• WTD Ottawa Shopify Meetup

    14th Floor in Shopify

    This edition of WTD Ottawa features a virtual presentation from Emmelyn Wang. Emmelyn is an API Strategist at Axway, whose background includes developer community engagement, working on API product teams building APIs for internal and external stakeholders, and supporting partners integrating with APIs. She has also led technical marketing teams creating engineering-focused content to innovate in both software and hardware. Emmelyn serves on the core team of the AsyncAPI specification, sister spec to the OAS spec. She holds a Masters in Technical Communication. She contributes and speaks at API Days, API the Docs, Write the Docs, Lavacon, Women Who Code, and STC events worldwide. Emmelyn is based in the DFW Texas Metroplex. https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmelyn/ Talk synopsis: In Emmelyn's talk "We’ll walk through 5 scenarios and concrete ways of reaching a developer community for frictionless and increased engagement." ROOM This presentation will be held in 14F-Twister. Follow the event signage to the back and take the elevator near the Gloucester St. entrance up to the 14th floor. EVENT SCHEDULE 6:00 to 6:30: Refreshments and mingle 6:30 to 7:00: Emmelyn Wang. 7:00-8:00: Question period, chatting and goodbyes FOOD AND DRINK Refreshments will be served. ATTENDEE LIMIT Please note that there is a limit of 50 attendees for this meet up. The first 50 people that RSVP will be guaranteed a spot. MEET LINK Can't make the meetup in person or know somebody that would like to attend remotely ? Use this Google Meet link to attend and participate in the meetup remotely ! meet.google.com/rxh-fisu-fed

  • WTD Ottawa Shopify Meetup

    14th Floor in Shopify

    EVENT DESCRIPTION This edition of WTD Ottawa features a virtual presentation from Andrew Etter senior technical writer at Amazon Web Services. Andrew Etter is a senior technical writer at Amazon Web Services and the bestselling author of Modern Technical Writing: An Introduction to Software Documentation. He's worked in the software industry for 12 years as a tester, trainer, writer, and manager. https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-etter-0a013349/ https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01A2QL9SS/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_iIU5CbADN9XV6 Talk synopsis: Title: Speed Writing for Speed Reading Summary: In this talk, Andrew tries to optimize how we produce and consume technical documentation. He examines what we know about human behavior, what real-time strategy games can teach us about publishing, and how refrigerators relate to the ultimate reader experience. Metaphors abound! ROOM CHANGE This presentation will be held in 14F-Twister. Follow the event signage to the back and take the elevator near the Gloucester St. entrance up to the 14th floor. EVENT SCHEDULE 6:00 to 6:30: Refreshments and mingle 6:30 to 7:00: Various Shopifolk: our impressions and takeaways from WTD Portland[masked]:00-7:30: Speed Writing for Speed Reading 7:30 to 8:00: Chatting and goodbyes FOOD AND DRINK Refreshments will be served. ATTENDEE LIMIT Please note that there is a limit of 50 attendees for this meet up. The first 50 people that RSVP will be guaranteed a spot.

  • WTD Ottawa Shopify Meetup

    14th Floor in Shopify

    EVENT DESCRIPTION This edition of WTD Ottawa features a virtual presentation from Ameer Hassan VP - Strategy and Business Development at APIMatic Limited. We'll also get an introduction to Developer Experience and Dev Rel from Jordan Liddle, API Go-to-market Lead at Shopify. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ameer-hassan/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanliddle/ Talk synopsis: Automating Developer Experience: A key driver of API adoption. How good is the developer experience of your API? More importantly how can you measure if your developers are getting the best experience while using your API? Developers love SDKs  —  simply because SDKs lift heavy burden of communication with an API, and let developers focus on app design and business logic. Code samples complement SDKs to provide the quickest way to the first hello world. In this talk Ameer will cover how automating these crucial DX components can save lots of time & money along with accelerating API adoption. ROOM CHANGE This presentation will be held in 14F-Twister. Follow the event signage to the back and take the elevator near the Gloucester St. entrance up to the 14th floor. EVENT SCHEDULE 6:00 to 6:30: Refreshments and mingle 6:30 to 7:00: Jordan Liddle - Introduction to Developer Experience and Dev Rel. 7:00-7:30: Automating Developer Experience: A key driver of API adoption. 7:30 to 8:00: Chatting and goodbyes FOOD AND DRINK Refreshments will be served. ATTENDEE LIMIT Please note that there is a limit of 50 attendees for this meet up. The first 50 people that RSVP will be guaranteed a spot.

