Posts from Portland, Oregon

Finding your Dream Job with Write the Docs

Since the very first Write the Docs conference, our community has been a place where documentarians can connect with other people – and companies – that care about docs. Over time, we’ve attracted a group of folks who are doing some of the most interesting and innovative work around software documentation. Anywhere the community interacts, whether at our in-person events or in our online spaces, it’s easy to watch the profession’s best practices evolve and improve.

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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 2017 Stats

2017 was a wonderful year for Write the Docs, it marks our 5th year of existence. The community is growing into a truly global community, with events around the world.

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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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Announcing Workshops

As a part of our presentations and speakers announcement we included information about two workshops.

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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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Write the Docs 2016 Year in Review

2016 was a wonderful year for Write the Docs, it marks our fourth year of existence, and was the year that we coalesced into a more cohesive community. This post covers a few stats and tidbits of information that we feel mark our progress. We plan to report these each year from here on in.

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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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Documenting the Write the Docs Team & European Conference Reminder

We hope you’re having a relaxing summer! We’ve been busy in Write the Docs land, planning our European conference, and also trying to document our internal processes a bit better.

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Welcome to the blog

We are hoping to launch a Write the Docs blog! We’ll highlight some community members, and lots of other fun stuff.

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