What is it?
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.
Doc Camp will consist of 2 major components - an unconference and 2-4
short (3 day) Book Sprints to produce books for the selected
unconference will explore topics proposed by the participants. Any
topic on free documentation of free software can be proposed for
discussion during the event.
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.
Who should come?
and free software projects can apply. All individuals will be required
to work on one of the selected projects to assist their documentation
How to I get involved?
with a passion for free documentation about free software may apply
to attend by filling out the application form  and submitting
before August 7. Those wishing to attend do not need to be from a
GSoC project. Accommodation and food will be covered by the GSoC Doc
Camp. Partial or complete travel costs can also be applied for as part
of the application process.
software projects of any sort can also apply - they do not need to be
GSoC 2013 projects although these may be given preference.
will be chosen from proposals submitted to the GSoC Doc Camp before August 7 through the application form . Project applications can
nominate up to 5 individuals to attend and participate in the
proposed sprint. A Project 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 and extend your
documentation community. 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).
2013 GSoC Doc Camp is co-organized by GSoC, Aspiration and FLOSS
Manuals. Unconference facilitation conducted by Allen Gunn, and Book
Sprint facilitated by Adam Hyde.