There's a Write the Docs meetup at noon on Wednesday 23 September. It's
free of charge, and held online. All are welcome. (You don't need to be a
member of any organization to take part in a Write the Docs event.)
Details and signup for the meetup:
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Open-source is an amazing social success story. It creates huge technical
value which is shared with the world. However, incomplete and outdated
documentation is a pervasive problem suffered by most open-source projects.
A bunch of us technical writers have gathered under the banner of The Good
Docs Project. We want to tackle these challenges. While our initial focus
was on open source software’s documentation, we’ve realised that the same
documentation patterns and anti-patterns keep repeating themselves across
all sorts of domains.
From our research, we’ve found pockets of awesomeness - spread across
presentations, blog posts, forums, applications, and organisational
specific practices. But there are holes as well.
In this presentation we’ll cover highlights from what we’ve learned so far
and what is left to do. We’ll also touch on the business case for open
source and how you might want to apply it to documentation.
About the speaker
Cameron Shorter is a software engineer who has coordinated numerous open
source software projects before falling backwards into technical writing.
He is now a technical writer at Google.