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Tuesday
Apr 11
Write The Docs PDX - Preview Talks at Write The Docs 2017
New Relic

Save the date! We'll give people who are scheduled to speak at the Write The Docs 2017 conference a chance to rehearse their talks.

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Thursday
Aug 14, 2008
DIY (DO It Yourself) Stories Open Storytelling Night
Sydney's

DIY (Do It Yourself) Stories! Storytelling for the people, by the people. http://www.DIYstories.com

Join us to hear stories and tell your own...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 Doors open at 7:30, Stories 8-10 $3 cover

THEME: What Goes Around, Comes Around

Your 3:30 battle with the school bully was cancelled due to their leg-breaking accident in gym class. You gave up your seat on the bus and when you got home your missing wallet was there, cash and all. You're sure that you are still paying for stealing cookies twenty years ago.

LOCATION

Sydney's 1800 NW 16th Ave. (At the corner of NW 16th & Thurman)

Hope to see and hear you there.

http://www.DIYstories.com

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Wednesday
Sep 24, 2008
DIY (Do It Yourself) Stories
Blackbird Wine Shop

HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE Stories about secrets, wine, and good times.

DIY (Do It Yourself) Stories is an open storytelling event for mature audiences. You don’t HAVE TO get up & tell, but it’s way more fun when you do! Nobody knows what will be heard or said at DIY Stories; it’s different every time.

$10 at the door includes a glass or flight of wine.

Blackbird Wine Shop 3519 NE 44th Ave. (44th & Freemont)

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Tuesday
Feb 24, 2009
PSU Multimedia Professional Development Center Info Session
Portland State University Professional Development Center

RSVP for the PSU Professional Development Center Info Session on February 24, 5-7pm. Bryan Rhoads, Internet Strategy workshop instructor, will give a brief presentation on social media marketing. The Multimedia Professional Program will be featured and participants will be able to interact with program managers on certificates, workshops and courses available.

5:00 - Check In

5:30 - Introduction by Professional Development Center (PDC)

5:35 - Presentations

         Room 1050C: Brian Rhoades
         Room 1053: Jennifer Johnson

5:50 - Break for refreshments/Questions

6:00 – Roundtable Discussions

         Room 1050C
         Professional Writing
         Multimedia
         Information Technology

         Room 1053
         Healthcare Management
         Six Sigma
         Human Resource Management

6:20 - Break for refreshments

6:30 – Roundtable Discussions

         Room 1050C
         Current Topics & Contemporary Issues
         Organization Development

         Room 1053
         Project Management
         Accelerated Supervision
         Marketing

6:50 - Reconvene, questions

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Monday
Apr 20, 2009
Write it Rich! Tips for Reluctant Writers
CubeSpace [ *sniff* out of business 12 June 2009]

Small business owners: Learn how to write your own marketing copy: blogs, newsletters, emails and more.

Write it Rich! Tips for Reluctant Writers is a 1-day, 2-hour workshop that teaches you how to organize your thoughts, pick a key message, and write DREAMY copy.

Great for folks in the service industry, and anyone who wants to brush up on their writing skills.

Class size limited to 10. Registration, pre-payment required. $65 per person. Contact Susan Rich for payment info.

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Wednesday
Aug 19, 2009
Write and Make Money Now!

Electronic books are revolutionizing the publishing world. What started as a small group of writers making money with download books on the internet, has now turned into a million dollar phenomenon, especially with the release of the Amazon Kindle Ebook Reader.

Whether you provide products or services, add e-books to your offerings. Write them once and sell them multiple times to create a passive stream of income. They also build your voice and position you as an expert in your industry.

Come join bestselling eBook and traditionally published author Julie A. Fast and learn how you can tap into this new publishing opportunity. This class will cover the ins and outs of eBook publishing as well as recording books as mp3 files and publishing on the Iphone.

Julie A. Fast is one of the top mental health writers in the world with over 1,000,000 books sold and counting! Julie is an author, speaker, radio host and publishing consultant. Her books include Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder, Get it Done When You're Depressed and The Official Geezer Guide to Creating and Selling Ebooks. Julie was a pioneer in the eBook industry and watches with fascination as the publishing world changes from print to electronic products. She believes that writers will soon record books directly to audio media and ultimately focus on electronic self publishing with self hired PR agents instead of only working with large publishing companies.

