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Google Season of Docs Tech Writer Application Template

Please use the scheme shown here for your tech writer application. If you have any questions, ask on the mailing list or in the IRC channel of the appropriate workgroup (see or project ideas page).


  • Name
  • Current enrollment
  • Short bio/overview of your background
  • Subscribe to the mailing list of the appropriate group and introduce yourself
  • Tell us your IRC nick with which you will use the group's IRC channel/hangout chat ID

Your Writing Skills

In your application let us know

  • What platform do you use to write the doc? Operating system and software platform
  • Samples of your technical docs written earlier
  • If you apply for a project on our ideas list, do you have experience in the areas listed under “Desired knowledge”?

Set yourself up

  • Set up your platform to build a Bazaar/GIT/Subversion snapshot of the current state of the project you are interested in.
  • If you need help, ask on the mailing list of the appropriate group, or in the IRC.
  • Report success on the mailing list or IRC.

You and Us

  • Were you involved in documentation or development in the project's group in the past? What was your contribution?
  • Were you involved in other Open Source tech writing projects in the past? Which, when and in what role?
  • Why have you chosen your idea and what do you expect from your implementation?

Your Project

  • What do you want to achieve?
  • If you have chosen an idea from our list, why did you choose this specific idea?
  • If you are proposing a project of your own, what is unique about it?
  • What makes you suited to carry the project?
  • How much time do you plan to invest in the project before, during and after the Season of Docs (We expect you to give your full participation during the GSoD period, but better make this explicit)?
  • Please provide a schedule of how this time will be spent on subtasks of the project. While this is only preliminary, you will be required to provide a detailed plan latest at the beginning of GSoD and during the project you will issue weekly progress reports against that plan.


gsoc/google-season-of-docs-techwriter-application-template.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/08 21:06 by till