  • WTD Ottawa Shopify Meetup

    Shopify (Cody's Cafe - 6th Floor)

    EVENT DESCRIPTION Write the Docs Ottawa and Shopify are pleased to invite you for an evening of socialization, networking, and talks. Come out to meet your fellow documentation enthusiasts, including developers, technical writers, customer support, and anyone else who cares about supporting great experiences with software. WRITING DAY ACTIVITY: INTRO TO OPEN SOURCE For this edition, we'll be presenting a very special writing activity inspired by Google's Season of the Docs, an initiative to help bring the open source and technical writing communities together. https://developers.google.com/season-of-docs/ ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION As part of this edition, we'll have a presentation about Google'sSeason of the Docs. What is the program all about, how can you get involved and how does the stipend work ? All these questions and more will be answered by the lovely Angela Counter. After the presentation, Andrew Johnston will lead on an activity inspired by Write the Docs writing days and lightning talks. https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2018/writing-day/ http://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2018/lightning-talks/ Using Tom Johnson's informative blog post about finding an open source project, we'll break into teams and work independently to find interesting projects that need documentation. At the end of this research / fact-finding phase, each team will nominate a presenter to give a brief lightning talk on the projects that were uncovered and any additional relevant information. The goal is to connect individuals with open source projects that they are excited and passionate about. https://idratherbewriting.com/learnapidoc/docapis_find_open_source_project.html LOGISTICS Please bring a computer or some other mechanism with which to create written words. We’ll be creating and editing content, so make sure that you have the tools you need to contribute. If you can't bring a laptop a friendly Shopifolk will assist you using a Shopify laptop. WHAT'S EXCITING ABOUT OPEN SOURCE? If you're a new technical writer or somebody that is just breaking into the field, it can often be challenging to build up a portfolio with a few solid workpieces that you can use to attract a serious employer. Open source helps to break down these barriers to entry. If your a seasoned technical writer you may have found yourself a bit stuck in your career, documenting similar projects and topics. Signing-up to work on an open source project may be just the shot in the arm that you've been looking for :) SCHEDULE 6pm: Meet and greet 6:30-7:00: Open source research 7:00-7:30 Lightning talks 7:30-8:00: Socializing / Networking FOOD AND DRINK Refreshments will be served. ATTENDEE LIMIT Please note that there is a limit of 50 attendees for this meet up. The first 50 people that RSVP will be guaranteed a spot.

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  • WTD Ottawa Shopify Meetup

    Shopify - 8th Floor

    EVENT DESCRIPTION UNCONFERENCE For our first edition of 2019 we'll repeat the popular unconference format that we tried out last year ! This time we'll do an entire unconference dedicated to the topic of structured authoring and DITA. Have an experience using DITA or another structured authoring tool that you'd like to share ? Then we hope you'll consider signing up as an unconference discussion leader to help lead a small group through a DITA related topic of your choosing. To do so, comment in this message board thread: https://www.meetup.com/Write-The-Docs-YOW-Ottawa/messages/boards/thread/51997616#[masked] We'll set up tables and break into groups for a 30 min chat on a specific topic. Want to know more about an unconference? Check out this page: http://www.writethedocs.org/conf/na/2017/unconference/ VENUE Please note that this edition of Write the Docs will be held in the Shopify Lounge on the 8th Floor, rather than in Cody's Cafe. Use the main bank of elevators to get up to the 8th floor (closest to the Gloucester doors - elevators A-F). FOOD AND DRINK Refreshments will be served. ATTENDEE LIMIT Please note that there is a limit of 50 attendees for this meet up. The first 50 people that RSVP will be guaranteed a spot. SHEDULE 6:00-6:30pm - Refreshments and mingle 6:30-7:00pm - Unconference > Topic 1 7:00-7:30pm - Unconference > Topic 2 7:45-8:00pm - Chatting and goodbyes

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  • WTD Ottawa Shopify Meetup

    Shopify (Cody's Cafe - 6th Floor)

  • WTD Ottawa Shopify Meetup

    Shopify (Cody's Cafe - 6th Floor)

    EVENT DESCRIPTION Write the Docs Ottawa and Shopify are pleased to invite you to our first ever Holiday Mixer ! We'll have light refreshments as per usual, as well as ice breaker activities, holiday themed videos on the big screen, and the talents of Shopify's very own DJ Amy AV. Come out to meet your fellow documentation enthusiasts, including developers, technical writers, customer support, and any one else who cares about supporting great experiences with software. VENUE Please note that this edition of Write the Docs will be held in the Shopify Lounge on the 8th Floor, rather than in Cody's Cafe. Use the main bank of elevators to get up to the 8th floor (closest to the Gloucester doors - elevators A-F). SCHEDULE 6pm - Mingle and say hi :) 7-8pm - Activities :) :) FOOD AND DRINK Refreshments will be served. ATTENDEE LIMIT Please note that there is a limit of 50 attendees for this meet up. The first 50 people that RSVP will be guaranteed a spot.

