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Git and GitHub (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on Git and GitHub.
API documentation (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on API documentation.
Every page is page one (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on "every page is page one."
Marcom and tech comm (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on techcomm and marcom.
Scrum (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on Scrum.
Let's Talk Docs podcast -- episode on measuring API documentation quality
There's a new podcast called Let's Talk Docs, hosted by Portia Burton and Eric Holscher (co-founder of Write the Docs). They recently interviewed me for episode 2.
The History of Content -- Content Components podcast with Patrick Bosek and Sarah O'Keefe
The Content Components podcast, led by Patrick Bosek of Heretto (formerly easyDITA), has a two-part interview with Sarah O'Keefe worth listening to.
Preparing for technical writing jobs and interviews -- posts from Aaron Redshaw
If you're preparing for a technical writing interview, or looking to get experience to better qualify yourself for the tech comm job market, check out this helpful advice from my former colleague, Aaron Redshaw.
Content strategy (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on content strategy.
DITA (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on DITA.
WordPress and web CMSs (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on WordPress and web content management systems (CMSs).
Quick reference guides (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on quick reference guides.
Screencasting (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on screencasting.
Faceted filtering (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on faceted filtering.
Wikis and crowdsourcing (Trends to follow or forget)
This post is part of a series that explores tech comm trends that I've either followed or forgotten, and why. The overall goal is to better understand the reasons that drive trend adoption or abandonment in my personal career. This post focuses on wikis and crowdsourcing.