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Documentation Academy Aims to Empower Open Source Newcomers

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A group of professionals will offer guidance, answer questions, and ensure that newcomers contribute to projects.

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In a step towards inclusivity and collaboration, Canonical announced the launch of its Open Documentation Academy, scheduled to kick off on Friday (March 1). Canonical aims to bridge the gap for those aspiring to contribute to open source projects. The initiative promises to provide a lifeline to those who often find the door to participation closed, not for lack of skill, but for lack of guidance and accessible entry points.

The heart of this initiative lies in its commitment to lowering the barriers that newcomers face when attempting to contribute to open source projects. By offering a curated list of documentation tasks ranging from testing and fixing tutorials to updating outdated content, Canonical provides a clear pathway for those new to the scene.

Canonical's invitation is open to all who wish to contribute to the open source ecosystem through documentation. The initiative aims to demystify the process of contributing to open source projects, making it more accessible, and by extension, more diverse. It's a call to action for those who have stood on the sidelines, unsure of how to participate.

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