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Google "Season of Docs"




We mentor Summer of Code projects.
Perhaps we should be doing something similar for docs.  Now Google are:

https://opensource.googleblog.com/2019/03/introducing-season-of-docs.html

April 2-23: Open source organizations apply to take part in Season of Docs

My thoughts include:
* There is an expansion in the user base (e.g. 1.5m downloads on Windows), with a corresponding shift in focus (application to practice).
-- Are more examples needed, are the basics understood,
* Manuals are no longer printed, so readability assessments should match screen formats (maybe).
-- bite-sized chunks
* Developers rarely want to write documentation (it's too obvious to them)
-- if stack-overflow is the go-to source for 'real' users, why not mine that source. -- Our code base has become larger than the average brain-full, maybe that (developer education) also could also benefit from some further structural documentation. * Git for Windows: to few developers, large gaps in knowledge, chasing both upstream and MS directions of travel, a high hurdle for WinDevs to get started,..
-- the wiki could be built upon, anything to get more support..
* git-scm - the book - at least make it easier to find the 'how to help' page! (falls between the Github corporate and Open Source stools, or so it seems)

does anyone else have pet thoughts..?

Philip
https://www.infoq.com/news/2019/03/google-launches-season-of-docs