Announcing speakers and talks

Announcing speakers and talks

G’day folks!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve finalised our list of speakers and talks for the event! The selection process was tough as we had a strong batch of submissions. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to send us a pitch – we literally wouldn’t have an event without you!

We also have some info about ticket purchasing (now’s the time!), trip planning (Melbourne beckons!), opportunities to volunteer and of course our generous sponsors (want to join them?). Read on for more details!

Speakers and talks

This year, we hope to bring a wide range of voices to the Write the Docs stage. Because the role of “documentarian” looks so different to each of us, we aim for a line-up that spans a good mix of practical, philosophical, and technical topics – with the odd whimsical one thrown in for good measure. We’re really excited about the presentations we’ve got this year – we hope you are too!

  • Lana Brindley – Facebook, Dynamite, Uber, Bombs, and You
  • Mike Hamilton – Responsive Content - Presenting Your information On Any Device
  • Kristine Sihto – The Art of Consistency - Creating an inhouse style guide
  • Abhay Chokshi – UX writing - Let your product speak
  • Alexandra Perkins – Making Yourself Redundant on Day One - Internal documentation to teach the next hire what you’ve learned
  • Sarah Maddox – Workshop - Tech Writing 101
  • Matthew Borden – Good Code, Bad Code & Code Review
  • Nicola Nye – The subtle art of interrogation
  • Daniel Stevens – Creating experiences with information!
  • Laura Bailey – Backseat Content Strategy
  • Mathew Patterson – Power up your support team to create better documentation
  • Sara Marek – Workshop - Let’s create a Style Guide!
  • Jessica Parsons – Workshop - Static Site Generators, What, Why and How

Head over to the Speakers page to see the full abstracts. We hope there’s something there for everyone to enjoy, and also something that will broaden your horizons a bit.


We have had the tickets on sale for a couple of months now, but if you were holding off until you saw the talks, delay no further! If you don’t have your ticket yet, now’s a great time to snap one up. If you’re planning to come, don’t leave it to the last minute.

Buy your tickets here!

Planning your trip

In the next few weeks, we’ll be announcing more details about the conference events, including the full schedule, workshops and the official social event on Thursday evening.

In the meantime, check out the Visit Melbourne page on the conference website for some resources on transport, where to stay, where to eat, etc. You can also pop into the #wtd-conferences channel on Slack to ask questions!


We sent out a call for volunteers a couple of weeks back. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, we have a few roles still available.

Head over to Call for Volunteers page for more information.

Thanks to our sponsors

We are so grateful to have our sponsors help in bringing these events to life every year. Thanks sincerely to the following companies for supporting the Write the Docs community:

Want to lend a hand? Head over to our sponsorship prospectus for details on how your company can get involved! We have several types of sponsorship available, and can customise your sponsorship to suit your flexibility.

And that’s the latest on the Australian conference. We hope you’re all getting as excited as we are! Stay tuned for more details.

The Write the Docs Australia Team