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Akshat

Hey, I think you should have a look at Google Season Of Docs :)

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Amruta Ranade Author • Edited on

Yes! I am one of the mentors for Hydra Ecosystem's Season of Docs project :) And I found them on Dev.to!

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Akshat

Oiiii!! That's great. I'll be trying as a student, any tips for me ma'am? 😃

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Amruta Ranade Author

Awesome! You can start by taking a look at our project ideas page: hydraecosystem.org/seasonofdocs-2019

The list is just a starting point - feel free to propose a project not listed here. I will be happy to help you brainstorm ideas as well.

Oh, and call me Amruta :)

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Akshat

Thank you for sharing the link, will surely go through it briefly. Also, do I need to compulsorily have past technical writing experience for participating?

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Amruta Ranade Author

I don't think so..but let me check with the Season of Docs organizers and get back to you.

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Akshat

Okay, thank you :D

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Amruta Ranade Author

Hey..the organizer said, "Tech writing experience is preferred, but the open source organization can choose any applicant that suits their needs."

I would be happy to help non-tech-writers contribute to the project, so feel free to send in a proposal!

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Itachi Uchiha

Hi, can you give me more details about Season of Docs?

I might try to join an organization :)

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Amruta Ranade Author

I would love to know your strategy to select a project. Working on a video about choosing an open source project and would love your input :)

The strategy I use and the one I am recommending in the video is to ask myself the following questions:

  • What is my intention for contributing docs?
  • Am I the right fit for the project?
  • Does the team seem to value good docs?

Does this strategy sound reasonable?

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Akshat

Hey Ali,
You can find full info here: developers.google.com/season-of-docs/