Posts by Write the Docs Team

Write the Docs Newsletter – November 2018

Hi everyone! It’s Beth Aitman here, in my first issue as your newsletter editor. Hoping to continue Kelly O’Brien’s fine work bringing you news and interesting discussions from across the Write the Docs community.

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Welcome to Portland 2019

This is a landing page website for our 2019 conference.

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Welcome to Write the Docs Prague 2018!

Yet another edition of Write the Docs Prague nearly upon us! We’re excited to see you all in just a few days.

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A Few Things to Do Around the Venue

Write the Docs + Open Help Cincinnati is this weekend! We’re looking forward to seeing everybody Saturday morning. For those arriving early Friday, we’ve put together a list of things to do in Cincinnati near the venue. All of these places are easy to reach on the streetcar.

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Call for Volunteers

Each year we are blessed with an amazing team of volunteers who help with the variety of on-site operations, and the conference wouldn’t be such a success without them!

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Announcing Call for Volunteers

The conference is now only a few weeks away! We hope you’re getting geared up for an exciting (and our first ever) Write the Docs + Open Help experience in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Updates on the Unconference and Underground Tour

Write the Docs + Open Help Cincinnati is less than a month away, and we’ve got some exciting updates for you. But first, if you haven’t already, check out our great speaker lineup, and buy your tickets today.

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Announcing Details of Workshop: Tech Writing 101

We’re delighted to announce the details of a Tech Writing 101 workshop as part of the Write the Docs Australia 2018 conference!

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Ticket Update, Call for Volunteers, Job Fair

Greetings, fellow documentarians! The Prague conference is less than three months away, and we can’t wait to see you all soon! Here are the latest updates from the conference team to help you prepare.

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Write the Docs Newsletter – June 2018

Hi folks! Kelly O. here with the last issue of the newsletter until August. (In the meantime, the editorial team will be taking a wee summer break!) It’s been an exciting spring, with another successful Portland conference under our belts, and a jam-packed rest of the year laid out ahead of us!

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Announcing Australia Website, CFP, and Ticket Sales

Welcome to the official kick-off of Write the Docs Australia 2018! It’s shaping up to be another wonderful year full of great conversations and interesting talks.

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Welcome to Write the Docs Portland 2018!

Yet another edition of Write the Docs is very nearly upon us! We’re excited to see you all soon.

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Get Ready for Writing Day

Write the Docs is almost here. As usual, we’ll kick things off with the writing day on Sunday, May 6. Join hundreds of other documentarians at the Crystal Ballroom from 9am to 5pm to write your own docs, join another project, or just hang out. After spending the day writing, stay for the welcome reception starting at 5pm.

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Announcing Write the Docs + Open Help Cincinnati

Welcome to the official launch of Write the Docs + Open Help Cincinnati 2018! We are excited to announce the first-ever collaboration between Write the Docs and Open Help, coming August 18-22, 2018.

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Write the Docs Newsletter – April 2018

Hello hello! Kelly O. here, with a ton of exciting community stuff to share with you this month! There’s a lot to cover, so I’ll cut right to the chase!

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Announcing Full Schedule & Last Chance For Tickets

Hello everyone! We’re about a month out from the Portland conference and we couldn’t be more stoked! We’re writing today to a) announce the full speaker schedule, b) get the ball rolling for Writing Day sprints, and c) encourage you – if you haven’t already – to buy your tickets. We’re likely to sell out in the next day or two, so now’s your chance!

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Tickets Update, Shirts on Sale, Call for Volunteers

Greetings, fellow documentarians! The Portland conference is less than two months away, and we can’t wait to see you all soon! Here are the latest updates from the conference team to help you prepare.

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Announcing Prague Website, CFP, and Ticket Sales

Welcome to the official kick-off of Write the Docs Prague 2018! It’s shaping up to be another wonderful year full of great conversations and interesting talks.

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Write the Docs Newsletter – February 2018

Hi everybody! Kelly O. here – back in the saddle after getting through the whole OMG, it’s a different year now transition. I’m excited to report that we have a TON of stuff happening in the community. I guess we’re starting this new year off strong!

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Write the Docs Newsletter – December 2017

Hi everybody! Kelly O. here, with our last issue of 2017! It’s been a gigantic year for the Write the Docs community. Just in the last month, our members have gotten up to some amazing stuff, including:

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Write the Docs Day Australia 2017 - Recap

A big thank you to all attending our first Australian Write the Docs Day in Melbourne. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors, volunteers, speakers and attendees. We loved the time, effort and passion put in by everyone for this event.

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Announcing Write the Docs Portland CFP & Website

Welcome to the official launch of Write the Docs Portland 2018. We hope you’re getting excited – we certainly are! It’s shaping up to be another wonderful year full of great conversations and interesting talks.

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Write the Docs Newsletter – November 2017

Happy November everybody! Kelly O. here, reporting live from the coffee shop that is about to cut me off because I’ve had three flat whites in a row. But I’m considering them celebratory beverages, because we have a jam-packed month of documentation goodness to talk about.

