Write the Docs: Christina Elmore — Death by Documentation

I’m at Write the Docs today in Port­land and will be post­ing notes from ses­sions through­out the day. These are all posted right after a talk fin­ishes so they’re rough around the edges. Christina wrapped up the first day of talks. She opened by say­ing how she regret­ted the title for her talk, because her thinking…

Write the Docs: Amelia Abreu — Data, Documentation and Memory

I’m at Write the Docs today in Port­land and will be post­ing notes from ses­sions through­out the day. These are all posted right after a talk fin­ishes so they’re rough around the edges. Amelia talked about some of the the­o­ries behind doc­u­men­ta­tion. She referred to it as a decid­edly non-practical talk. Amelia started as an archivist.…

Write the Docs: Kenneth Reitz — Documentation at Scale

I’m at Write the Docs today in Port­land and will be post­ing notes from ses­sions through­out the day. These are all posted right after a talk fin­ishes so they’re rough around the edges. Ken­neth wrapped up the set of talks before the after­noon break. He works for Heroko, a web appli­ca­tion deploy­ment com­pany. He’s also a…

Write the Docs: Matthew Lyon — Minimum Viable Documentation

I’m at Write the Docs today in Port­land and will be post­ing notes from ses­sions through­out the day. These are all posted right after a talk fin­ishes so they’re rough around the edges. Matthew talked about how the con­cept of a min­i­mum viable prod­uct would apply to doc­u­men­ta­tion. The min­i­mum viable prod­uct, MVP, is the belief…

Write the Docs: Geoffrey Grosenbach — Graphical Explanations

I’m at Write the Docs today in Port­land and will be post­ing notes from ses­sions through­out the day. These are all posted right after a talk fin­ishes so they’re rough around the edges. Geof­frey is the VP of Open Source Con­tent at Plu­ral­sight, a video tuto­r­ial com­pany. He opened his talk speak­ing about Infor­ma­tion Anx­i­ety and…