We are glad to have Dr. Frank Peters, Information Products Manager coming to Bangalore next week for FOSS.IN. Frank will speak on "OpenOffice.org Documentation Project".
More about Dr. Frank Peters:
Frank Peters is a manager in the Information Products Group of Sun Microsystems working on Desktop documentation from Hamburg, Germany. He is co-leading Sun's documentation efforts for open source software inside IPG enabling technical writer groups to adapt easily to the open source mindset and allow efficient work in open source communities. Frank has been working on OpenOffice.org and StarOffice documentation since 2001 and co-leads the OpenOffice.org documentation project. Frank has 10+ years working experience in hardware and software technical documentation and holds a degree in Chemistry.
Summary of Frank's talk: OpenOffice Documentation Project:
The talk will introduce the OpenOffice.org Documentation project and describe its importance as part of the OpenOffice.org community effort. The roles of the existing publication and collaboration channels, like Web, Wiki, Online Help and User Forum, as well as aspects of connecting the process of generating and maintaining user and developer documentation for OpenOffice.org with software development, release management, and localization will be described in detail. A view on the future of documentation collaboration and knowledge management will outline perspectives for working with documentation. The audience will be able to understand how documentation interacts with software development and release processes, and will be given hints for how to participate in the documentation community.
Why is Frank excited to be attending FOSS.IN?
In his own words...
There are a lot of open source enthusiasts in India. I want to enthuse some of them to be part of the growing documentation community and help users and developers to adopt OpenOffice.org around the globe.