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

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, trying out new food or building a mini library by visiting bookshops and fairs, he works as a technical writer at Amazon Web Services Australia.

Jared Morgan

Jared has been a Technical Writer for about 17 years now. When he’s not helping organisations plan and deliver documentation as a product, he co-hosts the Write the Docs and BlahCade Pinball Podcasts, and restores pinball machines to their former glory.

Samuel Wright

Sam has been organizing Write the Docs conferences for more than a few years now. He lives in Berlin unless he’s off to a conference or death metal festival somewhere. Sam works at Buildkite, and is into using CI/CD to make better docs on CI/CD.

Linette Voller

Linette Voller is a content design manager at Atlassian. She spends her days enabling people do the best work of their lives and explores how to communicate ideas, knowledge, and process. A WIICTA national award winner she has over 16 years international experience across government and the private sector; small business to Fortune 500. Doodling and improvisation light up her heart. With communication as a key skill, Linette still shudders at writing bios and is thankful that you took the time to read this.

Gaurav Nelson

Gaurav is a technical writer who transitioned from working as a software developer. He has been writing software documentation for over fourteen years now. He is an open-source believer and often shares his expertise by creating software tools for writers, articles, blog posts, and presentations.

Felicity Brand

Felicity has been working as a technical communicator for 15 years. Based in Melbourne, Australia, she loves working in open source because it lets her work with writers and non-writers all over the world. Felicity is a keen knitter, crocheter and loves anything to do with yarn.

Primary Roles

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

  • Conference chair - Swapnil Ogale
  • Swag coordinator - Mikey Ariel
  • Speaker wrangler - Swapnil Ogale
  • Infrastructure chair - Samuel Wright
  • Lightning Talk coordinator - Gaurav Nelson
  • Communication chair - Swapnil Ogale
  • Writing Day coordinator - Felicity Brand
  • Volunteer coordinator - Swapnil Ogale
  • Sponsorship - Swapnil Ogale
  • Unconference coordinator - Jennifer Appleby
  • Emcee - Jared Morgan
  • Welcome Wagon coordinators - TBA
  • Social media chair - Swapnil Ogale