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  • WTD Ottawa Meetup

    Shopify (Cody's Cafe - 6th Floor)

    This edition of WTD Ottawa features a presentation from Rob Hanna, who will be giving his talk "Tech Comm Goes Back to the Future". Rob Hanna is a professional technical communicator and leading expert in structured XML authoring, DITA and content management. Over the course of his career, Rob has consulted to or worked for several Fortune 500 companies including: - Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO) - Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: ORCL) - Xerox (NASDAQ: XRX) - Research In Motion (TSE: RIM) - CAE Ltd (TSE: CAE) - Canadian Tire (TSX: CTC) - Infineon (FWB: IFX) - Wolters Kluwer (Euronext Amsterdam: WKL) In 2014, Rob was awarded the rank of Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) and earned the Enterprise Content Management Specialist (ECMs) designation from AIIM. Rob earned his certification from Information Mapping International as an Information Mapping® Certified Consultant™ (IMCC) in 2013 and holds a certification from AIIM as a Certified Information Professional (CIP). Rob is the President and Chief Information Architect at Precision Content Authoring Solutions Inc. in Mississauga, Canada. Rob is a member of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee working on the Technical Documentation Subcommittee. He is an executive member of AIIM’s First Canadian Chapter. He has served as a national director for the STC and as the vice-chairman for the STC Certification Commission. EVENT SCHEDULE 5:30 to 6:00 - Refreshments and mingle 6:00 to 7:00 - Rob Hanna's presentation 7:00 to 7:30 - AMA with Rob Hanna (what the STC means to me) 7:30 to 8:00 - Chatting and goodbyes FOOD AND DRINK Refreshments will be served. ATTENDEE LIMIT Please note that there is a limit of 60 attendees for this meet up. The first 60 people that RSVP will be guaranteed a spot.

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  • WTD Ottawa Meetup

    14th Floor in Shopify

    EVENT DESCRIPTION This edition of WTD Ottawa features a virtual presentation from Mark Baker, who will be giving his talk on structured writing. http://www.writethedocs.org/conf/cincinnati/2018/speakers/#speaker-cincinnati-2018-mark-baker) ROOM CHANGE The Oct 6th WTD Ottawa meetup will be held in a different room. Follow the event signage to the back and take the elevator near the Gloucester St. entrance up to the 14th floor. EVENT SCHEDULE 6:00 to 6:30: Refreshments and mingle 6:30 to 7:30: Mark Baker - Structured Writing: How Rhetoric Supports Process 7:30 to 8:00: Chatting and goodbyes FOOD AND DRINK Refreshments will be served. ATTENDEE LIMIT Please note that there is a limit of 50 attendees for this meet up. The first 50 people that RSVP will be guaranteed a spot.

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  • WTD Ottawa Shopify Meetup

    Shopify (Cody's Cafe - 6th Floor)

    EVENT DESCRIPTION Write the Docs Ottawa and Shopify are pleased to invite you for an evening of socialization, networking, and talks. Come out to meet your fellow documentation enthusiasts, including developers, technical writers, customer support, and any one else who cares about supporting great experiences with software. UNCONFERENCE We will set up tables and break into groups for a 30 min chat on a specific topic. If you are passionate about a topic related to documentation and would like to help guide a discussion, then comment in this message board thread: https://www.meetup.com/Write-The-Docs-YOW-Ottawa/messages/boards/thread/51750411 Want to know more about an unconference? Check out this page: http://www.writethedocs.org/conf/na/2017/unconference/ FOOD AND DRINK Refreshments will be served. ATTENDEE LIMIT Please note that there is a limit of 50 attendees for this meet up. The first 50 people that RSVP will be guaranteed a spot. SHEDULE 6:00-6:30pm - Refreshments and mingle 6:30-7:00pm - Unconference > Topic 1 7:00-7:30pm - Unconference > Topic 2 7:45-8:00pm - Chatting and goodbyes