I am new to the Gimp docs list but I wanted to encourage the Doc team 
and individuals on the list to apply for the GSoC Documentation Summit 
(details below):

You can apply as an individual or a group.  Applications close Friday 
(5th), application process takes about 2-5 mins :)

It will be a great summit and focuses on developing concrete outcomes 
(books) and an unconference to get people talking about free 
documentation of free software. A great way to meet people in the free 
doc sector and to attract new comers to your doc team :)


This is a call for proposals for the 2011 Google Summer of Code Doc 
Camp. Individuals and projects are invited to submit proposals for the 
GSoC Doc Camp to be held at Google's Mountain View headquarters 
(California) 17 October - 21 October.

The GSoC Doc Camp is a place for documentors to meet, work on 
documentation and share their documentation experiences. The camp aims 
to improve free documentation materials and skills in GSoC 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 
3-5 short form Book Sprints to produce 'Quick Start' guides for specific 
GSoC 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 Quick Start Sprint will bring together 5-8 individuals to produce a 
book on a specific GSoC project. All participants of the Doc Camp must 
attend a sprint. The Quick Start books will be launched at the opening 
party for the GSoC Mentors summit immediately following the event.

Individuals with a passion for free documentation about free software 
may apply to attend by filling out the application form 
<https://sites.google.com/site/docsprintsummit/registration> and 
submitting before 5 August, 2011. Those wishing to attend do not need to 
be from a GSoC project. Accommodation and food will be covered by the 
GSoC Doc Camp. Part or complete travel costs can also be applied for as 
part of the application process.

Quick Start Sprint projects will be chosen from proposals submitted to 
the GSoC Doc Camp before 5 August, 2011 through the application form 
Applications for Quick Start Sprints are invited from projects that are 
part of the 2011 GSoC program. Quick Start Sprint proposals can nominate 
up to 5 individuals to attend and participate in the proposed sprint. A 
Quick Sprint proposal does not have to nominate individuals to 
participate - you can also use this as an opportunity to promote your 
project to Doc Camp participants. If the proposal is accepted the 
accommodation and food costs will be covered by the Doc Camp for any 
listed individuals and part or complete travel costs for each can be 
applied for (if applicable).

The GSoC Doc Camp is co-organised by GSoC and FLOSS Manuals. Books 
Sprints and unconference facilitation conducted by Adam Hyde.

If you have questions, please contact Carol Smith at car...@google.com 
and/or Adam Hyde at a...@flossmanuals.net.


Adam Hyde
Founder, FLOSS Manuals
Project Manager, Booki
Book Sprint Facilitator
mobile :+ 49 177 4935122
identi.ca : @eset
booki.flossmanuals.net : @adam


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