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Fwd: Google Summer of Code 2011 Doc Camp 17 October - 21 October

We discussed this briefly at the recent London meetings. If anyone is interested in participating, please contact me.


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Subject: 	Google Summer of Code 2011 Doc Camp 17 October - 21 October
Date: 	Mon, 11 Jul 2011 17:41:02 -0700
From: 	Carol Smith <>
To: 	Google Summer of Code Mentors List

Hi everyone,

This is a call for proposals for the 2011 Google Summer of Code Doc
Camp. Individuals and projects are invited to submit proposals for the
GSoC Doc Camp to be held at Google's Mountain View headquarters
(California) 17 October - 21 October.

The GSoC Doc Camp is a place for documentors to meet, work on
documentation, and share their documentation experiences. The camp aims
to improve free documentation materials and skills in GSoC projects and
individuals and help form the identity of the emergent free
documentation sector.

The Doc Camp will consist of 2 major components - an unconference and
3-5 short form Book Sprints to produce 'Quick Start' guides for specific
GSoC projects.

The unconference will explore topics proposed by the participants. Any
topic on free documentation of free software can be proposed for
discussion during the event.

Each Quick Start Sprint will bring together 5-8 individuals to produce a
book on a specific GSoC project. All participants of the Doc Camp must
attend a sprint. The Quick Start books will be launched at the opening
party for the GSoC Mentors summit immediately following the event.

Individuals with a passion for free documentation about free software
may apply to attend by filling out the application form [1] and
submitting before 5 August. Those wishing to attend do not need to be
from a GSoC project. Accommodation and food will be covered by the GSoC
Doc Camp. Part or complete travel costs can also be applied for as part
of the application process.

Quick Start Sprint projects will be chosen from proposals submitted to
the GSoC Doc Camp before 5 August through the application form [1].
Applications for Quick Start Sprints are invited from projects that are
part of the 2011 GSoC program. Quick Start Sprint proposals can nominate
up to 5 individuals to attend and participate in the proposed sprint. A
Quick Sprint proposal does not have to nominate individuals to
participate - you can also use this as an opportunity to promote your
project to Doc Camp participants. If the proposal is accepted the
accommodation and food costs will be covered by the Doc Camp for any
listed individuals and part or complete travel costs for each can be
applied for (if applicable).

The GSoC Doc Camp is co-organised by GSoC and FLOSS Manuals. Books
Sprints and unconference facilitation conducted by Adam Hyde.

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Carol and Adam

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