Season of Docs/Application/2020
This is the application form for Google Summer of Docs 2020.
Open source organization information
The information in this section enables the program administrators to properly identify your open source organization.
- Open source organization's email address
- This email address is used for contacting your open source organization about Season of Docs and is published on the Season of Docs website. It is used by the Google program administrators and technical writer participants to contact your organization. You are strongly advised not to use a personal email address as the email address for contacting your open source organization.
- Open source project name
- Enter the name of the open source project that is participating in the Season of Docs.
- Link to the open source project
- Enter the URL of your open source website or repository.
- Open source project description
- This description is published on the Season of Docs website.
- ScummVM is a game preservation project targeting 2D adventure games and RPG
- Link to your organization’s page about Season of Docs
- If your organization has a web page or blog post dedicated to Season of Docs, enter the URL here. You can supply this link later too.
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- Indicate whether your organization wants to receive a mentor stipend for this year’s program. For more information, see stipends for mentor organizations at https://goo.gl/34Q8WK.
You must have at least two organization administrators to manage your organization's participation in Season of Docs. For more information about the organization application phase, see https://goo.gl/TFtVfk.
- Primary organization administrator
- The primary organization administrator is responsible for communicating with Season of Docs program administrators and managing tasks for their organization related to the Season of Docs program.
- Primary administrator's display name
- This name is displayed publicly on the Season of Docs website. You are strongly advised not to use your real name as your display name. You may use your GitHub, Twitter, or community handle as your display name.
- Primary administrator's email address
- This email is not displayed on the Season of Docs website. It is used to communicate with you and to share program resources on the website.
- Are you participating as a mentor in Season of Docs?
- If you are participating as a mentor, you must agree to the terms of the mentor participant agreement at https://goo.gl/Ej3rSZ.
- Alternative organization administrator
- The alternative organization administrator is the secondary contact if the primary organization administrator is unavailable.
-> DIRECT THE ALTERNATIVE ADMINISTRATOR TO REGISTER AT https://bit.ly/gsod-altadmin-reg.
- Alternative administrator's full name
- This name is used in communications between the Season of Docs program administrators and the alternative organization administrator. It is not published on the Season of Docs website.
- Alternative administrator's email address
- This email is not displayed on the Season of Docs website. It is used to program communications and to share program resources on the website.
Organization's previous experience
This section provides the Season of Docs program administrators with information on your open source organization's previous experience with mentorship and working with documentation or technical writers.
- What previous experience has your organization had in documentation or collaborating with technical writers?
- If you or any of your mentors have worked with technical writers before, or have developed documentation, mention this in your answer. Describe the documentation that you produced and the ways in which you worked with the technical writer. For example, describe any review processes that you used, or how the technical writer's skills were useful to your project. Explain how this previous experience may help you to work with a technical writer in Season of Docs.
Our mentors have ample experience working with technical writers as part of their professional careers. Our experience includes:
- Managing E2E software development including the day to day management of a team of technical writers to launch and deliver consumer facing products.
- Working tightly with technical writers, building and writing documentation together.
- Producing documentation as individual contributors for both open source projects and professional projects.
- What previous experience has your organization had mentoring individuals?
- If you or any of your mentors have taken part in Google Summer of Code or a similar program that mentors individuals, mention this in your answer. Describe your achievements in that program. Explain how this experience may influence the way you work in Season of Docs.
Since 2007, ScummVM participated almost each year to the Google Summer of Code. Ths gave us the opportunity to mentor 54 students over the years. 45 of them were successful at the end of the summer, and some of them even stayed as developers and even mentors after this program. Even if technical writers are working on a completely different aspect of the project, we are confident we will be able to mentor them properly based on our professional experience and on our GSoC experience.
Your organization must have at least two open source mentors for each technical writing project/technical writer that you plan to accept for this year's Season of Docs. You need the mentors to help during the technical writer exploration and application phases, as well as during doc development.
Season of Docs 2020 plans to allocate one or two technical writers per organization. Your request for one or two technical writers won't affect whether we choose your organization, but we need to know how many technical writers your organization wants to mentor so that we can accept the correct number of organizations to fill all the available technical writing slots.
Mentors who are not also organization administrators must register independently.
DIRECT THE MENTORS TO REGISTER AT https://bit.ly/gsod-mentor-reg.
- How many technical writers does your organization want to mentor this year?
Technical writing project ideas
Work with your mentors to create a project ideas list. This list should include one or more documentation projects that you'd like a technical writer to tackle during this year's Season of Docs. You should publish your project ideas on a public web page, in a blog post, or in some other publicly visible document and include a link to the document in this section. See the detailed guidelines on creating your project ideas list at https://goo.gl/cF7zRt.
- Link to project ideas list
- Enter the URL of a publicly accessible list of your organization's project ideas.