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.


Swapnil Ogale

Swapnil initiated Write the Docs in Australia in 2016. He is fortunate enough to live in one of the world’s most liveable cities - Melbourne, Australia. While he is not travelling, watching Test cricket or building a mini library by visiting bookshops and fairs, he works as a contract technical writer on local and remote projects.

Sarah Maddox

Sarah is a technical writer at Google and a Write the Docs devotee. She strives for words that pack a punch. Case in point - check out Sarah’s recent creation: A fictional action hero named Trilby Trench, who lives by the mantra that tech writers aren’t as harmless as they seem.

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.

Primary Roles

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

  • Conference chair - Swapnil Ogale
  • Swag coordinator - Swapnil Ogale
  • Speaker wrangler - TBD
  • Infrastructure chair - Samuel Wright
  • Writing Day coordinator - Sarah Maddox
  • Communication chair - TBD
  • Volunteer coordinator - TBD
  • Sponsorship lead - TBD
  • Social media chair - TBD
  • Emcee - TBD

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