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Wanted: Technical Writers with Free Time and an Altruistic Spirit

Posted At: July 8, 2010 6:07 PM | Posted By: Michael Labriola
Related Categories: Adobe Flex, FlexUnit, Projects

As many of you know, I am the project lead for FlexUnit 4.x. The technical side of the project is in great shape with new features, releases and tests forthcoming, however, the place we are really lagging is good documentation.

Right now the FlexUnit team is quite small and 120% of our time is occupied with development and user support. Unfortunately this means that the best engineered plans for good documentation seem to get farther behind as the days go on.

We are looking for a few people who would be willing to own large chunks of the documentation. We would arrange conference calls as needed with the developers of key sections to talk through approach, technical details and future plans. The goal would be to ensure you have a full understanding and access to anyone you need when writing. Ultimately, it would also give you a few things.

First, you would have unlimited access to learn FlexUnit at a very, very deep level. Second, you could help create a volume of work (I am hoping we can produce both wiki content and eventually a comprehensive PDF book) which will continue to be attributed to you. Third, that attribution plus future recommendations from myself and others on the team and in this industry are guaranteed (and very helpful for future interviews).

Anyone who is seriously interested should leave a comment on this post and I will reach out to you immediately.

If you want to take a look at our current efforts, head over to docs.flexunit.org

Thanks,
Labriola

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Comments (4)

4 Responses to “Wanted: Technical Writers with Free Time and an Altruistic Spirit”

  1. ravi ramesh bisht says:

    Hey,

    A short introduction about myself. Working in adobe Flex since 2 years, but still learning many new things each day. Although never a chance to work on FlexUnit, but willing to learn it. I would be obliged to be a part of flexUnit team by involving in documentation work.

    Thanks,

  2. Hey Labriola,

    I’ve been eyeing flexunit for a while now wanting to hop in and was trying to find some better documentation… which on an Open Source projects means I should have hopped in right then. Now that I see your post I guess I really should help out. Shoot me an email so we can talk a little further about what kind of time commitment you’re looking for and such.

    Aaron (aka The guy who lugged around all your quarters at 360 San Jose ;)

  3. Randy says:

    Having written for PC Mag (4 years) and over 28 years of software coding experience. I would be willing to write some technical documentation, with the understanding I would learn from the experience. I currently, know Java, most of the visual studio coding languages, of course Flex 3 and 4. I love complex coding techniques, but understand that simple is genius.
    Randy

  4. Costin says:

    Oke! I have few extra hours a week to dedicate to unit testing. Hope I can be of help.

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