January 23, 2017: Modern Technical Writing

In Modern Technical Writing: An Introduction to Software Documentation (an ebook available on Kindle), Andrew Etter argues for a model of technical writing that involves lightweight markup languages (like AsciiDoc and Markdown), static site generators (such as Sphinx), distributed version control systems (like Git or Bitbucket), constantly iterating/updating doc content on your website based on analytics, and more. In this presentation, Andrew will provide a summary of Modern Technical Writing, including a discussion of distributed workflows, static site generators, lessons learned during the publishing process, and more.

About Andrew Etter

Andrew EtterAndrew Etter leads the technical writing team at Palantir Technologies. He says, “My job is to produce great documentation, streamline the delivery process, and ensure the happiness and productivity of my brilliant team of writers. During my career, I’ve also worked in quality assurance and customer support. I count myself very lucky to have been involved in the software industry for just shy of a decade.”

Meeting details

Date: Monday, January 23, 2017
Networking/social time: 6:00-7:00pm
Presentation time: 7:00-8:00pm+
Location: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Cost: Free

Note: You don’t have to be an official STC member to attend the meetings.

Presentation Recording

If you missed the presentation, here’s the recording:

You can view the slides in PDF here:

If you only want the audio:

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