Episode 27

GSOD with Xiaoya & Jaskirat


29 January 2021

37 mins 25 secs

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About this Episode


Georg Link | Matt Snell | Aastha Bist


Xiaoya Xia
Jaskirat Singh



Show notes

[00:02:15] Xiaoya introduces herself, how she came to CHAOSS, what it was like to apply to the Google Season of Docs, and why she chose this project.

[00:04:26] Matt and Aastha tell us what the Diversity & Inclusion Badging Program is about and what the status was before Xiaoya started her project.

[00:08:50] Xiaoya tells us her experience coming into this project and deciding what the final outcome will look like.

[00:10:30] Xiaoya shares with us some of the trials and tribulations and how she overcame any challenges.

[00:12:19] Aastha asks Xiaoya how she’s going forward with this project and what her future plans are. She also tells us if she would do it again and if she would recommend other technical writers to the project.

[00:19:49] Jaskirat introduces himself and tells us his background. He also tells us what it was about the CHAOSS project specifically that connected with your past experiences.

[00:23:01] Jaskirat tells us all about his project.

[00:26:51] We learn how Jaskirat got started with the project application process.

[00:30:53] We find out how Jaskirat’s project evolved from the starting point to the completion. He also tells us about the Community Handbook and what his next steps are going forward.

[00:33:30] Jaskirat tells us where we can find him online to connect with him.

Value Adds (Picks) of the week

  • [00:15:40] Matt’s pick is a WASD Keyboard.
  • [00:16:07] Xiaoya’s pick is taking a short break to visit her family.
  • [00:33:59] Georg’s pick is a tv show THE ORVILLE.
  • [00:34:26] Matt’s second pick is the home search with his fiancé.
  • [00:34:47] Aastha’s pick is levelling up her freehand drawing skills.
  • [00:35:17] Jaskirat’s pick is learning and researching robotics stuff.


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“How my big mistake led me to success in open source,” by Jaskirat Singh
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You Can Draw in 30 Days: The Fun, Easy Way to Learn to Draw in One Month or Less by Mark Kistler
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