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New Relic

111 SW 5th Ave, #2700
27th floor, OR 97204, us (map)

Future events happening here

  • Tuesday
    Jun 13 2017
    Write The Docs PDX - Internet Archive: Universal Access. Open APIs (Speaker: VM Brasseur)

    New Relic

    With tens of millions of items in its collections, Internet Archive is one of the largest libraries in the world. It provides free and open access to all of its materials to anyone with an internet connection, making it a treasure trove for researchers, historians, and curious individuals.

    Of course, having a collection that large doesn’t help anyone if it’s difficult to access. To help with this, Internet Archive has released a number of open APIs and tools to allow people to upload and download items, as well as data mine the metadata for the entire collection.

    In this session we will:

    Give you a tour of Internet Archive and its collections
    Introduce you to the APIs and tools you can use to access and contribute to the Archive
    * Show examples of how other people and institutions are using the Archive

    Speaker Bio:

    In VM (aka Vicky)'s nearly 20 years in the tech industry she has been an analyst, programmer, product manager, software engineering manager, director of software engineering, and C-level technical business and open source strategy consultant. Vicky is the winner of the Perl White Camel Award (2014) and the O'Reilly Open Source Award (2016).

    Vicky occasionally blogs at http://anonymoushash.vmbrasseur.com, often writes and is a community moderator for opensource.com, and frequently tweets at @vmbrasseur.


Past events that happened here

  • Tuesday
    Mar 14 2017
    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
    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