Working with developers is critical to the success of technical writers. Writers who work with developers can make their lives easier by learning to use developer tools for their own work. Development teams have different cultures, and adapting to the culture of the team you’re working in can smooth away many difficulties.
One of the most important developer tools is the version control system, and the most important version control system is Git. We’ll focus on Git and talk a little about Tom Johnson’s Documentation Theme for Jekyll, which you can download from GitHub and make good use of.
This session is a chance for you to share your experiences, vent your grievances, and hear how others have experienced their interactions with developers and developer tools.
Richard Mateosian is a technical writer with a programming background. He has been working in this area for more than half a century. He is an STC Fellow and a member of the leadership of several Bay Area chapters.
Date: Monday, February 24, 2020
Meeting time: 6:00-8:00pm+
Location: IHOP Restaurant, 4200 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Note: You don’t have to be an official STC member to attend the meetings.