Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our conference is run by a dedicated team consisting mostly of volunteers. This page outlines the folks who are helping get things done, and what their roles are.

Folks

Eric Holscher

Eric is one of the cofounders of Write the Docs, and also one of the cofounders of the Read the Docs documentation platform. He is the primary chair of the Portland conference, and loves to talk all things docs :)

Mikey Ariel

Mikey is the documentation czar for Write the Docs in Europe. She is an avid dancer as well as singer, and has probably traveled across more of Europe than you have. Mikey is a senior technical writer at Red Hat living in Prague.

Samuel Wright

Sam has been organizing Write the Docs conferences for a couple years. He’s based in Berlin unless he’s off to a death metal festival somewhere. Sam is a contract technical writer working with Travis CI and other companies.

Sasha Romijn

Sasha is a Django and Python developer, and is our inclusivity, diversity, and well-being champion. Based in Amsterdam but traveling throughout Europe, Sasha has been sharing insight and helping communities and individuals become better versions of themselves, as well as co-authoring positive projects such as Happiness Packets and the “Less Obvious Conference Checklist”.

Primary Roles

  • Conference chair - Eric Holscher
  • Code of conduct response - See code of conduct page
  • Infrastructure chair - Sasha Romijn
  • Speaker coordinator - Samuel Wright
  • Swag coordinator - Mikey Ariel
  • Conference co-chair - TBD
  • Communication chair - TBD
  • Explore Portland coordinators - TBD
  • Job Fair coordinator - TBD
  • Writing Day coordinator - TBD
  • Unconference coordinator - TBD
  • Lightning Talk coordinator - TBD
  • Social media chair - TBD
  • Sponsorship lead - TBD
  • Unconference coordinator - TBD
  • Volunteer coordinator - TBD
  • Welcome Wagon coordinators - TBD
  • Writing Day coordinator - TBD
  • Hike coordinator - TBD
  • Emcee - TBD

You can read descriptions of all the roles in our Event Roles doc.