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Google Season of Docs

Google are starting a new program for technical writers in 2019 called Google Season of Docs. This is a chance for technical writers to "gain experience in contributing to open source projects, and to give open source projects an opportunity to engage the technical writing community." You can read more about it for yourselves here: https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs/

This program runs for approximately 3 months from 2nd September 2019 - 22nd November 2019 and there is additionally the option of a "long-running project" which goes on for approximately 5 months, from 2nd September 2019 - 21st February 2020.

2019 Application Form

Open source organization information

The information in this section enables the program administrators to properly identify your open source organization.

Open source organization's email address

This email address is used for contacting your open source organization about Season of Docs and is published on the Season of Docs website. It is used by the Google program administrators and technical writer participants to contact your organization. You are strongly advised not to use a personal email address as the email address for contacting your open source organization.

Open source project name

Enter the name of the open source project that is participating in the Season of Docs.

Tor Project

Link to the open source project

Enter the URL of your open source website or repository.

https://www.torproject.org/

Open source project description

This description is published on the Season of Docs website.

We are the Tor Project, a 501(c)3 US nonprofit. We advance human rights and defend your privacy online through free software and open networks.

The Tor Project is a free-software non-profit project to build an anonymity toolkit used by individuals, companies, governments, and law enforcement around the world. The Tor network has grown since its start in 2002 to several million active users pushing over 60 Gbps of traffic. The Tor Project has a staff of 45 developers, researchers, and advocates, plus several dozen volunteers who help out on a daily basis.

Link to your organization’s page about Season of Docs

If your organization has a web page or blog post dedicated to Season of Docs, enter the URL here. You can supply this link later too.

https://blog.torproject.org/tor-google-season-docs-2019

Organization administrators

You must have at least two organization administrators to manage your organization's participation in Season of Docs. For more information about the organization application phase, see https://goo.gl/TFtVfk.

Primary organization administrator

The primary organization administrator is responsible for communicating with Season of Docs program administrators and managing tasks for their organization related to the Season of Docs program.

Primary administrator's full name This name is used in communications between the Season of Docs program administrators and the primary organization administrator. It is not published on the Season of Docs website.

Maria Pilar Guerra Arias

Primary administrator's display name This name is displayed publicly on the Season of Docs website. You are strongly advised not to use your real name as your display name. You may use your GitHub, Twitter, or community handle as your display name. Pili

Primary administrator's email address This email is not displayed on the Season of Docs website. It is used to communicate with you and to share program resources on the website. pili@…

Are you participating as a mentor in Season of Docs? If you are participating as a mentor, you must agree to the terms of the mentor participant agreement at https://goo.gl/Ej3rSZ. Yes

Alternative organization administrator

The alternative organization administrator is the secondary contact if the primary organization administrator is unavailable. DIRECT THE ALTERNATIVE ADMINISTRATOR TO REGISTER AT https://forms.gle/tsEsiNYB57WG4Ebz6.

Alternative administrator's full name This name is used in communications between the Season of Docs program administrators and the alternative organization administrator. It is not published on the Season of Docs website

Alternative administrator's email address This email is not displayed on the Season of Docs website. It is used to program communications and to share program resources on the website.

Organization's previous experience

This section provides the Season of Docs program administrators with information on your open source organization's previous experience with mentorship and working with documentation or technical writers.

What previous experience has your organization had in documentation or collaborating with technical writers?

If you or any of your mentors have worked with technical writers before, or have developed documentation, mention this in your answer. Describe the documentation that you produced and the ways in which you worked with the technical writer. For example, describe any review processes that you used, or how the technical writer's skills were useful to your project. Explain how this previous experience may help you to work with a technical writer in Season of Docs.

What previous experience has your organization had mentoring individuals?

If you or any of your mentors have taken part in Google Summer of Code or a similar program that mentors individuals, mention this in your answer. Describe your achievements in that program. Explain how this experience may influence the way you work in Season of Docs.

We have participated in GSoC most years between 2007-2017, mentoring a total of students during this period. Most of our mentors have previously mentored students both inside of the GSoC framework as well as through other programs such as Outreachy as well as our own Summer of Privacy program which we have ran during the years that we were not accepted into GSoC.

We are committed to mentoring new people to help us to contribute to the Tor Project and making them feel welcome in our community. As a result, we've been able to retain a number of these individuals both as full-time Tor employees and core Tor volunteers.

We hope to bring any lessons learned during GSoC to Season of Docs and we are looking forward to improving the way that we are able to engage and collaborate with technical writers through this program.

Mentoring capacity

Your organization must have at least two open source mentors for each technical writing project/technical writer that you plan to accept for this year's Season of Docs. You need the mentors to help during the technical writer exploration and application phases, as well as during doc development. Season of Docs 2019 plans to allocate one or two technical writers per organization. Your request for one or two technical writers won't affect whether we choose your organization, but we need to know how many technical writers your organization wants to mentor so that we can accept the correct number of organizations to fill all the available technical writing slots.

Mentors who are not also organization administrators must register independently.

DIRECT THE MENTORS TO REGISTER AT https://forms.gle/a1x26WQGzURLerv66.

How many technical writers does your organization want to mentor this year?

2

Technical writing project ideas

Work with your mentors to create a project ideas list. This list should include one or more documentation projects that you'd like a technical writer to tackle during this year's Season of Docs. You should publish your project ideas on a public web page, in a blog post, or in some other publicly visible document and include a link to the document in this section. '

See the detailed guidelines on creating your project ideas list at https://goo.gl/cF7zRt.

Link to project ideas list

Enter the URL of a publicly accessible list of your organization's project ideas.

https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/GoogleSeasonOfDocs2019

Organization Participation Agreement

By clicking on the "Submit" button, you agree to the terms of the program rules at https://goo.gl/Kxih1D and the organization participation agreement at https://goo.gl/STPDs6, shown on the Season of Docs website.

Acceptance of terms

I agree to the Organization Agreement.

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