Atlanta Write the Docs Meetup Hacktoberfest Documentation Project, Session 4
October 24, 2020 10 AM to 2 PM EDT
Theme: Process Visualization
The Atlanta Write the Docs Meetup is hosting events throughout the month of Hacktoberfest in order to help open source projects with their documentation. Our events are open and welcoming to anyone who wants to contribute to the documentation for open source projects, no matter where you're located. You can participate as little or as much as you want. Everyone is welcome, and everyone is here to learn and enjoy themselves.
More information on Hacktoberfest here: Hacktoberfest home
What We'll Accomplish
This week's event is a doc sprint, where we work together or individually on open source documentation issues posted by project maintainers. We'll also review an easy method for capturing process information visually, and in a way that your business partners will want to own and maintain it.
Rules of the Road
This event is covered by the Write the Docs Code of Conduct, which states that "we are dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and harassment-free space and experience for all community participants." You can find more information at the link above.
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM - Six Simple Things You Need to Know to Model a Process, with Q&A. Speaker: Barbara Summerville
Complex process narratives can be expressed in a way that almost anyone can comprehend through the use of six symbols and a few simple modeling rules.
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Brief review of work, lessons learned.
Participants will have a chance to discuss issues they may have encountered since the last session, and share insights about the projects they tackled.
11:00 AM to 1:50 PM - Writing Session.
Participants will have time to work on open source projects either individually or in small groups. Individuals and teams are free to pull your own projects. We recommend the searches below as a starting point. Of course we'll assist if needed.
Hacktoberfest GitHub searches for documentation issues
Note - you have to have a GitHub account in order for these searches to work. Otherwise they will return a 404 page.
Hacktoberfest - labeled "documentation"
Hacktoberfest - labeled "documentation," "good first issue," "help wanted"
Hacktoberfest - all issues labeled "Hacktoberfest"
1:50 PM to 2:00 PM - Review and Next Steps.
We’ll end the session by quickly reviewing what we learned and the expectations for the next session.