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Did It in Minutes

Some notes on Mo Nishiyama’s talk from Write The Docs Portland Documenting meeting notes Excellent release notes, developer docs, and api docs are considered the sports cars of documentation, while meeting minutes are more often considered the garbage trucks: boring,

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Aggregated Write The Docs Portland links

Daniel Lemke (@RockandRollBot) put together a comprehensive summary of links related to the talks from Write The Docs Portland. Be sure to check out the video links if you missed something during one of the Lola’s Room sessions. WTD Portland

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Ignorance is strength: writing documentation by learning as you go

Some notes on Amalia Hawkins’s talk from Write The Docs Portland The struggle to overcome your ignorance of a subject can be the most creative and productive time in your learning experience. This struggle can help you relate at a

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There’s a new sheriff in town

Some notes on Heidi Waterhouse’s talk from Write The Docs Portland When you’re the new sheriff in town, how can you establish order in a chaotic environment? Get a star Get hired. That act conveys your authority. Hold it in

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Communities are awesome

Some notes on Ali Spivak’s talk from Write The Docs Portland As a nonprofit, the The Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) relies on community of volunteers to create and maintain developer documentation for all Mozilla products. MDN documents are used by

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Flow: a permaculture approach to documentation projects

Some notes on Homer Christensen’s talk from Write The Docs Portland Homer Christensen practices permaculture, which is a landscape philosophy that advocates working with rather than against the natural evolution of a place. A landscape philosophy Permaculture as a landscape

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Write The Docs

I’m in Portland for a couple of days this week, attending the Write The Docs conference. I’m excited to meet some talented people, roll around in their ideas, stuff my pockets full of smartness, and take it home to use

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