What we're about

Write The Docs Seattle is for technical writers, content strategists, editors, and software developers. The goal is to create a community that shares ideas about how to produce great documentation that creates a positive customer experience.

If you are interested in joining this Meetup, please read the following pages:

• About Write The Docs Seattle (https://www.meetup.com/Write-The-Docs-Seattle/about) - general information about the group.

• Discussions (https://www.meetup.com/Write-The-Docs-Seattle/messages/boards) - details about past meetups and announcements.

• Calendar (https://www.meetup.com/Write-The-Docs-Seattle/events/)- information about upcoming meetups and conferences.

To learn more about Write the Docs, please visit http://www.writethedocs.org and watch the videos (http://www.writethedocs.org/videos/) from previous conferences.

Upcoming events (1)

More Than Words: An Introduction to Information Architecture

As technical writers, we already know that choosing the right words is important, and we also know that the style and layout of our pages matters. The third leg is information architecture: getting the right content, in the right place, at the right time.

Great information architecture not only helps readers to navigate our docs properly, but also influences whether they have a good or bad experience, helps them feel differently about your company, and can even help them to find information they didn't know they were looking for. Additionally, good information architecture can help you improve your SEO, improve dwell time on your site, and reduce bounce rates.

In this talk, Lana Brindley will discuss how to assess your current information architecture, work out what information architecture your docs require, and how to implement it for the best results. Whether you are working with an aging docs suite, or starting fresh, if you can choose the right words, this talk will help you work out where to put them.

Lana has been writing open source documentation for much longer than she or anyone else cares to think about, and is currently gainfully employed by Timescale. She is passionate about great writing, information architecture, content strategy, docs as code, and Agile documentation. She is currently riding out the pandemic at her home in Brisbane, Australia, where she lives with a teenager and a mentally challenged but often adorable feline. Sometimes the teenager is adorable, too.

7:00 to 7:10 - Social networking
7:10 to 7:15 - Announcements
7:15 to 7:45 - Presentation and Q&A
7:45 to 8:00 - Breakout rooms by meetup - Meet with your local meetup organizers and members to say hi to other people in your area!

The Quorum program brings together various local Write the Docs meetup chapters that are in a common time zone to provide quarterly super meetups over Zoom throughout the year. The following U.S. West Coast, Mountain, and Australia meetups are sponsoring this Meetup event:

Bay Area, CA - https://www.meetup.com/Write-the-Docs-Bay-Area/
Los Angeles, CA - https://www.meetup.com/Write-the-Docs-LA/
Portland, OR - https://www.meetup.com/Write-The-Docs-PDX/
Seattle, WA - https://www.meetup.com/Write-The-Docs-Seattle/
Australia - https://www.meetup.com/Write-the-Docs-Australia/

This meeting will be recorded. Also be advised that the Zoom room for this meeting is capped at 100 attendees. If more than 100 individuals RSVP for the event, only the first 100 attendees who enter the Zoom room will be able to attend.

Past events (43)

Write the Docs Seattle: Docs Culture Confab

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