Schedule

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.

All conference events (except the hike & social event) will be held at Crystal Ballroom located at 1332 W Burnside St.

Saturday, May 5

Hike

The only event scheduled on Saturday is the annual hike. If you get into town early, join us on the hike and take the chance to explore Portland in all of its glory.

  • Where: Lower Macleay Park or Macleay Park Entrance.
  • When: 1:45pm
  • Details: Annual hike page

Sunday, May 6

Writing Day

Get together with other documentarians and work on an open source project and learn some new skills.

Reception

We encourage everyone to drop by on Sunday evening for the conference reception. You’ll have a chance to get acquainted with each other over some drinks and snacks, and pick up your badge so you can skip the line in the morning.

  • Where: Crystal Ballroom
  • When: 5pm-8pm

Monday, May 7

Unconference

Have in depth discussions about a large number of topics. This is scheduled on the day of, so feel free to suggest your own session!

  • Where: Lola’s room, Crystal Ballroom
  • When: 9:40am-5:20pm
  • Details: Unconference

Conference Talks

The “main event” – we’ll have a variety of speakers on the stage sharing their experience and knowledge.

  • Where: Main stage, Crystal Ballroom
  • When: 9am-5pm
  • Details: Full main stage schedule below!
8:00
Doors Open, Breakfast Served
9:00
Introduction to Write the Docs
9:30
Switch Speakers
10:10
Switch Speakers
10:50
Snack break
11:40
Switch Speakers
12:20
Lunch
13:20
Lightning Talks
13:50
Switch Speakers
14:30
Switch Speakers
15:10
Snack break
16:00
Switch Speakers
16:40
Switch Speakers
17:20
Group Photo
17:30
Day 1 wraps up

Monday Night Social

The official Write the Docs social! This event is for conference attendees only, so please bring your badge to be let into the venue. There will be light snacks and drinks available on the conference while our tab lasts.

  • Where: TBA
  • When: 7pm-10pm
  • Details: TBA

Tuesday, May 8

Job Fair

New in 2018! We’ll be holding a job fair on Tuesday morning!

  • Where: Lola’s room (downstairs at the Crystal Ballroom)
  • When: 9:30am-11:40am
  • Details: Job Fair

Unconference

The unconference sessions run in parallel to the main conference talks.

  • Where: Lola’s room (downstairs at the Crystal Ballroom)
  • When: 2:20-3:30pm
  • Details: Unconference

Conference Talks

  • Where: Main stage, Crystal Ballroom
  • When: 9am-4pm
  • Details: Full main stage schedule below!
8:00
Doors Open, Breakfast Served
9:30
Switch Speakers
10:10
Switch Speakers
10:50
Snack break
11:40
Switch Speakers
12:20
Lunch
13:20
Lightning Talks
14:10
Switch Speakers
14:50
Switch Speakers
15:30
Conference wraps with snacks

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