Following Google's Summer of Code, the Blender Foundation today announced that it is offering 10 grants of €500 for people providing a substantial addition to the online documentation.
The project that is being coordinated by Timothy (timmeh) Wakeham will focus on the following areas:
- Blender Basics Bootcamp - this will involve detailed introductions to the main parts of Blender, possibly graduating into some more advanced topics.
- Updates since 2.3 - detailed documentation of a specific set of features in Blender, which may include more advanced topics, aiming towards documenting major features since the 2.3 manual, possibilities such as softbodies, fluids, new animation system, etc etc.
For those of you who are interested, write down the following dates in your diary:
- May 19: project outline defined, start submitting proposals
- June 10: closing date for proposals
- June 15: announcement of the granted proposals
Further information is available on the new BSoD forum on blender.org.
While the Blender Wiki documentation collaboration is already very succesful, I'm sure that this is going to give the Blender manual a boost of a different magnitude. Together with the Google Summer of Code, this is going to be another great summer for Blender!