Lightning talks from San Francisco Write the Docs meetup
Writing globally for locals, by Laura Stewart
Contributing to open-source projects through documentation, by Rhonda Glennon
Writing effective app copy, by Sarah Day
The easiest way to create professional-looking illustrations and diagrams, by Tom Johnson
“Storycraft in SDK documentation” or “A Writer’s Theory of Everything”, by Elisa Sawyer
Using Twine as interactive documentation, by Al Nelson
Open source documentation in practice (Kubernetes case study), by John Mulhausen
MediaWiki as a Documentation Platform, by Juan Lara
Localization Readiness 101: Glossary, by William Clemens
A Tribe Called Tech (Writers), by Mary Swift
Comment on the Draft Federal Source Code Policy, by Britta Gustafson
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If you organize meetings for writing groups, I highly recommend trying out this lightning talk format. It’s a great change of pace, fun to see new faces, and generates a lively momentum and energy to the meeting.
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