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 18


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 19

Writing Day

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


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. Note that we are not able to accomodate additional guests at this event.

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

Monday, May 20


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-5:00pm
  • 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: A detailed schedule will be announced soon

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: TBD
  • When: 7pm-10pm

Tuesday, May 21

Job Fair

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


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

  • Where: Lola’s room (downstairs at the Crystal Ballroom)
  • When: 1:20-3:30pm
  • Details: Unconference

Conference Talks

  • Where: Main stage, Crystal Ballroom
  • When: 9am-4pm
  • Details: A detailed schedule will be announced soon