Exactly one month from now, a team of CiviCRM developers, implementors and users will sprint to update 'Understanding CiviCRM: A Guide for Non-profits'. We've heard from lots of folks that to have this free online book as a learning resource is really important. And we're pretty excited about this sprint, especially given the amount we achieved last time.
There is lots to update and improve and we'd like your input to make the new version of the book as useful as possible to you. There are a few ways in which you can help now.
- Feedback to us on the current book. What did you like and what wasn't so good. What bits were missing, and what was unnecessary or confusing? Please add your comments on the book sprint wiki page.
- Volunteer to help remotely during the sprint. If you can't join us for the sprint, there are still ways to help before during and after. If you have some hours that you could contribute during the sprint, let us know by commenting below. We're going to buddy up remote contributors with people in the room to make it easier to co-ordinate remote contributions.
Some of the our aims at the moment are
- Complete coverage of new CiviCRM functionality (we didn't get to some components and features last time, and of course new features have been added since!)
- Restructuring / rewriting some of the weaker sections of the book (based on your feedback!)
- Upgrading all sections to reflect 3.2 functionality and 'future-proofing' content
- Re ordering and restructuring some sections and chapters
So let us know how we can make the book work best for you, and get ready to order yourself a shiny new copy of Understanding CiviCRM!
PS. You can read previous blog posts about the booksprint by clicking the book sprint category below.