[SeasonOfDocs] [Season of Docs] Open Source Geospatial Foundation Technical Writer and Project Selection
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Aug 9 16:44:04 PDT 2019
Now that Swapnil and Felicity have officially been announced as Season
of Docs writers, I can share email below.
Swapnil, I think you are still on holidays? When you are back, why don't
you connect with us and we can discuss your focus, building out from
On 25/7/19 6:54 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Felicity, Swapnil, as per below, it looks like we have you both as
> tech writers for SeasonOfDocs.
> I'm very excited about that!
> Swapnil, we need to get your scope of work defined TODAY. I'd
> previously been nudging you toward setting up templates for what is
> now being called TheGoodDocsProject. TheGoodDocsProject has gained so
> much momentum and is moving so fast that it will be difficult to
> identify a clear statement of work for it that isn't picked up by
> someone else before you get to it.
> Instead I think we should pick a task from GeoNetwork and/or QGIS. I'm
> looping in Jared, Andrew and Byron who are also helping with these
> projects who might have suggestions. I think GeoNetwork is easier to
> describe a specific scope for. Much of GeoNetwork docs have been
> written by Europeans, with English as a second language. So it could
> benefit from a solid slog of reviewing top to bottom. The big
> challenge for QGIS is bringing content from lots of satellite
> communities and to bring it home into the core docs. It would be a
> huge win to get it done, but also very risky as it requires so many
> external volunteers to come on board.
> So I propose we focus on GeoNetwork. Byron, Jo, I'm hoping you can
> refine scope for Swapnil to focus on:
> * Review GeoNetwork docs, as per existing analysis provided by team:
> * Align with emerging templates being created by TheGoodDocsProject
> and work out how to incorporate appropriately with GeoNetwork.
> * Provide tech writing advise around structure and style to existing
> writing volunteers
> * Review and refine existing and emerging content for good
> documentation practices.
> Swapnil, can you please take responsibility for reviewing and refining
> this TODAY, along with whatever feedback we get on the email thread.
> Warm regards, Cameron
On 25/7/19 8:09 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> P.S. For those looped in:
> We are aware that Swapnil's involvement will be relatively light
> initially, as he is chairing the SeasonOfDocs Australia conference
> (completed in November).
> Swapnil has selected the long-term option, and most of his effort will
> be focused from November to February.
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