The 2019 Season of Docs program finished on March 6, 2020. See timeline.
This page includes logos and content that you can use when talking about Season of Docs. Please feel free to spread the word about the program and about your interest in it. You can tweet about the program, post updates on social media, write blog posts, publish videos, or host meetups in your area.
These flyers can be used to promote Season of Docs and get technical writers interested in applying to the program:
Logo and icon
These logos and icons are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 Unported License.
In summary, the above license means that you are welcome to do what you like with the logo provided you do not change it beyond resizing it. You are, for example, welcome to put the logo on your website or use it on a flyer advertising your organization's participation in the program. If you want to use the logo in a presentation, that's great, provided you don't charge people to come and see you talk.
Logo assets and brand guidelines to download:
The above zip file includes the logos and icons shown on this page, as well as additional color variations, file formats, and image sizes.
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Secondary logo (with program name to the side) for use on a light background:
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Email template for inviting technical writers to apply for Season of Docs
Do you know anyone who is a good candidate to participate as a technical writer in Season of Docs? You can use the sample email message below to help advertise the program. Consider sending the email message to appropriate professional groups, colleagues, or friends.
Season of Docs (g.co/seasonofdocs) is Google's annual program that fosters collaboration between open source projects and technical writers. It's happening for the first time in 2019!
Season of Docs is a unique program that pairs technical writers with open source mentors to introduce the technical writer to an open source community and provide guidance while the writer works on a real world open source project. The technical writer in turn provides documentation expertise to the open source organization.
Projects can cover a wide range of fields including Cloud computing, operating systems, graphics, medicine, programming languages, robotics, science, security and many more. Season of Docs is not a recruiting program or an internship but it does provide an invaluable experience and looks great on a resume!
From April 30, 2019 you can see the list of participating open source organizations on the Season of Docs website at g.co/seasonofdocs. The application period for technical writers opens on May 29, 2019 and ends on June 28, 2019.
This year's Season of Docs is a pilot that accepts only a limited number of applications, so don't wait to the last minute to prepare!
Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use the tag #SeasonOfDocs when promoting your ideas on social media. To include the tech writing and open source communities, add #WriteTheDocs, #techcomm, #TechnicalWriting, and #OpenSource.