Outreachy: Internship wrap-up
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It's the last week of my Outreachy internship with Wagtail. My appreciation goes out to Outreachy for giving me this lifetime experience.
This internship gave me my first paid professional experience as a technical writer. Also, working on the Wagtail user guide documentation project, as an Outreachy intern gave me my first experience with software documentation.
Furthermore, I have gained many valuable skills by working on the Wagtail user guide documentation. Among these skills are:
software and information architecture
advanced writing skills
Python programming language
Django web framework
Besides gaining valuable skills during this internship, working with some of the most experienced professionals I've ever met as mentors is exciting. The most exciting experience I had while working on the Wagtail user guide was getting to present to Wagtail's core team. That single experience instilled in me a lot of confidence.
Progress update on the Wagtail user guide documentation
The Wagtail user guide documentation project remains unfinished. I was able to do the following on the Wagtail user guide documentation:
Improve the architecture of the documentation.
Implement a style guide.
Revamp the existing content.
Introduced a new Concepts section.
The tasks remaining in the user guide documentation are as follows:
Add a quickstart tutorial.
Add the content for the Reference section of the documentation.
Implement an internal navigation that shows which section of a page a user is reading.
To aid future contributors, I have submitted some reports as issues on the Wagtail user guide documentation repository. The reports serve as references for subsequent contributors interested in working on the project.
My post-Outreachy plans
Outreachy has shown me how quickly I can learn and get things done if I'm an active member of a functioning community. After Outreachy, I intend to work on the Wagtail developer documentation. I also intend to continue learning the core technologies used in building the Wagtail CMS.