Schedule

Schedule

Write the Docs is more than a conference. Each year we organize a wide range of events so that people can come together, collaborate, and learn from each other in different ways.

Saturday, September 14

Boat Ride

The only event scheduled on Saturday is the Prague Boat Ride. If you get into town early, join us and experience Prague from the water.

Sunday, September 15

The Writing Day and Welcome Reception will be held at the Auto Klub, Opletalova 29, Prague.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as snacks and drinks all day.

Writing Day

9:00
Doors Open, Breakfast Served
10:00
Introduction to Writing Day
10:30
Writing day
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Writing day
17:00
Writing day ends

Reception

We encourage everyone to drop by on Sunday evening for the conference reception. You’ll have a chance to get acquainted with each other over some drinks and snacks. We’ll also help groups organize dinner plans, so you can continue your conversations over more substantial food as well.

  • Where: Auto Klub, Opletalova 29, Prague, Main Ballroom
  • When: 17:00-20:00

Welcome Wagon: Write the Docs Introduction

Join us for an informal introduction to Write the Docs, to the Welcome Wagon, and to other first-time conference attendees. We’ll pass on some information about the conference specifically for first-timers and give everyone a chance to meet someone new before we join the opening reception.

  • Where: Auto Klub, Opletalova 29, Prague, in the downstairs foyer (near the cloakroom)
  • When: 17:00

Welcome Wagon: Venue Tour

Come on a short tour of the venue with a veteran Write the Docs attendee so you’ll know where everything is and everything you can take part in.

  • Where: Auto Klub, Opletalova 29, Prague, starting near the registration desk
  • When: 17:30

Monday, September 16

This is the main event! Hear from lots of interesting folks about all things documentation. We will have talks all day on the main stage, and a unconference session running in parallel in the afternoon.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as snacks and drinks all day.

Welcome Wagon: Venue Tour

If you missed the tour on Sunday evening, we’ll be re-running it on Monday.

  • Where: Auto Klub, Opletalova 29, Prague, starting near the registration desk
  • When: 9:15

Conference Talks

  • Where: Auto Klub, Opletalova 29, Prague, Main Ballroom
  • When: 10:00-18:00
  • Details: Conference Speakers
9:00
Doors Open, Breakfast Served
10:00
Introduction to Write the Docs
10:30
Switch Speakers
10:40
Kayla Lee - The Super Effective Writing Process of Grammy-winning Artists
11:10
Switch Speakers
11:20
James Scott - How to write the perfect error message
11:50
Snack break
12:10
Brian Lemke - How to launch your startup with good docs
12:40
Switch Speakers
12:50
Kelly O'Brien - Surprise! You're a designer now.
13:20
Lunch
14:20
Lightning Talks
14:50
Switch Speakers
15:00
Alison MacNeil - Documenting known unknowns
15:30
Switch Speakers
15:40
Ben Ahmady - Write the API docs before the API exists
16:10
Snack break
16:30
Karen Sawrey - Disagree with “I Agree”. Enforcing better data privacy through the language of documentation
17:00
Switch Speakers
17:10
Ilona Koren-Deutsch - Inclusive environments are just better: science says so
17:40
Group Photo
18:00
Day 1 wraps up

Unconference

The unconference sessions run in parallel to the main conference talks.

  • Where: Auto Klub, Opletalova 29, Prague, Restaurant and Aero Hall, ground floor
  • When: 10:40-18:00
  • Details: Unconference

Monday Night Social

The official Write the Docs social!

This event is for conference attendees only. Please bring your wristband or badge to be let into the venue. Light snacks and drinks are included while our tab lasts. Full-service dinner will not be provided.

Tuesday, September 17

And the conference goes on!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, as well as snacks and drinks all day.

Conference Talks

  • Where: Auto Klub, Opletalova 29, Prague, Main Ballroom
  • When: 10:00-16:30
  • Details: Conference Speakers
9:00
Doors Open, Breakfast Served
10:00
Ellie Farrier - Wild Geeks: Poetry in the Digital Age
10:30
Switch Speakers
10:40
Jen Lambourne - The UK government meets docs as code
11:10
Switch Speakers
11:20
Prerana Pradhan - Fostering Technical Writing in Developing Nations
11:50
Snack break
12:10
Arran Southall - Fostering Talent: Mentorship, Peer Reviews and Going Beyond Your Job Description
12:40
Switch Speakers
12:50
Aaron Collier - Seeing your docs through different eyes: Mapping doc users experiences
13:20
Lunch
14:20
Lightning Talks
14:50
Switch Speakers
15:00
Plamena Maleva - The Power of Empathy in Support Documentation: A 5-Step Guide
15:30
Switch Speakers
15:40
Zachary Sarah Corleissen - Found in Translation: Lessons from a Year of Open Source Localization
16:10
Conf wraps

Job Fair

We’ll be holding a job fair on Tuesday morning!

  • Where: Auto Klub, Opletalova 29, Prague, Restaurant and Aero Hall, ground floor
  • When: 10:30-11:50
  • Details: Job Fair

Unconference

The unconference sessions run in parallel to the main conference talks.

  • Where: Auto Klub, Opletalova 29, Prague, Restaurant and Aero Hall, ground floor
  • When: 12:10-15:30
  • Details: Unconference