Conference highlights and thanks to the community!

Conference highlights and thanks to the community!

G’day everyone,

The Write the Docs Australia team is now emerging from the post-conference recovery period, and we wanted to send out a quick message to thank everyone for helping to make our 2022 Australia online conference such a success. We appreciate everyone who makes the conference possible: speakers, sponsors, organizers, volunteers, and attendees alike! We’re happy to share some of the highlights with you.

Conference recap

We had almost one hundred attendees and were happy to see folks come back after the Write the Docs Australia team took a year out in 2021. We had the usual mix of main stage and lightning talks, and a social event. We thought everything went pretty smoothly this year; we’re getting pretty good at virtual events!

Overall, we were excited with how our awesome community came together in our virtual venue. Lots of knowledge was shared, and we had a great time.


Videos of the talks and lightning talks are now available on our YouTube playlist. We also included the Q&A recordings for the main talks.

Thanks again to Bart at Work for doing such a great job with these. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss any future content!


We’re excited to share the full resolution sketchnotes from the conference on Flickr. You are welcome to use them for non-commercial purposes, like including in your write up from the conference :)

Thanks to Linette Voller for doing them again this year!

Shirts still on sale

If you want a souvenir from this year’s conference, our Write the Docs Australia 2022 Pop-Up Shop is still open! We have loose and fitted options from different fabrics, and you can choose exactly the size and cut you want.

The campaign will run in 3-day batches until December 31st 2022. Shipping is available from the USA or Europe.

Code of Conduct transparency report

As with any Write the Docs event, this conference was covered by our community Code of Conduct. We aim to be as transparent with CoC incidents and enforcement as we can.

To ensure that our CoC was visible and accessible, we took a number of specific steps:

  • Every participant agreed to the Code of Conduct in advance during registration.
  • The CoC, or a summary, was included on the conference website and Hopin Reception
  • The CoC was repeatedly mentioned in our conference introduction and announcements.
  • We specifically stressed that the CoC applies to all conference spaces including the social event.
  • We encouraged all attendees to report any incident, even if they were not sure whether it was a violation.

None of our organizers were approached about any CoC concerns at this event. We know that this is, in part, a reflection of the thoughtful and inclusive community that we’re so lucky to have.

That being said, we’re also very conscious of the fact that just because nothing was reported doesn’t mean nothing happened. If there was any personal conduct or other aspect of the conference experience that did not meet the expectations of behaviour set out in the CoC, please email us at

Ready for more?

We are already talking 2023 folks! Our Portland conference has announced its dates for 7-9 May and CFPs are now open. You can submit a talk for the Portland conference until midnight Pacific time 13 February 2023. This conference will take place in-person in Portland.

If you cannot make the Portland conference, we have also announced dates for the online Atlantic conference.

Around early-mid 2023, we will announce dates and more details for the Australian conference.

We’re also looking for more sponsors to make our other events just as magical as this year’s Australia event. You can see all our sponsorship options on our website.

Thanks again

We’re so grateful to our sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and attendees for making this conference possible. Whether you were able to come out this time or not, we hope to see you again next year – or even sooner at one of our other events!