We’re applying to Season of Docs

What is it?

The goal of Season of Docs is to provide a framework for technical writers and open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. projects to work together towards the common goal of improving an open source project’s documentation.

This is a Google Initiative

What does it mean for us?

During the program, technical writers spend a few months working closely with an open source community. They bring their technical writing expertise to the project’s documentation, and at the same time learn about the open source project and new technologies.

We’ll likely get professional documentation people who can help us put WordPress documentation into shape!

Who’s involved?

  • Chloé Bringmann, @cbringmann (Primary Administrator)
  • Andrea Middleton, @andreamiddleton (Backup Administrator)
  • Jon Ang, @kenshino (Docs Team)
  • Adam Silverstein, @adamsilverstein (Support from Google)
  • Mentors (from the Docs Team)
  • Tech Writers (people that apply to help us!)

What do we need now?

The program requires two key things to get started

  • Mentors
  • Projects

For now, we’re looking to get a group of mentors together who’s well acquainted or want to be well acquainted with WordPress’ Documentation needs and projects.

If you’re interested to be a mentor, please comment below. We’ll leave this open for a week so that we can get a team together to suggest projects and work through the application.

The initiative is a lot more than I’m describing so feel free to read more at the Season of Docs site!