Google Season of Docs(GSOD 2019):Guidance for technical writers on how far we have gone and the entire community

Hi every one,

Openmrs has been selected to participate in GSoD 2019, the list of projects confirmed can be tracked from this link https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs/docs/participants/ . We therefore call upon anyone interested to participate as a technical writer for any of these projects to apply.The technical writer interested to participate can either be a community member or an external member who will submit their proposal for their preferred project idea, the successful technical writers will need to always copy in their mentors while making any queries or suggestions to the community on talk so that the mentors are always posted .

Over the next 6 weeks, potential GSoD technical writers will now

  • Look at our project ideas here
  • Ask us questions about those ideas that are of interest to them
  • Apply to be a GSoD technical writer
  • Develop and submit a more complete project proposal for one of our projects

Then we are to assess the different project proposals and use this guidance to select the one that best responds to our needs.

Warm up practices for GSoD 2019

  1. If you are new to OpenMRS, spend some time to understand the OpenMRS and its usages around the world.
  2. Create an openmrs account and introduce yourself to the community here
  3. Contribute to the community by welcoming new members and reviewing our guide.
  4. For any clarification feel free to reach us on Talk or IRC

Timeline for Season of Docs 2019

Technical writer exploration April 30 - May 28, 2019
Interested technical writers discuss project ideas with mentoring organizations
Technical writer applications May 29, 2019 at 18:00 UTC
Start of technical writer application period
June 28, 2019 at 18:00 UTC
Deadline for technical writer applications
June 28, 2019 - July 23, 2019
Proposal review period for organizations
July 23, 2019 at 20:00 UTC
Deadline for project selections by organizations
July 23, 2019 - July 30, 2019
Proposal review period for Google
Technical writing projects announced July 30, 2019 at 18:00 UTC
Google announces the accepted technical writer projects
Community bonding August 1 - September 1, 2019
Technical writers get to know mentors, get up to speed with the open source organization, and refine their projects in collaboration with mentors
Doc development September 2, 2019
Doc development officially begins!
September 2, 2019 - November 22, 2019
Technical writers work on their project with guidance from mentors
Project finalization and evaluation November 25 - 29, 2019 at 18:00 UTC
Final week: Technical writers submit their final work products and their mentor evaluations
December 2 - 6, 2019 at 18:00 UTC
Mentors submit their evaluations of the success of the projects and their experience working with the technical writers
Results announced December 10, 2019
Google announces the results of Season of Docs 2019
Long-running projects February 24 - 28, 2020 at 18:00 UTC
Final week for long-running projects: technical writers and mentors submit their final work products and evaluations
March 6, 2020
Google adds the long-running projects to the results of Season of Docs 2019
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@gcliff. great work well done.

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@gcliff

Did you mean openmrs account on this link?

yes @jwnasambu coz they need the account to participate in the community activities

What is the status of GSOD 2019? Do we have any GSOD participants?

Hi @jslawinski the application process is still ongoing and have a few people expressing interest per the specific project they are interested in