anyone would like to help please let me know and I’ll add you as an editor.
@vanillalounge has take responsibility for this. He will see if anyone else from polyglots want to be involved.
Theme Review & Events
I’ve not heard too much from them but will update when I do. It looks like events is building their own training materials in any case.
The below schedule is really for Mobile, Core, and Polyglots. Forum Moderator and Docs won’t take all that long so can get started with everyone else and get through it as quickly as they like.
Contributor Handbook Schedule
|Jan 7th – 21st
||Draw up table of contents.
General kick-off discussion, questions etc.
|Jan 21st, 2012
|February 1st, 2013
Start work on Tools
|February 15th, 2013
Start work on Pathways
|February 28th, 2013
Start work on Tutorials and Guides
|April 12th, 2013
||Complete Tutorials and Guides
Start work on References
Start work on Best Practices (am hoping these will be mostly completed already
|May 17th, 2103
||Complete best practices. Revise, edit, proofread.
Thanks to @nacin for the table!
If you want to organise a documentation sprint around a handbook, either virtually or in person at a WordCamp, that would be great! Just let me know and I’ll help to make it happen.