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Write the Docs Welcome Address

Write the Docs Welcome Address

My welcoming address to Write the Docs

ericholscher

April 08, 2013
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  1. Write the Docs
    Version 0
    Monday, April 8, 13

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  2. Done as a community
    conference
    • “Open Source” style conference
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  3. Breaking New Ground
    • Be gentle
    • Origin story
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  4. Problems to solve
    • No central resource for documentation on
    documentation
    • No community around documentation
    • That I know of
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  5. Your job
    • Make friends
    • Learn something
    • Build community
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  6. Why docs are
    important
    • The part where I preach to the choir
    • Education & Teaching
    • Outreach & Empowerment
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  7. Why Community
    Matters
    • Together we are greater than apart
    • Gives people a place to get better
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  8. How we get along
    • Welcoming
    • Open
    • Supportive
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  9. Code of Conduct
    • Be excellent to one another
    • Talk to an organizer if you have any issues
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  10. Agenda
    • Wide Ranging
    • Documentarian bound
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  11. Mascot
    • Every community needs a mascot
    • This room is qualified
    • I have a nominee
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  12. Documentation Sloth
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  13. Thanks
    • Sponsors
    • Speakers
    • Attendees
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