As an intern of the Outreach Program for Women Interns I was invited to the Open Help Conference (June 3 -5, 2011) by Shaun McCance. So this is a great opportunity for facing time with the GNOME team, and that could be an extremely productive experience, doing it right at the beginning of the internship :)
The Open Help Conference has a strong focus on open collaboration and community-generated help, including documentation and support in open source projects, community documentation efforts in commercial projects, and active user communication and feedback through social media… I’m so fit with these topics documentation since I am a part of the Gnome documentation team (with Phil Bull as my mentor).
Also, the GNOME team is planning a documentation hackfest during the post-conference, on June 6th-8th… I’d like to be there, that is why I am applying for the sponsorship and act quickly to travel as soon as possible because this is in less than a month. I hope to get funding by GNOME this time in exceptional circumstances, I have already finish my studies in university. I do support in labs in my university during these days, but I’m pretty sure that soon I will be able to afford to go on trips that aren’t work related or paid for by someone else.
* Gnome offer pays for travel and lodging. They do not pay for food or the conference registration. The whole details to get sponsored by gnome: https://live.gnome.org/Travel