• May Meeting: MadCap Flare User Group

    Venafi

    For our May meeting we're teaming up with the SLC MadCap Flare User Group again to discuss more tips and tricks. Users at any experience level are welcome. Even if you don't use MadCap Flare at your workplace, you'll still learn some valuable tips about documentation best practices either way. Come and learn! We'll also broadcast the meeting on Zoom if you'd like to join that way: https://zoom.us/j/6752566652

  • March Meeting: MadCap Flare User Group

    For our March meeting, Write the Docs is co-hosting a MadCap Flare User Group meeting for users at any experience level. As you are probably aware, MadCap Flare is one of the industry leaders in documentation software, but it does have a bit of a learning curve. Come learn more about this software with other users and skill up in the process!

  • January Meeting: Writing at Scale (Attend online!)

    Needs a location

    In this WTD SLC meetup, Kyle Rollins (a technical writer at 3M) will talk about scaling up content management with structured content, content reuse, and single-source publishing. In short, sanity at scale. No matter what kind of writing you do, at some point the sheer amount of it becomes cumbersome. The more time you spend maintaining and managing content, the less time you spend creating it. Let's get back to creating. For January, we will experiment with conducting our Meetup online using Zoom. Join us using you own computer or phone! Join us on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/6752566652 To download the Zoom client beforehand: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting

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  • December Meeting - WTD 2019 Proposals and Networking

    Harvest Restaurant at Thanksgiving Point

    This will be a largely informal event. Come mix with other tech professionals and learn about tech industry trends along the Wasatch Front. No real structure to this meetup. Location: Harvest Restaurant in Lehi! If you want to come prepared, check out their lunch menu (https://www.thanksgivingpoint.org/media/2578/fall_harvest_lunch_glutenfree_web-2.pdf). Just mention Write the Docs at the front, and they'll guide you to us. If you have any issues getting to us or finding the restaurant, please call (801)[masked]. Meetup topic: The Write the Docs 2019 conference is now accepting proposals. If you have questions or want to talk through your ideas, this is a great opportunity to do so! This conference is very welcoming of new speakers, so don't feel intimidated. The deadline for proposals is February. -- Write the Docs SLC is the local Meetup group under a family of Meetups and Conferences called Write the Docs ( http://www.writethedocs.org/ ). WTD already exists in over two dozen cities, with a presence both nationally and globally in many emerging tech centers, such as San Francisco, Portland, London, and Berlin. Can't wait till the next meeting to get the conversation started? Check out: - Write the Docs Slack (make sure you join the #slc channel): http://www.writethedocs.org/slack/ - Write the Docs forums: http://forum.writethedocs.org/

  • November - Optimizing Web Content With Analytics

    Marmalade Branch

    Chris Snoke will talk about optimizing content with analytics. Topics include the market, opportunities, tools, and blog monetization.

  • Write the Docs SLC: Accessibility Best Practices

    Join us to learn more about how to make your future projects more accessible. Front-end web developer Chris Rock will give a presentation about what accessibility means and how it applies to web development. We'll also discuss how to make content in technical documents more accessible based on industry best practices. Developers and technical writers are all invited!

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  • Doc Sprint at SaltConf - Write the Docs for Open Source

    Salt Palace Convention Center, SLC, Utah

    Join us this month for a combined Documentation Sprint at SaltConf18 (https://saltconf.com/) with our awesome sponsor, SaltStack (https://saltstack.com/)! This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on experience writing open source documentation. At this day-long event, you'll work alongside SaltStack Engineers to improve documentation for Salt (https://saltstack.com/salt-open-source/), the open source software for modern IT automation. First time attending a doc sprint? Check out these resources to get a feel for what to expect: - Write the Docs Portland Writing Day - http://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2018/writing-day/ - 5 Lessons from the Open Help doc sprints - https://opensource.com/community/15/7/five-lessons-open-help-doc-sprints This event is part of SaltConf18, the annual SaltStack User conference. If any group members are interested in attending the SaltConf18 welcome reception on Tuesday night (live music by the SaltStack house band), or the SaltConf18 main conference, please let us know and we can provide a guest pass. The full SaltConf18 agenda can be found here: https://saltconf.com/saltconf18-agenda/ Doc Sprint at SaltConf18 Agenda 10 am - Doc Sprint 12 noon - Lunch 1 pm - More Doc Sprint 4 pm - End of Sprint Feel free to attend the full sprint, or just drop by for an hour or two! We'll have greeters standing by to get you up to speed on where you can contribute. Preparation Please complete as much of the following as possible. Don't worry if you don't have it all! - Install Git (if you have no prior experience with Git, please complete as much of this free course as possible beforehand - https://www.udacity.com/course/how-to-use-git-and-github--ud775) - Install Sphinx - http://www.sphinx-doc.org/en/master/ - Install a program to SSH into our Salt training environment (for Windows users), such as PuTTY (http://www.putty.org) or Cmdr (http://cmder.en.softonic.com) - Explore the Salt project on GitHub - https://github.com/saltstack/salt - Read about contributing Salt documentation - https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/topics/development/conventions/documentation.html Questions? Please contact an organizer: - Ashley Newton - Kyle Rollins - Alyssa Rock *If you have trouble installing Git, Sphinx, or PuTTY, please contact an organizer for help at least 24 hours before the doc sprint.

