[UbuntuWomen] GlobalJam, who's going?

Elizabeth Krumbach lyz at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 6 17:16:16 UTC 2010

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 2:04 AM, Matthew East <mdke at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Sorry, I've only just noticed this - awesome! How did the session go?
> Was there any feedback that the ubuntu-doc team could benefit from?

Possibly. Early on in the jam Jono and I had a chat about how we can
lend support to the docs team and he dropped an email to Jesse of
-docs and Benjamin of -manual about collaborating more. I'd really
like to see the profile of the project raised in the next cycle, you
guys do great work and I know you always need more volunteers.

The main things that came out of discussions with folks at the meeting:

1. There is still confusion about wiki.ubuntu.com vs
help.ubuntu.com/community ("and wait, there is doc.ubuntu.com too?").
Not sure that the docs team can do anything about this, but the
confusion does exist.

2. While contributing to things like IRC and forums is easy - indeed,
some people even write tutorials in these mediums (-classroom
sessions, forum threads with how-tos and guides) - it was expressed
that the path to contributing to the docs team, or even to
h.u.c/community, was unclear and "seems difficult." So there is a
tendency to look around for a bit and then just go the "easy" route of
posting documentation on their blog or in a forum. I'd be happy to
discuss this more with the docs team and offer some "outside
perspective" if it's deemed worthwhile.

> Have you got any logs that could be of use for similar Jam
> presentations about documentation in the future?

No logs since this was a presentation, but I did toss together a
pamphlet with a list of resources which I'm sure could be improved
upon and added to spreadubuntu or something:


Elizabeth Krumbach // Lyz // pleia2

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