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Crash course in API documentation -- a one-hour video

by Tom Johnson on May 16, 2019 •
categories: general podcasts

If you want a condensed, one-hour version of what I cover in my API documentation workshop, check out this crash-course video.

I mentioned in my STC Summit slide links post that I recorded my “Intro to API documentation” presentation using the on-board mic on my laptop, and that STC let me post it on my blog. The sound in the recording isn’t great, but if you’re interested, the video is available below. Someone who recently watched the video wrote me to say,

Btw, the one hour crash course was great. I just watched it. This will be my go-to-link to send people interested in the space. It’s a lot of content for a beginner, but its variety and your talking more holistically about the workflow/mindset made it a great introduction. Bravo!

In this introductory presentation, I explore Sendgrid as a good example of API docs.

For more API documentation recordings, see Video recordings of API doc workshops.

I also rendered this video as a standalone audio file in case you prefer it this way:

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Tom Johnson

I'm a technical writer / API doc specialist based in the Seattle area. In this blog, I write about topics related to technical writing and communication — such as software documentation, API documentation, visual communication, information architecture, writing techniques, plain language, tech comm careers, and more. Check out simplifying complexity and API documentation for some deep dives into these topics. If you're a technical writer and want to keep on top of the latest trends in the field, be sure to subscribe to email updates. You can also learn more about me or contact me.