Category Archives: podcasts

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 »

Slides and recording for “Perfecting the audio narration in instructional video” at Info Dev World

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Yesterday at Information Development World I presented “Perfecting the audio narration in instructional video.” Here are my slides and recording. Length: 50 min. Download MP3 (right-click and select Save As) Perfecting the audio narration in instructional video from Tom Johnson PowerPoint in other format: pptx | zip Also, I know I posted it earlier, but Continue Reading »

API Doc presentation slides and recording (San Francisco STC chapter)

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Yesterday I presented “Publishing strategies for API documentation” to the San Francisco STC chapter. Here are my slides and recording. Length: 60 min. Download MP3 (right-click and select Save As) Publishing strategies for API documentation from Tom Johnson PowerPoint in other format: pptx | zip Also, I know I posted it earlier, but here’s the Continue Reading »

Information Development World and the Customer Experience — A Podcast with Scott Abel and Val Swisher

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Length: 26 min. Download MP3 (right-click and select Save As) In this podcast, I talk with Scott Abel and Val Swisher, organizers for the Information Development World conference, about the technical writer’s role in the customer experience. The customer experience is a major focus of the Information Development World conference. The Information Development World conference Continue Reading »

Introduction to API documentation: Interview with Scot Marvin

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Length: 30 min. Download MP3 (right-click and select Save As) In this podcast, I talk with Scot Marvin, an API technical writer based in Oregon, about some introductory topics with API documentation. Topics covered in the podcast include the following: The prevalence of APIs 15 years ago compared to today The definition of an API Continue Reading »