Announcing speakers

Announcing speakers

We’re writing today with an update on the first online Prague conference!

First off, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve finalized our speakers for the event! Every year talk selection gets more and more difficult as we get a larger, stronger batch of submissions. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to send us a pitch – we literally wouldn’t have an event without you!

Full speaker line-up

Every year, we look to bring a wide range of voices to the Write the Docs stage. Because the role of “documentarian” looks so different to each of us, we aim for a line-up that spans a good mix of practical, philosophical, and technical topics – with the odd whimsical one thrown in for good measure. We’re really excited about the presentations we’ve got this year – we hope you are too!

  • Karissa Van Baulen – The Importance of Using Analytics and Feedback for your Documentation
  • Kruno Golubić – From Graffiti Writer to Technical Writer
  • Karen Sawrey – Remote Job On-boarding: Top 10 Things We Can Do (Better)
  • Diana Lakatos – Helping Your Community Contribute to Developer Documentation
  • Matt Reiner – Bake a Little Documentation Love into Your Product
  • Abigail Sutherland – Organizing a Confluence hoard, or, does this page spark joy?
  • Natali Vlatko – Documenting the (Ancient) History of Your Project
  • Myriam Jessier – Making documentation discoverable in search engines
  • Andrew Haynes – A Journey to Pattern Languages
  • Jen Weaver – Future-Proofing Your Support Visuals
  • Paul Brown – The Baseline – Or Technical Writing for Non-Technical Readers
  • Chris Noonan – The Rocky Road to DocOps
  • Jessica Valasek Estenssoro, Arthur D’Herbemont – How to be an Avante-Garde Guinea Pig: Building Better Content through Experimentation, Community-building, and Loud Squeaks
  • Joe Malin – Need Examples? Write Your Own!
  • Tanks Transfeld – Emulating the Teacher’s Approving Nod in Teaching Material
  • Ingrid K Towey – When Wishing Still Helped … What Folklore Can Teach Us about Technical Writing

Head over to the Speakers page to see the full abstracts. We hope there’s something there for everyone to enjoy, and also something that will broaden your horizons a bit.

Tickets are going fast!

If you don’t have your ticket yet, now’s a great time to snap one up. Conference tickets have sold out for the last several years, and they go faster along with the speaker announcement, so if you’re planning to come, don’t leave it to the last minute.

Buy your tickets here!

Our Opportunity Grant program is still open until September 1st. If buying a ticket is difficult for you, please don’t hesitate to apply to the grant program.

Meetup organizer discount: As a thanks to our meetup organizers, we’re happy to offer you a 50% discount on your tickets. Please email us at, tell us which meetup you organise, and we will send you receive registration instructions.

Thanks to our sponsors

We are so grateful to have our sponsors help in bringing these events to life every year. Thanks sincerely to the following companies for supporting the Write the Docs community:

Head over to our sponsorship prospectus for details on how your company can get involved! We have several types of sponsorship available, including tables at the job fair that we’ll be hosting on Tuesday.

And that’s the latest on the Prague conference. We hope you’re all getting as excited as we are! Stay tuned for more details.

The Write the Docs Team