Schedule

Write the Docs is more than a conference. Each year we organize a wide range of events so that people can come together, collaborate, and learn from each other in different ways.

Sunday, August 30th

City tour in the morning, conference reception in the evening, and a fun welcome to Prague all around!

12 NOON Walking tour of historical Prague, Meeting point in front of Club Lavka (Novotného lávka 1, Praha 1)
6 PM Conference reception at Apiary office (Pernerova 49, Praha 8)

Monday, August 31st - Day 1

This is the main event! Hear from lots of interesting folks about all things documentation. Check out the full talk descriptions for more information.

The talks will take place at the Klub Lavka, Novotného lávka 201/1, Praha 1.

Schedule Overview

9:00 AM Doors Open, Breakfast Served    
9:45 AM Introduction    
10:00 AM IMPOSTER NO MORE: How Tech Writers Can Shed Self-Doubt, Embrace Uncertainty, and Surf the Upcoming Swerve in Technical Documentation - Riona MacNamara    
10:30 AM Switch Speakers    
10:40 AM Whatchamacallit: Controlled Vocabularies for Technical Writers - Emilie Boillat Slides  
11:10 AM Coffee break    
11:30 AM Visual Documentation Language - Sonja Heinen    
12:00 AM Switch Speakers    
12:10 AM Tested and Correct, How to Make Sure Your Documentation Keeps Working - Adam Dangoor Slides  
12:40 PM Lunch    
1:40 PM Lightning Talks    
2:10 PM Switch Speakers    
2:20 PM Generating docs from APIs - Jamie Hannaford    
2:50 PM Switch Speakers    
3:00 PM Inclusive Tech Docs - TechComm Meets Accessibility - Radina Matic    
3:30 PM Coffee break    
3:50 PM Documenting your Story - Crafting a good presentation - Chris Ward Slides  
4:05 PM Free Your Mind and Your Docs Will Follow - Patrick Keegan    
4:20 PM Switch Speakers    
4:30 PM Gardening Open Docs - Florian Scholz & Jean-Yves Perrier    
5:00 PM Wrap-up announcements    

Monday Night - Party

Wind down and talk about the day’s talks in a relaxed and friendly environment. Free drinks of all varieties, snacks, and sweets will be provided.

7 PM Conference Party at The PUB Praha 1 (Veleslavínova 3, Praha 1)

Tuesday, September 1st - Day 2

The talks will take place at the Klub Lavka, Novotného lávka 201/1, Praha 1.

Schedule Overview

9:00 AM Doors Open, Breakfast Served    
9:45 AM Announcements    
10:00 AM Judas Priest Ate My Scrum Master - Paul Adams    
10:30 AM Switch Speakers    
10:40 AM Before the docs: writing for user interfaces - Beth Aitman Slides  
11:10 AM Coffee break    
11:30 AM How to Write an Email - Elijah Caine Slides  
12:00 AM Switch Speakers    
12:10 AM Back to the Future: What Can Documentarians Learn From The Past? - Jennifer Rondeau    
12:40 PM Lunch    
1:40 PM Lightning Talks    
2:10 PM Switch Speakers    
2:20 PM MacGyvering your docs - Paul Roeland Slides  
2:50 PM Switch Speakers    
3:00 PM The quest for scientific credit for software documentation - Anna Jaruga Slides  
3:30 PM Coffee break    
3:50 PM Group photo    
4:00 PM Writing for what matters. Writing for thinking. (Apiary sponsored talk) - Zdeněk Němec Slides  
4:15 PM Screencasting 101 - Diana Potter    
4:30 PM Switch Speakers    
4:40 PM All roads might not lead to docs - Christina Elmore Slides  
5:10 PM Wrap-up announcements    

Tuesday Night - Closing Meetup

If you’re still in town after the conference, join us for a closing meetup to unwind and wrap up the conference. The meetup is hosted by our friends from Elastic, and will include drinks, snacks, and an informal introduction to Elastic by Karel Minařík.

7 PM Closing meetup by Elastic at JazzDock (Janáčkovo nábřeží 2, Praha 5)