GSoD Project Report

Update GNOME Applications Help Documentation (Update App help)  Technical Writer –  Pranali Deshmukh Project Mentor – Shaun McCance Important Links My Website  GitLab Profile  Link of my CV Link of my GSoD Proposal My Blog Posts about GSoD My Contributions List Project description Review and update the help documentation for a number of GNOME applicationsContinue reading “GSoD Project Report”

GSoD Weekly Summary 9 and 10

Week 9 (9th Nov – 22nd Nov, 2020) This week was mostly all about finishing a task that I had taken up earlier during the last couple of weeks, which was about GNOME Calculator’s Operational modes. So, this week, I thought that rather than taking on a completely new task I should finish this oneContinue reading “GSoD Weekly Summary 9 and 10”

GSoD Weekly Summary 8

Week 8 (2nd Nov – 8th Nov, 2020) By the end of last week I had curated a list of the issues for GNOME contacts ready on which I need to work on. I also created an issue for that in the user-docs section on GitLab. Creating an issue and then working on it isContinue reading “GSoD Weekly Summary 8”

GSoD Weekly Summary 3

Week 3 (28th Sept – 4th Oct, 2020) Week 3 started and I got my first PR reviewed by Andre Klapper and Shaun (my mentor). They suggested some changes in the PR so the very first thing I did was made the changes which they suggested and resubmitted it. Phew… job done…. After re-submitting theContinue reading “GSoD Weekly Summary 3”

GSoD Weekly Summary 2

Week 2 (21st Sept – 27th Sept, 2020) OMG!!!! It’s already week 2…., you might find this blog a bit boring to read but it’s an adventure and success story so keep reading cause trust me it’s worth it… Week 2 started, I will be really honest, I was still figuring out what to doContinue reading “GSoD Weekly Summary 2”

GSoD Weekly Summary 1

Week 1 (14th Sept – 20th Sept, 2020): Wanna know about what happened next in my Season of Docs Journey? How and what did I do in week one? Well then, keep reading…  The Doc development phase finally and officially began on 14th September 2020. To get started with the development work, I decided toContinue reading “GSoD Weekly Summary 1”

GSoD 2020: Community Bonding Period

What is the Community Bonding Period? The Season of Docs website defines this period as: The period of time between when accepted students are announced and the time these students are expected to start understanding the work and start documentation. This time is an excellent one to introduce students to the community, get them onContinue reading “GSoD 2020: Community Bonding Period”

Moment of Truth: Google Season of Docs for 2020 selected participants announced!

16th August 2020 is going to be my favorite day now onwards. You know why? Because on this day after a nerve-wracking long wait, at 11:00 PM the Google Season of Docs selected participants list was announced. I was pretty nervous and kept praying as I desperately wanted this. At 11:01 PM, just before IContinue reading “Moment of Truth: Google Season of Docs for 2020 selected participants announced!”

Ever heard about a program that encourages technical writers to contribute to open source documentation?

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Google launched its pilot program for <strong>Season of Docs (GSoD)</strong> around April 2020. I came to know about the GSoD through a friend and I really got excited about it because it is the first-ever program that brings open source to the world of tech writing. Google launched its pilot program for Season ofContinue reading “Ever heard about a program that encourages technical writers to contribute to open source documentation?”

Taking my Google Season of Docs contributions further…

What is the next step after your first contribution?  Generally it is suggested  to go with a minimum of 2 and maximum 3 projects to start work with when planning your participation with a program like Google Season of Docs. However, I felt that it’s reasonable to focus on only one project during the applicationContinue reading “Taking my Google Season of Docs contributions further…”

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