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.


Mikey Ariel

Mikey is the documentation czar for Write the Docs in Europe. She is an avid dancer as well as singer, and has probably traveled across more of Europe than you have. Mikey is a senior technical writer at Red Hat living in Prague.

Samuel Wright

Sam has been organizing Write the Docs conferences for even 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 EngFlow, and is into making computers do the boring bits of writing docs so he can work on the fun bits.

Eric Holscher

Eric is one of the cofounders of Write the Docs, and also one of the cofounders of the Read the Docs documentation platform. He is the primary chair of the Portland conference, and loves to talk all things docs :)

Kelly O’Brien

Kelly runs the Write the Docs newsletter, and has been organizing the North America conference for the last 3 years. She has a day job at Kayako where she is the Self-Service Content Manager.

Sasha Romijn

Sasha is a Django and Python developer, and is our inclusivity, diversity, and well-being champion. Based in Amsterdam but traveling throughout Europe, Sasha has been sharing insight and helping communities and individuals become better versions of themselves, as well as co-authoring positive projects such as Happiness Packets and the “Less Obvious Conference Checklist”.

Primary Roles

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

Filled Roles

  • Conference chair - Mikey Ariel
  • Swag coordinator - Mikey Ariel
  • Speaker wrangler - Sam Wright
  • Infrastructure chair - Sam Wright
  • Writing Day coordinator - Kelly O’Brien
  • Lightning Talk coordinator - Nik Blanchet
  • Communication chair - Mikey Ariel
  • Volunteer coordinator - Sasha Romijn
  • Sponsorship lead - Eric Holscher
  • Job Fair coordinator - Eric Holscher
  • Boat ride coordinator - Mikey Ariel
  • Unconference coordinator - Kelly O’Brien
  • Welcome Wagon coordinators - Beth Aitman and Daniel Beck
  • Social media chair - Chris Ward
  • Explore Prague coordinator - Jakub Mikulas
  • Emcee - Brian (bex) Exelbierd