Announcing speakers

Announcing speakers

Hello! We are here with an update on the online Australia and India conference!

To start off, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve finalised our speakers for the event! Every year, talk selection gets more and more difficult as we get a larger, stronger batch of submissions. A big thank you to everyone who took the time to send us a proposal – we literally wouldn’t have an event without you!

Full speaker line-up

Every year, we look 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!

  • Kenzie Woodbridge – Everyone’s a player (in a mid-90s MUD)
  • Sayraphim Lothian – How (and why) to make awesome video tutorials
  • Ankita Tripathi – Overcoming the Plight of Lone Writers
  • Marcelina Haftka – Legacy content from various perspectives
  • Andrea Szöllössi – 5 things I learned from my first open source contribution
  • Marika Vertzonis – A treasure map for the doc – Exploring the discoverability of documentation
  • Lana Brindley – When Agile Fails: Working on Large Documentation Projects
  • Michael Belton – Onboard yourself: How to get set-up for success in a new role
  • Chris Ward – An introduction to developer experience, and the role of a documentarian
  • Sam Irons – Content strategy in practice: a case study
  • Scott DeLoach – Microcontent: Designing & Developing Reusable Content
  • Yael Ben-David – Little words, big ideas: How to write microcopy that works
  • Akshay Iyer – Storytelling for Technical Products - What We Can Learn from Lego and Pixar
  • Vikram Mulay – Influence your customer outreach with best practices for internationalization
  • Matt Reiner – The Pains of Composition: How to write your best documentation in a collaborative world

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.

Tickets are going fast!

If you don’t have your ticket yet, now’s a great time to snap one up. Conference tickets have sold out for the last several years, and they go faster along with the speaker announcement, so if you’re planning to come, don’t leave it to the last minute.

Buy your tickets here!

Our Opportunity Grant program is still open until November 1, 2020. If buying a ticket is difficult for you, please don’t hesitate to apply to the grant program.

Meetup organiser discount: As a thanks to our meetup organisers, we’re happy to offer you a 50% discount on your tickets. Please email us at, tell us which meetup you organise, and we will send you receive registration instructions.

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:

Head over to our sponsorship prospectus for details on how your company can get involved! We have several types of sponsorship available.

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

The Write the Docs Team