  • August Meeting - Intro to Jekyll for Documentation

    Learning new tools is a great way to stay competitive in today's tech workforce. Jekyll (https://jekyllrb.com/), the static site generator, has emerged as a popular tool in software documentation--particularly for teams writing Documentation as Code (http://www.writethedocs.org/guide/docs-as-code/). Ashley Newton will present an overview of Jekyll, and how to use it as a Help Authoring Tool. Her talk will address how Jekyll compares to other tools such as MadCap Flare, and whether you should consider using it for your documentation projects. Location We're meeting at SaltStack, located in the Nuvi Office. Thank you SaltStack (https://twitter.com/SaltStack) for sponsoring us! Agenda Before the meeting - Install Jekyll if you'd like to follow along (https://jekyllrb.com/docs/installation/) 6:35 - Welcome, grab a snack, introductions 6:45 - Talk from Ashley 7:00 - Q & A 7:10 - Discussion 7:30 - Announcements 7:35 - More snacks and conversation About Write the Docs Programmers, technical writers, designers, support professionals, or anyone else interested in best practices in software documentation is welcome! Write the Docs SLC is the local Meetup group under a family of Meetups and Conferences called Write the Docs ( http://www.writethedocs.org/ ). WTD already exists in over two dozen cities, with a presence both nationally and globally in many emerging tech centers, such as San Francisco, Portland, London, and Berlin. Can't wait till the next meeting to get the conversation started? Check out: - Write the Docs Slack (make sure you join the #slc channel): http://www.writethedocs.org/slack/ - Write the Docs forums: http://forum.writethedocs.org/

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  • July Meeting - Localization basics with Tia Oniani

    Waterford School

    As businesses become more globalized, localization looms. But where should you begin? Join us as Tia Oniani guides the way through localization basics like preparing for localization, in-house vs external localization, and how localization companies work. Tia Oniani is a project manager at inWhatLanguage, and has extensive experience with localization. The event will be at the Waterford Institute in Sandy. Agenda 6:35 - Welcome, grab a snack, introductions 6:45 - Talk from Tia 7:00 - Q & A 7:10 - Discussion 7:30 - Announcements 7:35 - More snacks and conversation Programmers, technical writers, designers, support professionals, or anyone else interested in best practices in software documentation is welcome! Write the Docs SLC is the local Meetup group under a family of Meetups and Conferences called Write the Docs ( http://www.writethedocs.org/ ). WTD already exists in over two dozen cities, with a presence both nationally and globally in many emerging tech centers, such as San Francisco, Portland, London, and Berlin. Can't wait till the next meeting to get the conversation started? Check out: - Write the Docs Slack (make sure you join the #slc channel): http://www.writethedocs.org/slack/ - Write the Docs forums: http://forum.writethedocs.org/

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  • June Meeting - Writing the Docs for Multiple Projects

    FlexSim Building in the Canyon Park Technology Center

    Join us for a talk by Sage Robins Henrikson, who will share tips on writing the internal docs to make your life easier when managing multiple projects and teams. Sage Robins Henrikson is Scrum Master and Release Manager at SaltStack, and has a demonstrated history of streamlining processes in the information technology and services industry through excellent documentation. The event is schedule to take place at the FlexSim building in Orem. See the agenda below: 6:35 - Welcome, grab a snack, introductions 6:45 - Talk from Sage Henrikson 7:10 - Q & A 7:20 - Discussion 7:30 - Announcements Programmers, technical writers, designers, support professionals, or anyone else interested in best practices in software documentation is welcome! Write the Docs SLC is the local Meetup group under a family of Meetups and Conferences called Write the Docs ( http://www.writethedocs.org/ ). WTD already exists in over two dozen cities, with a presence both nationally and globally in many emerging tech centers, such as San Francisco, Portland, London, and Berlin. Can't wait till the next meeting to get the conversation started? Check out: - Write the Docs Slack (make sure you join the #slc channel) : http://www.writethedocs.org/slack/ - Write the Docs forums: http://forum.writethedocs.org/