Season of Docs -- opportunities for both tech writers and open-source organizations to benefit from each other
You can read more about the program at Season of Docs.
I had heard of Season of the Docs before the Summit, but I didn’t realize that Sarah Maddox was the one who organized the whole program. Given the size and scope of this program, it’s a really impressive effort — Sara believes 100% in open-source, and it shows. You can read more about Season of Docs on her blog here: Season of Docs is now ready for tech writer exploration.
Getting experience as a new tech writer can be difficult, and despite the many projects on GitHub, finding a good documentation project can be difficult (not to mention the challenge of integrating into the team). Season of the Docs looks like a first-of-its-kind program to bring volunteer tech writers and organizations together. The program even provides a small stipend to each group.
Here’s a brief excerpt from the Season of Docs homepage:
Learn more at Season of Docs.
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