This meetup is on Thursday! Registration closes at 1pm tomorrow
(Wednesday). Sign up now if you'd like to join fellow tech writers,
editors, engineers, and anyone else who's interested in technical
The schedule has changed very slightly, but we still start and finish at
the same time and have the same speakers. See the meetup for up-to-date
details and to register:
On Wed, 23 Jan 2019 at 09:13, Sarah Maddox <sarahmaddoxmail@xxxxxxxxx>
The Sydney Write the Docs group is holding a meetup. You can sign up here:
Anyone with an interest in docs is welcome (not just tech writers).
*Date and time:* Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
*Location:* Level 3, Google, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. (Map:
Join us to chat about technical documentation. Agenda:
6pm - 6.20pm: Pizza and chatting
6.20pm - 6.40pm: "Building awesome technical writers from open source
communities", by Cameron Shorter
The secrets behind inspiring an open source software community to write
awesome docs. A story about how we initially got it wrong before improving.
(Spoiler - technical writers play a cornerstone role).
Cameron is a software developer, business analyst, open source community
builder, and accidental technical writer.
6.45pm - 7.05pm: "Tech Writers as Agents of Change in the Digital Age", by
As we race through the digital era, swiping away one app after another,
there are numerous companies and organizations out there that haven’t yet
strapped themselves in properly for the digital transformation roller
Priya Varghese (a technical writer) talks about how technical
communicators can become agents of change (in a disguised double role),
with the key skills, advantages and vantage points to successfully help
their teams on board the digital transformation journey.
7.10pm - 7.15pm: "Getting started for developer documentation", a
lightning talk by Deepti Korwar
7.20pm - 7.25pm: Lightning talk 2
There's a spot open for a lightning talk (5 minutes). Let me know if
you're interested in giving one!