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Welcome to Our Newest Sponsors

This conference wouldn’t happen without the help of our amazing sponsors. Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Ara Institute of Canterbury, our latest supporting organisation.

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Announcing Talks Schedule

Our website is now updated with the final schedule for the talks, so you can start planning your time at the event. Check out the Sessions page for full descriptions of the talks.

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Announcing Presentations

We’re excited to share with you the lineup for the 2017 Australian day event. Needless to say, the selection process was intense, as we had fewer than 6 slots for talks and many more awesome proposals than we can fit into the program.

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Announcing Events and Call for Volunteers

The conference is now just under two months away, and we hope you’re getting geared up for an exciting (and our first ever Down Under) Write the Docs experience in Melbourne, Australia.

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Get Ready for Write the Docs Prague 2017

We hope everyone is sufficiently excited for the conference, which is now just about two weeks away!

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Announcing Talks Schedule

Our website is now updated with the final schedule for the talks, so you can start planning your time at the conference. Check out the Sessions page for full descriptions of the talks.

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Announcing Events and Call for Volunteers

The conference is now just under two months away, and we hope you’re getting geared up for an exciting Write the Docs experience in beautiful Prague, Czech Republic.

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Announcing Presentations and Important Ticket Pricing Update

We’re excited to share with you the lineup for the 2017 Prague conference. Needless to say, the selection process was intense, as we had fewer than 20 slots for talks and many more awesome proposals than we can fit into the program.

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Write the Docs Newsletter - June 2017

Write the Docs Portland was another sold-out success! Many thanks to everyone who attended, presented, hiked, shared, discussed, and made it another great event. Videos of the presentations are now available!

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Welcome to Write the Docs Portland 2017!

The fifth (!!!) edition of our conference is finally here! We’re excited to see you all soon.

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Write the Docs Newsletter - May 2017

Write the Docs Portland is almost here! If you’re coming, we’re looking forward to welcoming you. If you can’t make it, maybe Write the Docs Prague in September? Just a thought…

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Announcing Full Schedule and Social Events

Our Portland conference is just two weeks away and we hope you’re getting excited!

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Announcing our Call for Proposals

We’re all pretty excited about Write the Docs Portland 2017, which means it is an excellent time to announce the call for proposals for Write the Docs Prague 2017, which is a little under five months away!

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Write the Docs Newsletter - April 2017

In the Northern Hemisphere, anyway. In the Southern Hemisphere, Fall has…fallen? Sounds good, let’s go with it!

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Write the Docs Newsletter - March 2017

Hello, Write the Docs! Obviously, the end of the cold season depends entirely on what coast (or continent) you’re on, but here in the western US, we’re rapidly approaching springtime – which means Write the Docs North America is right around the corner!

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Announcing Presentations and Speakers

We’re excited to share with you the lineup for the 2017 Portland conference. This year we received over 100 proposals. Needless to say, the selection process was intense, as we had fewer than 20 slots for talks.

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Announcing our Website and Ticket Sales

We’re happy to officially announce Write the Docs Prague 2017! It’s shaping up to be another wonderful year full of great conversations and interesting talks.

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New and Improved Community Code of Conduct

Greetings documentarians! As you know, Write the Docs is an incredibly diverse, friendly, and inclusive community. We continually encourage and support safe spaces in our events and online platforms.

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Write the Docs Newsletter - February 2017

Hi everybody! We’re so happy to find ourselves back in your inbox with this, the first newsletter of 2017! Although we all took some kind of break over the holiday season, we did our best to keep an eye on Slack for good newsletter nuggets – and we definitely were not disappointed! Below are some highlights from the last couple of months, and we’ll be getting back into the regular swing of things going forward. :)

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Announcing our Call for Proposals, Ticket Sales and Website

Write the Docs Portland 2017 is a little over four months away! We hope you’re getting excited – we certainly are! It’s shaping up to be another wonderful year full of great conversations and interesting talks.

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Write the Docs Newsletter - December 2016

Hello, Write the Docs! As I’m writing this, there are gentle little fairy-snowflakes drifting past my window, and it’s triggering my instinct to hibernate something fierce. On that subject, this newsletter is going to take a brief hibernation period of its own over the holiday season. But never fear! We’ll be back in your inboxes once we’ve settled into 2017 a bit.

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Write the Docs Newsletter - November 2016

Hello, Write the Docs! Let me tell ya, it’s been a jam-packed month for interesting conversations in the community. It’s been really exciting to see so much activity and engagement on the Slack channel. It’s even got us thinking about bumping the frequency of these dispatches up to twice a month, just so we can include more good stuff.

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Write the Docs Newsletter - October 2016

Hello Write the Docs! Nice to see you again in this, our second issue of the community newsletter. In case you missed us last time, we’ve started up a monthly newsletter to highlight interesting conversations that have been happening in the community over the last few weeks.

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Write the Docs Newsletter - September 2016

Hello Write the Docs! If you’re getting this email, you’ve probably attended (or considered attending) one of the documentation conferences we’ve put on over the last few years. As our events have grown, so too has our community, and we’re working hard to make Write the Docs a year-round affair.

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