Julie teaches classes on Electronic Media and works with authors who want to write eArticles and bestselling books. You can read more about her work at www.juliefast.com.

$20 non-members / $30 at door | $5 members / $10 at door.

Register: http://augustsavvysalon.eventbrite.com/

Presented by The Savvy Collaborative. Rebecca Shapiro, Founder 503-381-3395 [email protected]

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Wednesday
Mar 17, 2010
Write to Sell: Learn the Basics of Copywriting
Rosenbaum Financial

Learn 3 steps to writing marketing copy that grabs attention, drives sales, and earns you money.

Write it Rich! Tips for Reluctant Writers shows you how to Organize your thoughts Pick a key message Write benefit-based marketing copy Deliver DREAMY words so your message is memorable!

Seating limited to 10. Come network with other business pros and get your top writing questions answered.

$65/person

RSVP Required: Susan Rich 503-341-6674

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Saturday
Mar 27, 2010
Write to Sell: Learn the Basics of Copywriting
Rosenbaum Financial

Learn 3 steps to writing marketing copy that grabs attention, drives sales, and earns you money.

Write it Rich! Tips for Reluctant Writers shows you how to Organize your thoughts Pick a key message Write benefit-based marketing copy Deliver DREAMY words so your message is memorable!

Seating limited to 10. Come network with other business pros and get your top writing questions answered.

$65/person

RSVP Required: Susan Rich 503-341-6674

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Monday
Jul 19, 2010
Portland Ten & Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Write It Ritch!
Mercy Corps NW

Are you writing for the internet? Find out how to resonate with an invisible audience in this 1-hour workshop. Susan Rich, owner of RichWriting Inc., shows you how to organize thoughts and pick a key message. Together you’ll discuss what makes good content—do’s and don’ts to capture your market’s attention. Susan Rich is a business writer, editor, and writing consultant with 20+ years of experience.

$5 for MCNW clients and $10 for community members. At the Mercy Corps NW office at 43 SW Naito Pkwy, downtown by the Burnside Bridge.

SIGN UP ONLINE @ http://www.mercycorpsnw.org/what-we-do/seminars/

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Monday
Aug 8, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

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Monday
Aug 15, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

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Monday
Aug 22, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

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Monday
Aug 29, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday. Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved. Press release here: http://bit.ly/pQOaye

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

If you can't make the Monday Jelly, feel free to come by any time during the week, 9-5, Monday through Friday.

Website
Monday
Sep 12, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Oct 10, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Oct 17, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Oct 24, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Oct 31, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Nov 7, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Nov 14, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Nov 21, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Nov 28, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Dec 5, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Dec 12, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Dec 19, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Dec 26, 2011
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Jan 2, 2012
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Happy New Year!

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

Website
Monday
Jan 9, 2012
Jelly in Portland
Collective Agency

Happy New Year!

Jelly in Portland continues, every Monday (and really every Mon-Fri, 9-5). Come and work here! Alongside others. Bring friends.

Open to people who are friendly and doing some kind of work they care about, no matter what kind of work it is. Most people are usually working on website-related work or writing, or having conversations.

Look at the homepage of the website and see who we are and how you'd like to be involved.

Info on Jelly coworking: http://workatjelly.com

Logistics: Wi-fi, Stumptown coffee, beautiful workplace, indoor bike parking available upstairs. On the Yellow and Green MAX lines.

Expect to get as much work done as you want to, and to ask and give advice as much as you and others want to. "What are you working on?" and "What do you think of this?" (while showing a screen) are favorite questions.

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Friday
May 17, 2013
PortlandWiki Revival
Three Friends Coffee House

We're meeting to work on articles for PortlandWiki! Come join us to learn more, suggest ideas, work on stump articles, and talk about the history of Portland.

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Friday
Sep 6, 2013
PortlandWiki Revival
Three Friends Coffee House

Come wiki it up with other documentarians of Portland.

