The job market for developer documentation in Silicon Valley is the hottest in the country. But developer documentation jobs can be tricky to get, and also difficult to excel in, especially if you lack an engineering background. Despite the difficulties, technical writers in these positions can bring tremendous value to engineering teams. Immersed in developer documentation, you’re constantly learning new technologies and interacting closely with engineers.
In this presentation, Andrew Davis will talk about developer documentation jobs in the Bay area, specifically:
- Why is developer doc work desirable?
- Which skills and abilities open doors into developer doc jobs?
- Which traits and assets keep the doors open?
- Where is demand strongest?
- What’s the work pay?
- How can I get there from here?
Date: Monday, August 15, 2016
Networking/social time: 6:00-7:00pm
Presentation time: 7:00-8:00pm+
Location: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
About Andrew Davis
Andrew Davis has recruited technical content developers in the SF Bay Area since 1995. He is a former software industry Technical Writer and has a reputation for both understanding and championing the role of content development.
Andrew enjoys helping those who communicate complex information get ahead by recognizing and refining their value to technology companies. He’s candid and connected and, just as importantly, he likes to help tech industry workers achieve their goals and achieve independence from intermediaries.
Andrew ran Synergistech Communications during the Internet Gold Rush years and has recently returned to solo recruiting mode, incorporating his business as Tech Comm Talent. He remains focused on recruiting great technical content development talent for discerning local technology companies. Join him on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/synergistech) to learn more.
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