On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 8:38 AM David Mertz <mertz@gnosis.cx> wrote:
Hi Folks,

I hereby volunteer to write "What's New for Python 3.5?" if folks on python-dev are fine with me taking the job (i.e. I ran it by Travis, my boss at Continuum, and he's happy to allow me to do that work within my salaried hours... so having time isn't a problem).

If this is OK with the powers-that-be, I'll coordinate with David Murray on how best to take over this task from him.


Thanks, David...

On Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 8:51 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan@gmail.com> wrote:
On 6 July 2015 at 12:42, David Mertz <mertz@gnosis.cx> wrote:
> I think I might be able to "volunteer" for the task of writing/editing the
> "What's New in 3.5" docs.  I saw David's comment on it today, so obviously
> haven't yet had a chance to run it by my employer (Continuum Analytics), but
> I have a hunch they would allow me to do it at least in large part as paid
> time.  I am experienced as a technical writer, follow python-dev, write
> about new features, but am *not*, however, my self an existing core
> developer.

I think the last point may be a positive rather than a negative when
it comes to effectively describing new features :)

> If there is interest in this, or at least it seems plausible, I can run it
> by my employer tomorrow to see about getting enough time allocated (using
> David Murray's past experience as a guideline for what's likely to be
> needed).

That would be very helpful! I'd definitely be able to find the time to
review and merge updates, it's the research-and-writing side that
poses a problem for me (appreciating a task is worth doing isn't the
same thing as wanting to do it myself!).


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