Conference highlights and thanks for attending!¶
Our 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 conference such a success. We appreciate everyone who makes the conference possible: speakers, sponsors, organizers, and attendees alike!
At 650 attendees this conference was another smashing success! We had the usual mix of talks on the main stage along with Q&A, lightning talks, unconference sessions, writing sprints, social event, and job fair. We thought everything went pretty smoothly this year; we’re getting pretty good at virtual events!
Videos of the talks are now available on YouTube. This includes all conference talks and Q&A, as well as the lightning talks. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss any future content.
Thanks again to all our presenters, moderator, and folks who asked wonderful questions! Huge thanks also to Bart at Work for handling the A/V production on our event, it was flawless once again this year.
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 Nitya Narasimhan for doing them this year!
Come see us at our Prague or Australia & India conferences¶
We’re also looking for more sponsors to make our other events just as magical as this year’s Portland event. You can see all our sponsorship options on our website.
Write the Docs Slack¶
Our Slack network has really grown more this last year. Our #general Slack channel has been extra busy in the days and weeks leading up to the conference, and we hope that y’all continue the conversations throughout the year. If you haven’t joined, now is the time! Check out the Write the Docs Slack.
We hope you continue to build the meetup community and keep in touch with other documentarians near your hometown. We have a number of meetups in cities across the country, and if you don’t see your city listed consider starting a meetup!
New this year are our Quorum Meetups which are virtual and targeting large geographic areas. There’s already one covering most everyone in the US or in a similar timezone.
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 behavior set out in the CoC, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much to the following companies for supporting the Portland conference this year:
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!