Technical Writing as a Developer Superpower

Room 4
16:20 - 17:20

Talk (60 min)

Good developers know that docs are key to user adoption, but great developers take the time to develop the technical writing skills and make documentation happen.
Soft Skills

In this workshop, you'll learn key concepts around creating technical documentation and practice core documentation skills, and leave with increased confidence in your writing and resources to continue building your technical writing superpowers.

Erin McKean

Erin McKean is a developer advocacy program manager in Google's Open Source Programs office, where she focuses on improving documentation in open source via the Google Season of Docs program and the She is also the founder of the not-for-profit, the world’s biggest online dictionary. Before founding Wordnik, she was the editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press, and before Javascript, she dabbled in HyperCard, Perl, and Omnimark (if you have ever written anything in Omnimark, she will buy you a drink). In addition to writing code, blog posts, and documentation, she’s also the author of the Weird and Wonderful Words books and the best-selling novel The Secret Lives of Dresses, and is an honorary fellow of the Society for Technical Communication.