Sprinting is for Everyone

July 14th, 2017 by  | Comments Off on Sprinting is for Everyone

New to sprinting? Not a coder? Not to worry — there is something for everyone at a PKP sprint.

PKP sprints typically focus on rapid code development for our open source publishing applications, with small, self-organized teams working together to solve common software issues or make enhancements that will benefit everyone. But good software development also involves requirements gathering, UI prototyping, UX evaluation, and other non-coding tasks. So you don’t need to know PHP or MySQL to contribute to the future of OJS!

In addition to software development, we also need to revise our existing documentation and write new ones as part of PKP’s ongoing documentation efforts. Have an area that you would like to see better explained as part of PKP’s documentation? Here’s your chance to contribute!

At this year’s conference in Montréal, we’re focusing on the creation of a second edition of our popular Getting Found, Staying Found document, originally written in 2006 and in desperate need of a refresh. Be part of helping us to help others to learn about the value of getting an ISSN, how to register for DOIs, enhance their SEO, avoid being mistaken for a predatory journal, and much, much more. Contributors will receive an authoring/contribution credit and the new guide will be published online by PKP. If you are interested in participating in this, please contact Roger Gillis (rcgillis@publicknowledgeproject.org) for further details.

Registration for the sprint is free (use the Sprint Only option if you don’t plan to attend the PKP Conference), so please consider joining us in Montréal. I’ll buy you dinner.

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