We will be running a Doc sprint all day on the 31st in tandem with the Code sprint. There will be a planning BoF on August 28 from 11am - noon in the Cisco room.
We have plenty of tasks for everyone: coders, designers, admins, whatever. Newbies are especially wanted!
We will include everyone not physically at the sprint by having some scheduled meeting times in the #drupal-docs IRC channel for particular topics and posting updates to the docs mail list throughout the day.
Here is the current list of tasks and topics, which will be expanded and clarified at the planning BoF. Feel free to add comments with other suggestions.
Issue queue cleanup and new category organization
New docs to be written...
Section reviews (esp. good for newbies)
Docs style guide review
For coder types: api.drupal.org fixes and code review
Topics for discussion
Getting started section and the "official" docs concept
Ideas to manage i18n
"Versioned" sections that apply to more than version
4.7 and older docs/the Archive book
Ways to incentivize/acknowledge doc contributions