Category Archives: podcasts

Podcast: The upcoming tcworld India conference on March 12-13, with Akash Dubey

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Length: 25 min. Download MP3 (right-click and select Save As) This weekend I talked with Akash Dubey, one of the main organizers of the tcworld India conference, about the upcoming conference in India. Although I haven’t mentioned it on my blog yet, this year I’m actually attending tcworld India as an invited keynote presenter. tcworld Continue Reading »

Best practices for API documentation — podcast with Andrya Feinberg

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I recently talked with Andrya Feinberg, a documentation manager and content strategist for Emotient, about best practices with API documentation. Below is a writeup Andrya has provided that summarizes some of the points she makes in the podcast. Length: 42 min. Download MP3 (right-click and select Save As) Here is Andrya’s summary of the best Continue Reading »

Survival strategies for API documentation — slides and recording

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I’m gave a webinar to the Southern Ontario STC on Monday, Feb 2. This post contains the slides and recording. Webinar description Survival strategies for API documentation If you’re documenting an API for the first time, you may be in survival mode just trying to decipher the code, unravel developer speak, and publish a coherent Continue Reading »

Moving from passive to reactive documentation — recording of presentation by Greg Koberger, ReadMe.io founder

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The following is a recording of a presentation about passive versus reactive documentation by Greg Koberger, developer and designer for ReadMe.io, a slick new REST API documentation tool. Greg gave this presentation at the STC Silicon Valley chapter meeting on January 12, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. (He gave a similar presentation to a Write Continue Reading »

Podcast: Automating REST API documentation, with Peter Gruenbaum

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Length: 40 min. Download MP3 (right-click and select Save As) In this podcast, Peter Gruenbaum talks about automating REST API documentation. Here are a few questions I asked Peter during the podcast: What do people mean when they use the term “automated documentation”? Is automated documentation preferable to manual documentation? Why is it more difficult Continue Reading »

Learning how developers think, and other API doc insights: Podcast with Joe Malin

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Length: 45 min. Download MP3 (right-click and select Save As) In this podcast, I talk with Joe Malin about a variety of topics within API documentation, including how developers think, best practices, and more. Joe is a former software engineer who turned to technical writing many years ago. He has worked at a variety of companies Continue Reading »

The Author Experience — Interview with Rick Yagodich

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Length: 26 min. Download MP3 (right-click and select Save As) While I was at Information Development World, I had a conversation with Rick Yagodich about his new book, Author Experience. This is one of the first books in The Content Strategy series of books. During our conversation, Rick and I talked about the following topics: Why do Continue Reading »