- What do we want this Meetup to be?
Come with your ideas about what you’d like this group to do. What kinds of gatherings do you want to attend? What do you want to learn? What do you have to offer others? Why bother traveling somewhere to meet with fellow documentarians? Let’s find a way to make it worth your while! I intend to wear a recognizable hat. Or, look at my profile picture. I’ll have less makeup and poor lighting, but I’ll look a lot like that picture.
- Save the Date: Write the Docs Portland 2018
Write the Docs Portland 2018 will be May 6-8, 2018. The venue will once again be the wonderful Crystal Ballroom in Downtown Portland, Oregon. The Call for Proposals end January 10, submit here http://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2018/cfp/#submit-your-proposal You can review the Write the Docs Portland 2018 page (http://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2018/) for more information about schedules and sponsorship opportunities. Tickets are now on sale http://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2018/tickets/
- Lightning Talks!
Happy 2018! For our first event of the year we are doing Lightning Talks! Learn more about lightning talks here: http://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2018/lightning-talks/ We already have 2 volunteers and are looking for 2-3 more. We look forward to word-nerding out with everyone. Code of conduct reminder: http://www.writethedocs.org/code-of-conduct/
- End of 2017 Happy Hour
Join Write the Docs Boston as we celebrate 2017! Our last event of the year will consist of a networking happy hour at Cybereason. We will have a time for announcements, including a review of the Write the Docs 2018 Portland call for papers (CFP). Additionally, we will have some idea boards available. We encourage you to write down topic ideas for the Boston WTD 2018 events or pitch potential conference presentations. Looking forward to celebrating the year end with you!
- Challenges with Large Doc Sets
Join us at Cantina on Thursday, November 16 from 6:30-8:30pm, as we review the challenges of dealing with large sets of documentation! We will have a presentation by Karan Gill, followed by a discussion and questions surrounding the topic. Karan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/karan-gill-89554716/) Gill - Senior Technical Writer @ MathWorks The presentation will cover the challenges such as: • Scaling • Tooling & infrastructure • User Interface • Supporting multiple software versions • Search Engine Optimization • Multi-product workflows • Metrics and reporting Karan's presentation is based on his experience with the MathWorks doc set, which spans thousands of pages and several products.
- mabl Happy Hour + Lightning Talks
Join Boston Write the Docs for refreshments and networking at mabl! mabl has invited us to their office for an evening of refreshments, non-alcoholic drinks available, and learning. Along with hearing more about mabl, we will have some community presented Lightning Talks! You, yes you, can sign up to do a lightning talk (https://goo.gl/forms/Z4M2CfaMG5gwnYm42) for this event, this is perfect for new or seasoned presenters. (Not sure what a lightning talk is, learn more here (http://www.writethedocs.org/conf/na/2017/lightning-talks/).) Hang out with your Write the Docs friends, make new ones, all while seeing a cool office space and learning fun new topics! Tentative Agenda: 6-6:45pm Happy Hour 6:45-7pm WTD Announcements & mabl presentation 7-7:30pm Lightning Talks • Alison Hodges - Doc Hacks • Rhiannon Chiacchiaro - Ethical Tech: Shaping the future without leaving people in the past 7:30-8pm (more) Happy Hour
- GitHub for Writers
Welcome back to Boston Write the Docs! We're delighted to be in our regular space at Cantina on Tuesday, Sept 26, at 6:30pm for Sarah Schneider's presentation on "GitHub for Writers"! Sarah Schneider, Developer Platform Content Writer @ GitHub Sarah will be giving us an overview of how we can "Use a GitHub workflow for technical writing." Already using GitHub? Awesome! We'd love for you to share your setup and the types of projects you're doing after the "formal" presentation. The GitHub documentation team logo is wonderful so I'm displaying it below!