During this year's Computers and Writing Online Conference, Collaborvention 2011, Writing Spaces is sponsoring a "writing sprint" to create a Web Writing Style Guide for undergraduate writing classes. From The Writing Spaces Web Writing Style Guide Writing Sprint CFP,
It’s becoming a common feature in open source project conferences and unconferences alike: the code sprint. Open source unconference attendees get together and produce a much needed programming resource for their community by the end of their conference. Digital rhetoricians can do this, too, by focusing on building teaching resources we could use in the classroom. Instead of a code sprint, we can conduct a writing sprint.
Over the duration of Collaborvention 2011, Writing Spaces will host a collaborative writing event to produce a Creative Commons-licensed web writing guide for undergraduate writers. We invite all writing teachers--graduate students and faculty alike--with experience incorporating writing for the web in their classes (e.g., first year writing, business communication, web design, multimedia writing, etc.) or who write for the web regularly themselves, to participate in the construction of this open educational resource.
The first stage of the writing sprint will involve a "garage band style jam via Google Docs" to produce a solid draft. Then, using Google Docs' new discussion features, the conference participants will review and refine the manuscript. Following the f2f Computers and Writing 2011 Conference, we'll do a quick copy editing phase and publish the Web Writing Style Guide in HTML, PDF, and epub.