We had a lively turnout at the last STC meeting. By lively, I think we had about 30+ people in attendance, and good all-around discussion.
I had the chance to meet several new people, and one person mentioned that he reads my blog; as a bonus, he had positive things to say. We got (Read more...)
For most of my technical writing career, although I’ve often worked with other technical writers, the projects have usually been independent of each other. The other technical writers worked near me but on other projects. We coordinated with styles and tools, but we didn’t have to push topics from one project into another.
Now, however, (Read more...)
Last week at the Static Web Tech Meetup in San Francisco, Parker Moore (the primary maintainer of the Jekyll project) announced the release of Jekyll 3.0.
In the meetup presentation, Parker covers the main features in the Jekyll 3.0 release.
You can also read the brief Jekyll 3.0 release notes.
I’ve been playing (Read more...)
A reader asks a few questions:
Can you describe a day in the life of a Technical Writer?
Sure, here is my typical day:
- Take kids to school, then ride bike to work (just 3 miles from home, hooray!).
- Check latest activity on JIRA, Confluence, email (a remote team in Sri Lanka works in an (Read more...)
Increase efficiency 24 times faster when fixing errors — implications for technical writers on agile teams
Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time is one of the best books I’ve listened to in a long time. Although I’ve worked in agile environments for the last decade, I don’t think I fully understood the way agile is supposed to work until listening to this book.
This book (Read more...)