|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.