Contributing docs

The Documentation team handbook

Project URL:
Project issues label: contributor documentation
Project issues URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL contributor documentation


  • Work on Docs team handbook issues in the Issue Tracker repo, whether it’s creating a new page or just fixing a part of an existing one.
  • Report on progress at the Documentation team meetings – Project updates agenda item.

How do I do this job?

  • Look for issues labeled with contributor documentation label.
  • Communicate with the Documentation team handbook project reps for any clarifications on the tasks and review of your work. All questions can be asked in the actual GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. issue, by pinging any of the project reps.
  • Updating the page in the handbook is usually done by one of the project reps or active contributors who have access to the dashboard where the Documentation team’s handbook documentation lives. Consistent contribution over time allows project reps to get to know you and gain trust in you, which can result in giving you access to the dashboard for updating the pages after the review is completed and content approved.
  • Report on your progress at the Documentation team meetings – Project updates agenda item.

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