Ubuntu Documentation Team Roundtable June 2014

Registered by Svetlana Belkin on 2014-05-30

This blueprint is for the UOS 14.06 and will contain goals for the cycle.

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Svetlana Belkin
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[gunnarhj] Entering a few topics to be considered:
* Howto get more contributors
* Procedure for getting info about user visible desktop changes
* Possible poll about the use of the desktop guide

[belkinsa] Following the same thing!
*Survey of who is using the Docs to see if we need them
*Global Jam Plans

[gunnarhj] Unfortunately there is another concurrent session which I will attend instead of the docs team roundtable one. I have added the work item which I took on the May 7 meeting. Also, as my input to the poll/survey discussion, please see this ubuntu-doc message:
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-doc/2014-June/018962.html

From TOM: Search Engine Optimisation
Many search engines value content over "keywords". Which sites' coverage do we want to  improve? Are there other, better ways to do this?

Discussion:

Poll idea:
server docs are not shipped, but are just online
polling might be a bit hard, if we want to reach both online and offline kind of people (selection of poll group)

Timing is hard, deadlines tight
We could talk to the TB to see if we can bend the freeze dates somewhat, so we can add articles later on or fix and improve stuff to buy us more time.
This would need coordination with the translators, so they don't translate docs which are still in the process of being fixed.

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
[gunnarhj] Put the how to get involved with team link on help.ubuntu.com: DONE
[belkinsa] Get the page more discovered https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DocumentationTeam/SystemDocumentation/UbuntuDesktopGuide : DONE
[belkinsa] Improve "Getting Started" documentation and put it somewhere more discoverable: DONE
[knome] help adding good-looking links/instructions on the community help wiki frontpage: TODO
[belkinsa] Clean up documentation team wiki: DONE
[belkinsa] Get the month meetings going: DONE
[gunnarhj] Work out a procedure for developers to get updates to Doc Team: TODO
[bregma] circulate updates to ubuntu-doc when major features land/change: TODO

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