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Tuesday
Feb 3, 2015
Write The Docs PDX: Enabling Walkup Contributions to Your Project Documentation
eBay Community Lounge

Everett Toews, Developer Advocate at Rackspace Hosting, will share his experience using Git and Markdown to make it easier for the community to propose changes to their documentation. Please arrive by 6pm. I want to start sort of promptly, by 6:05. (I'll be there by 5:30.) The building entry doors will be locked at 7pm. I'll appreciate help cleaning up, so we can depart by 8:30.


A common complaint against many open source projects is documentation. Insufficient, incorrect, non-existent, hard to find, and difficult to update are things we typically all hear. There are a lot of different ways to tackle these problems. There's no silver bullet but one of my favorite tactics is lowering the barriers for absolutely anyone to contribute documentation.

Ideally, lowering the barriers means:

  • using a common and well understood documentation markup language

  • using documentation editors that are commonly available

  • not requiring your contributors to install and configure tools

  • providing a preview of the updates to make reviews reviews easier

Learn how Apache jclouds has enabled walkup contributions to our project documentation. We've benefited from better documentation, shorter review times, and building community through contribution.

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Tuesday
Jun 9, 2015
Counterpoint: Don't Write The Docs
New Relic

The WTD NA conference is coming in May, so it's a good time to start planning for post-conference Meetups. We'll meet again on Tuesday June 9, when Diana Potter, the Senior Director of Customer Success at Customer.io tells us when to say: "Don't Write The Docs".

When I started working as a Technical Writer, our local VP told me that to do my job well, I'd spend significant time testing and pushing for changes to our software. To me, that sounds like the essence of Diana's talk.

Diana manages Customer.io's support/docs team. As such, I expect that her talk will interest Documentarians, Support Engineers, and Knowledge Base Creators. Here is the abstract of her talk:


Writing user facing documentation gives you a unique perspective on software. How does something work? Will the software explode when I push this button? Okay, now how do you explain that explosion to a user, in a way that makes sense and captures their attention?

What do you do, though, when that unique perspective illustrates areas of confusion? Why document something that's confusing? Fix the confusion!

Write the docs that make sense for the user and advocate for product changes on behalf of the "user" too.

How do you decide when it makes sense to document, and when it makes sense to dig in your heels and push for an internal change to the product? How can you use documentation to push for change? Come learn what I've learned, the processes I've put in place, and learn the following chant: "does this doc make sense?"

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Friday
Sep 23, 2016
2016 Portland Creative Conference
Gerding Theater at the Armory

The Portland Creative Conference is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across various creative industries. Bring your team or just bring yourself–either way you won’t leave the same as you arrived. You’ll be inspired and motivated in new ways, viewing your world with a fresh perspective. We feature presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, problems, influences and inspirations.

Purchase Tickets: Eventbrite

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Wednesday
Feb 8
Write The Docs PDX - Networking with a side of Write The Docs proposals
New Relic

NOTE: We'll be in New Relic's newest meeting room, on the 27th floor


The Write The Docs NA conference returns to Portland in May, and the deadline for proposals is February 10 (midnight PST).


For the third year, we'll give people who want to propose a chance to test things out, either by speaking briefly, or by brainstorming their proposals.

FYI, O'Reilly has an excellent guide to creating conference proposals, "Propose, Prepare, Present". If you navigate to http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920027096.do, you can get the eBook version for free.

We'll start with a brief networking session from 6-6:30.

At 6:30, I'll make a few announcements. Anyone who wants to try out a "preview" of a conference talk (5-10 min), or just present their draft proposal for comments, can speak to the group (or ask questions) after that.

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Tuesday
Mar 14
Write The Docs PDX - Learn About The Wacom User Help System
New Relic

Wacom -- a company which develops Pen Input hardware -- needed a user help system to move beyond static PDFs. Their solution was to separate product-specific PDFs into a series of, mostly common, HTML topic pages. These HTML file were, in turn, processed into a web deliverable package via Python scripting.

The solution is complex, as the Wacom system includes interrelationships between 150+ topics across over 30 products and 14 languages.

The solution required “a more technical Tech Writer” -- as it required knowledge of HTML
Python
JavaScript
Excel Macros

Wacom implemented their solution by integrating their tech writer in their Engineering team. They also included a dedicated engineering resource to support design and development of their technical docs.

Speaker: Arthur Krebsbach, Windows Software Engineer

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