2021: Virtual.  2022: In person (I hope).

Write The Docs

Proposal Prep Meetup

January 20, 2021

2021: Virtual.  2022: In person (I hope).

Agenda

  • Introduction
    • Deadline (25 January)
    • Process
    • Example proposal
  • Present your proposal (5 min)
    • Questions / discussion (5 min)

Process

  • Past conferences (Portland)
    • > 100 proposals
    • < 1-2 minutes / proposal
    • Desire: spoilers
    • Trouble: proposals that belong at other conferences

Example Proposal

www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/example-proposal/

  • Catchy title
  • Brief story
  • Lessons for audience
  • Spoilers
  • Avoid specific tools
    •  (unless universal)

Present your Proposal

  • Presentation (< 5 min)
  • Questions / Discussion (< 5 min)
  • Screenshare or verbal discussion

Proposal 1

  • Documentation communities: Golden ticket or Bad nut?
  • Proposer in a different time zone (GMT+2)
    • Laura Novich
  • Community documentation
  • Tell the story of a doc community
    • "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

Proposal 2

  • Brian Kerr
  • Lift Off!
  • How to make sure your documentation is ready for your next feature launch

Proposal 3

  • Alyssa Rock
  • How can I get started in open source as a technical writer

Proposal 4

  • Kimberlee Johnson
  • Docs are products too
    • They should grow with your business

Proposal 5

  • Swapnil Ogale
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Proposal 6

  • Rachael Stavchansky
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Proposal 7

  • Falon Darville

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