[Scummvm-devel] Google Doc Sprint Summit v3

Thierry Crozat criezy at scummvm.org
Sun Aug 4 23:40:15 CEST 2013

Hi Arnaud,

Sorry for the late reply but I can now confirm that I will be available to participate to this Google Doc Sprint Summit. Hopefully we will have enough volunteer, will be selected by Google and will finally get a nice user guide as a result.


On 30 Jul 2013, at 11:40, Arnaud Boutonné <strangerke at scummvm.org> wrote:

> Dear team,
> We are currently considering the possibility to register ScummVM for the Google 
> Doc Sprint Summit 2013 (3rd edition), which will occur October 14-18 at Mountain View.
> Google describes the summit the following way:
> The GSoC Doc Camp is a place for free software communities to meet, work
> on creating a book for their project, attract new people to their efforts, and share 
> their documentation experiences. The camp aims to improve free documentation 
> materials and skills in free software projects and individuals and help form the 
> identity of the emergent free documentation sector.
> The Doc Camp will consist of 2 major components - an unconference and 
> 2-4 short (3 day) Book Sprints to produce books for the selected projects.
> The unconference will explore topics proposed by the participants. Any topic on 
> free documentation of free software can be proposed for discussion during the event.
> Each Book Sprint will bring together 4-5 individuals to produce a book on a specific 
> free software project. All participants of the Doc Camp must attend a sprint. The 
> books will be launched online in print and ebook formats on the final day of the event.
> Based on the feedback available from the previous years, each Book Sprint is exhausting with 
> 13h+/day working on documentation, but the result is a really looking great, professional, manual.
> Once in a while, someone mentions that we need a consolidated user guide. This is a unique 
> opportunity to reach this objective, and have a multi-format user guide for the future.
> But first, we of course need to register as an organization and get selected by Google.
> In order to do so, we ideally need 3 to 5 people interested and ready to invest a whole week on 
> that project. Google will cover accommodation and food, and partial/full travel costs.
> I'm personally ready to put my energy on that. I'm also willing to discuss about that as much as 
> possible, but we only have 9 days left to complete the registration form so most likely most 
> discussion will occur after the registration, if we decide to go for it.
> I've put all the questions on our wiki to work on it if enough people are interested to go there.
> http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/Doc_Sprint/Application/2013
> You'll find the original page here: https://sites.google.com/a/google.com/doc-sprint-v-3-0/
> Please do not start the registration process on your own :)
> So. Are you tempted by this new adventure?
> Best regards,
> Arnaud
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