Build your Docs career: All-Day Event, in partnership with GDS



Writing technical documentation is so much more than just writing. There is a wide variety of tools, skills and experience required for different roles and these requirements vary not just by job, but also change over time. As documentarians, we often have to take responsibility for our own development and learning. At this day-long conference, organised in collaboration with GDS, we will hear from those who have gained new skills, and discuss how to manage and develop your career in documentation. This is the fourth collaboration between GDS and Write the Docs

Please RSVP as soon as possible, so we know how many folks to plan for! See you soon!


09:30 - 10:00 Arrive and sign in
10:00 - 10:15 Introduction
10:15 - 10:45 What does growth look like - Beth Aitman
10:45 - 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 11:40 How to assess a good technical communicator from a bad one when you're recruiting - Ellis Pratt
11:45 - 12:15 How to succeed as a freelance technical writer - Chris Ward
12:20 - 12:25 Morning wrap-up
12:25 - 13:10 Lunch
13:10 - 14:25 Unconference sessions & summary
14:25 - 14:40 Coffee break
14:40 - 15:10 The non-linear career path of a technical writer - Diana Logan
15:15 - 15:45 The future of technical writing, by technical writers - Jon Glassman
15:45 - 16:00 Conclusion and wrap-up