Notes from L10n-i18n-Docs BoF

Although this somewhat slipped through the cracks, it’s never too late to socialize the notes taken by Nuritzi Sanchez of Endless Mobile fame during the L10n-i18n-Docs BoF we ran at GUADEC 2015 (many thanks for taking them!).

The notes for the GTP (translation) part are here:

And the documentation part notes are here:

In a nutshell, the BoF attendees, both translators and documentation writers, touched a number topics spanning from screenshot automation (a follow-up from previous year’s BoF) to onboarding, mentoring and improving the projects’ getting started material for contributors, to glossaries, style guides and similar resources.

If you are interested in any of those topics, please have a look.

Hope the notes can be reused as follow-ups in future i18n and/or docs meetings.

Open Help Conference 2015

I’m here again in Cincinnati, OH for the 2015 Open Help Conference and GNOME Docs hackfest. The venue for this year’s conference is at the beautiful Mercantile Library in downtown Cincinnati.

20150926_09091820150926_095604The area around Cincinnati has a strong German heritage, so no wonder the library also features some German manuscripts. Reminds me of my years spent studying paleography.

20150926_12185120150926_095630The Open Help Conference is not like one of those industry conferences with large numbers of participants but the attendees here are, on the other hand, very focused on the specific topic of open source documentation and docs community management. It’s always cool to see how other communities approach community docs, and learn some new tricks along the way.

20150926_12195420150926_121324Great to see old faces again, and meet new ones. I’d like to thank the GNOME Foundation for making it possible for me to attend the conference and hackfest.