Season of Docs is a program that brings technical writers and open source projects together for a few months to work on open source documentation.
Particle physics is an exciting field where large collaborations of scientists collect and analyze petabytes data from high-energy physics experiments, such as the Large Hadron Collider, hosted at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. Some of the questions that we collectively ask are:
To answer these questions, particle physicists build software to simulate and analyze what happens in particle physics detectors.
Since 2011, CERN has participated in other Google initiatives such as Google Summer of Code (GSoC), first as a small organization (CERN-SFT) and later as an umbrella organization (CERN-HSF) to involve the high-energy physics community. Given the good results in the past under the GSoC program, CERN-HSF is eager to participate in this year and future editions of Season of Docs.
For candidate technical writers interested in our project proposal, please take your time to first read it thoroughly and visit the links advertised. In case the content attracts your interest and you have ideas on how you may contribute, contact by mail directly the mentors listed at the end of each proposal. Please introduce yourself and attach your curriculum, which ideally contains references to some of your notable technical writing contributions. Note that all our projects require some previous experience in this area.
Jakob Blomer Jakob.Blomer@cern.ch CERN