Announcing Write the Docs + Open Help Cincinnati

Announcing Write the Docs + Open Help Cincinnati

Welcome to the official launch of Write the Docs + Open Help Cincinnati 2018! We are excited to announce the first-ever collaboration between Write the Docs and Open Help, coming August 18-22, 2018.

Since 2011, the Open Help Conference in Cincinnati featured attendee-led discussions and sprints for a wide range of people working on open-source and community-based projects. This year, Write the Docs and Open Help are coming together to bring 5 days of talks, conversations, and doc sprints a little closer to home for our East Coast and Midwestern documentarians!

Write the Docs + Open Help Cincinnati 2018 creates a time and place for the community of documentarians to learn, discuss, and do, working together to improve the art and science of documentation.

Here’s a quick overview of the schedule:

  • Day 1: Talks on all things technical documentation. We’ll have a variety of speakers on the stage sharing their experience and knowledge.
  • Day 2: Unconference discussion and open space. Share ideas and discuss problems with others from the documentation community. Anyone can suggest and lead a session on any topic.
  • Days 3-5: Documentation sprints and writing days. Get together with other documentarians to work on your docs and learn some new skills. Don’t have a team to bring to the sprints? Join us anyway–get involved with an open source project and learn from the people who are pioneering documentation sprints.

Write the Docs + Open Help Cincinnati is scheduled for August 18-22, 2018 at Union Hall in the historic Over the Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Call for Organizers and Volunteers

We need help to make this event a success! Check out the event roles for details about volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering or helping to organize, please email us at It’s a great chance to get involved with the community and also receive a free ticket.

Call for Proposals

Every year, Write the Docs invites people from all across our community to come up on stage to share their insights and experience. Whether you’ve been writing documentation for decades or you’ve just started this year, we want to hear from you!

Speaking at Write the Docs is a fantastic way to share your ideas with our inspiring community of documentarians. If there is something you’d really like to see a talk on, submit a proposal on it, or refer someone else!

Read our full Call for Proposals on the website. The Call for Proposals will be open until Midnight EST June 18, 2018.


The conference website is up and running, with all the latest details about the event.

As with all things on the web, there may be a few lingering bugs with the design. Feel free to reach out to us by replying to the email, or emailing us at if you see any issues.


Tickets are on sale now!

As with our other conferences, we have tiered pricing to make it fair for everyone. Please buy the ticket that best fits your situation.

We keep ticket prices low so that it is accessible to the widest range of people possible. However, if you can’t afford these prices and still wish to attend, please email us at, and we can see how we can help.

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We hope you will join us in Cincinnati for the first Write the Docs + Open Help Cincinnati conference. Be a part of the exciting first year of what we hope will become an annual event!