Timeline for Season of Docs 2019

Program announcement March 11, 2019
Season of Docs program announced
Organization applications April 2, 2019 at 20:00 UTC
Mentoring organizations can begin submitting applications to Google
April 23, 2019 at 20:00 UTC
Deadline for organization applications
April 23 - April 29, 2019
Google program administrators review organization applications
Organizations announced April 30, 2019 at 12:00 UTC
Google publishes the list of accepted mentoring organizations
Technical writer exploration April 30 - May 28, 2019
Interested technical writers discuss project ideas with mentoring organizations
Technical writer applications May 29, 2019 at 18:00 UTC
Start of technical writer application period
June 28, 2019 at 18:00 UTC
Deadline for technical writer applications
June 28, 2019 - July 23, 2019
Proposal review period for organizations
July 23, 2019 at 20:00 UTC
Deadline for project selections by organizations
July 23, 2019 - August 6, 2019
Proposal review period for Google
Technical writing projects announced August 6, 2019 at 22:00 UTC
Google announces the accepted technical writer projects (date changed - was July 30)
Community bonding August 7 - September 1, 2019
Technical writers get to know mentors, get up to speed with the open source organization, and refine their projects in collaboration with mentors
Doc development September 2, 2019
Doc development officially begins!
September 2, 2019 - November 22, 2019
Technical writers work on their project with guidance from mentors
Project finalization and evaluation November 25 - 29, 2019 at 18:00 UTC
Final week: Technical writers submit their final work products and their mentor evaluations
December 2 - 6, 2019 at 18:00 UTC
Mentors submit their evaluations of the success of the projects and their experience working with the technical writers
Results announced December 10, 2019
Google announces the results of Season of Docs 2019
Long-running projects February 24 - 28, 2020 at 18:00 UTC
Final week for long-running projects: technical writers and mentors submit their final work products and evaluations
March 6, 2020
Google adds the long-running projects to the results of Season of Docs 2019

All dates are in UTC time zone.

Want to know more?

Here are some guides to get you started:

  • Technical writer guide: Interested in developing open source documentation as part of the Season of Docs program? This guide is for you.
  • Organization administrator guide: This guide shows you how to manage your open source organization's participation in Season of Docs.
  • Mentor guide: Want to mentor a technical writer's project for your open source organization? This guide is for you.