In today’s meeting, we revisited ticket #159 on organizing a Fedora Docs hack-fest to encourage new contributions to Fedora’s Quick Docs user documentation. We wanted to open a cross-team conversation with Fedora Docs and the Join SIG (especially since the Join SIG has recently had discussion on similar ideas).
Run a 2-3 “hackathon”-style event to improve Fedora quick docs, targeting Fedora support groups to help improve Fedora’s documentation
There’s several knowledgeable people in all of our support groups. They get a lot of feedback from users and they are usually the first ones to help someone find a fix. A great pool of knowledgeable writers for things like quickdocs could be from this pool of people who spend so much time already answering a “live support”-style version of the content already in quickdocs.
I was thinking of ways to mobilize this group of people to contribute to something like quickdocs, so it could be a unified place of reference for all of our support groups, even ones we don’t have actual Fedora contributors in (kind of a cool way to insure giving up firmness in letting people self-organize things like this with our name).
See ticket #159 for more details.
How to move forward on this
It would be nice to have 2-3 people working on this together, since both outreach and planning for engagement are equally important to be successful. Some implementation ideas are in the ticket already, but I wanted to open up some discussion about this and maybe consider things we can start doing today to make this idea possible.
I was planning to take on this ticket in 2019, but I’m happy to support others in working on this and to provide advice and guidance where necessary (but I won’t have time to lead on this before 2019).
What do others think about this idea? Is it a good idea or too crazy? What can we do to start making it happen?