Collaborative Docsummit between BSDCan/PGCon

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This page describes the 2012 Joint Documentation Summit, to be held on Sunday, May 13 in Ottawa, Canada. The Summit is being held at the BSDCan/PGCon venue on the Sunday between the two conferences in order to allow collaboration between attendees of either conference. You do not need to be a doc committer in order to attend the Joint Documentation Summit as it is open to anyone within a BSD or the PostgreSQL community who is interested in documentation (including man pages, Guides/Handbooks, FAQs, publications, website material, press releases, and other marketing material) or translations. Due to the permissions used by this wiki, only FreeBSD committers have write access. Please contact or if you would like to register for this event. Please include your email address, project affiliation, and doc interests in your registration request.

The goal of the Joint Documentation Summit is to provide an opportunity for the BSD and PostgreSQL communities to discuss their documentation successes and weaknesses, the tools they use or are planning to use, how to attract new people to documentation, the types of documentation that are most useful to a project's users, and other topics of interest to doc, www, and marketing teams.





Interests / Notes

Benedict Reuschling

bcr at freebsd dot org


translations, publications, EPUB versions of documentation, PostgreSQL

Dru Lavigne

dru at freebsd dot org


doc generation, publications, marketing

Adam Thompson

athompso at athompso dot net

FreeNAS, pfsense, PostgreSQL

Gabrielle Roth

gorthx at gmail dot com


doc generation, will attend remotely

Hiroki Sato

hrs at freebsd dot org


Jim Brown

jimbyg at gmail dot com

BSD Certification



just be a "fly on the wall"


wblock at freebsd dot org



gavin at freebsd dot org



daichi at freebsd dot org


Scott Murphy

info at arroweye dot com

Matthew Story

matthewstory at gmail dot com


The intent of this Summit is to promote discussion and to learn from the experiences of other doc teams. Accordingly, the agenda is open-ended and will evolve according to the interests of the participants. Please arrive before 9:00 so we can start on time. The end time is flexible and will most likely flow into the restaurant/pub selected for dinner.

NOTE: times listed are local to Ottawa (EDT, or UTC/GMT -4 hours).

Lunch will not be provided but will be discussed during the Welcome period. Options include a Subway across the street or ordering takeout.



9:00 - 9:15

Welcome and Introductions

9:15 - 10:30

Each participating project has 15 minutes to provide an overview of how their docs are managed

10:30 - 11:00

Brainstorming session to prioritize the topics of interest

11:00 - 12:00

Topic 1

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 17:00ish

To be determined by topics of interest

Venue, Registration Fee, and Sponsorship

This event will be held in POR 106: Internet will be available and we hope to have skype or some other type of conferencing available for those who can only attend remotely. If you are interested in providing a conference bridge or in videotaping the session for the benefit of those who can not attend, let us know.

Attendees will be responsible for their own lunch, dinner, coffee, snacks, etc.

There is a $50 fee for the room. Please bring $5 to assist with this cost.


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