Write Code. Save Lives.

OpenMRS is excited to be a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Docs™ 2019! Since 2007, we've enjoyed participating in this great program and we're extremely excited about the projects and mentorship opportunities available this year. Coding for OpenMRS is a great way to practice your coding skills and, at the same time, help benefit people in developing countries who are on the front lines of the battle against HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and other public health challenges. For a more detailed history of who were are and what we do, please see here.

On this page ....
  • Introduction
  • Program Timeline
  • Project Ideas
  • Participants and Roles
  • Expectations of Technical Writers
  • Expectations of Mentors
  • Have Additional Questions ?
  • Application Requirements & Questions


Welcome to Season of Docs!

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Fostering open source collaboration with technical writers

Current phase:
Program announced. See timeline.

The goals of Season of Docs are to give technical writers an opportunity to gain experience in contributing to open source projects, and to give open source projects an opportunity to engage the technical writing community.

During the program, technical writers spend a few months working closely with an open source community. They bring their technical writing expertise to the project's documentation, and at the same time learn about open source and new technologies.

The open source projects work with the technical writers to improve the project's documentation and processes. Together they may choose to build a new documentation set, or redesign the existing docs, or improve and document the open source community's contribution procedures and onboarding experience.

Together, we raise public awareness of open source docs, of technical writing, and of how we can work together to the benefit of the global open source community.

Program Timeline

See here for more info on the full GSoD 2019 program timeline.

How does it work?

Here's the high-level workflow of the Season of Docs program:

The timeline shows the details of the steps involved and the key dates.

Participants and roles

Below are the primary groups of people who take part in Season of Docs and the role each group plays in the program:

Expectations of Technical Writers

Project Ideas

Project NameMentorWiki Page
Create Github Documentation for REST API

Developing Document templates for all OMRS content

Review and Refactor existing Wiki to be more User profile driven

Next steps

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