Write the Docs is a conference focused on all things related to software documentation.

Write the Docs brings everyone who writes the docs together in the same room: Programmers, Tech Writers, Support, and Developer Advocates. We all have things to learn from each other, and there’s no better way than sitting together and talking.

We invite you to join 400 other folks for a three-day event to explore the art and science of documentation.

Portland, Oregon | May 14-16, 2017

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May 13


If you're in town early, join us for the Hike. Portland has excellent access to the woods right in the city, and we'll be exploring Forest Park and the Hoyt Arboretum.

May 14


Join us for the Writing Day, Workshops, and Welcome Reception. The first official day of the conference is full of chances to interact with other documentarians.

May 15-16

Monday & Tuesday

The main days of the conference. We will be running our main track in the Ballroom, and the Unconference downstairs in Lola's Room.


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The conference wouldn't be nearly as great as it is without our wonderful corporate sponsors. Thanks to these folks for supporting the community.

In kind sponsors

Write the Docs is also helped out by companies that give their employees time to work on the conference.