Syncing Google docs to create/update Wiki pages and/or .md files

I have a large customer base that includes developers and non-developers alike who share a common vision for open source. The only issue is that many of the non-developers would rather keep their none-code-content (i.e. support documentation) in a Google doc rather than learn markup for use in creating Github wikis and/or .md files. Is there a free integration that would allow them to sync content living in a Google doc to a Github wiki page and/or md file?

Use Case 1: .md files

I have a Google doc that outlines the content I want to see in the README file. I want to be able to sync this doc to the README file of that project repo and have the content transferred w/out me having to do any manual edits in Github.

Use Case 2: wiki pages

I have a Google doc that outlines the content I want to see in a wiki page. I want to be able to sync this doc to the projects wiki and have the content transferred w/out me having to do any manual edits in Github.

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Hey! This is not something that GitHub supports out of the box. You may be able to achieve this behavior with a 3rd part application or via the Google Docs API: https://developers.google.com/docs/api/

How do i integrate the google doc API to github??

Were you able to work this out.
If yes, please recommend proferred solution.
Thanks.

Update: I’ve created a document outlining how I addressed this issue. You can find it here.