There's a conference coming up in Cincinnati Ohio USA that might be of interest for Drupal Docs folks, in June:
I probably won't be able to attend (just got back from "WriteTheDocs" in Portland), but it sounds interesting.
ApacheCon NA 2013 is February 26th – 28th, in Portland Oregon. There is a "Documentation: Don't be Afraid" session Tuesday 2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m. http://na.apachecon.com/schedule/presentation/135/
Just a heads up in case anyone in the area wanted to attend.
There's a conference coming up in Portland called "Write The Docs". I don't know much about it (Lee tweeted it on the @drupaldocs Twitter feed so I thought I'd post here too)...
I'm considering going, depending on the cost, logistics, etc., since Portland is not too far away from where I live. How about anyone else?
This is an announcement I received today by email... I met some of last year's attendees at this event, and they all said it was great!
The Documentation Group also applied last year to do a book, and we weren't selected. I'm personally not interested in putting together a proposal for this year (especially since I'm not the Docs Team Leader any more), but if there's a group that wants to make a proposal, you might discuss that here to coordinate. You'd need to make sure to have several people who are free to attend on those dates.
Anyway, here's the announcement:Read more
I am very happy to announce that I (finally!) am publishing my book Drupal 7 – the Essentials in the documentation section on drupal.org!
The book covers basic and advanced site building with Drupal core, Views, Flag, Rules, Page manager and Panels. So far only "part A" (74 of 324 pages) are published, but I hope to finish it before the end of the week.
If you're curious, check out http://drupal.org/node/1576418.Read more
Hello Documentation Team!
As you probably have noticed, the Documentation Team is no longer taking full responsibility for maintaining/writing/editing the Community Documentation (recently renamed -- http://drupal.org/documentation). As part of the effort to move this responsibility out of the Documentation Team and into the Community at large, we are mostly trying not to use Documentation issues to report problems. Instead, we're encouraging people to edit the pages directly, or at least add a comment and change the page status.Read more
One of the things that I find really fiddly with writing documentation is making sure lines wrap to 80 characters. I find it really breaks my flow of concentration to be always watching for when to hit return or even go back when a word turns out to be too long and then type a space-star-space (how on earth people did it in the days of manual typewriters... I guess we're just spoilt with technology nowadays!).Read more
Some of you may have heard that I wanted to organize an API docs cleanup sprint... Well, here it is:
The idea is to have a sprint over the next couple of weeks, and get the Drupal Core API documentation to conform better to our documentation standards. All the instructions are on the issue... please feel free to post general questions here, but otherwise, discussions about specific documentation, standards, etc. are better off on the issue queue.
Let's get this done!