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Write the Docs Portland 2020 is excited to welcome everyone to our first online conference!

This platform will be where we start the conference on Sunday, August 9th. We recommend that you set up your Hopin profile with your picture and any information you want to display (visible to all attendees) prior to the event.

To help you prepare for the virtual event, we put together the following resources:


We're excited to see you soon!

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Schedule

· Stage
Writing Day Introduction
Morning introduction - Introduction to Sprints & Project Introductions
· Sessions
Writing Day
Join a writing "table" from the session list or sign-up to lead a working group! Session breakdown and sign-up: https://bit.ly/wtd-portland-schedule2020
· Sessions
Lunch Break
Lunch break - Relax, hang out, and chat with your fellow documentarians.
· Stage
Post-lunch Writing Day announcements
Welcome back from lunch! Another introduction round for those who are joining us now.
Rose Williams
· Sessions
Writing Day
Join a writing "table" from the session list or sign-up to lead a working group! Session breakdown and sign-up: https://bit.ly/wtd-portland-schedule2020
· Networking
Networking
Meet other documentarians in Networking
· Expo
Expo
Visit our sponsor booths in the Expo
· Stage
Introduction to Write the Docs
Welcome to Write the Docs! Announcements and updates about the community
Eric Holscher [he/him]
· Stage
Moving beyond empathy: a11y in documentation
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-alexandra-n-white
Alexandra White (she/her)
· Sessions
Unconference (morning)
Join an unconference "table" from the session list or sign-up to lead a session! Session breakdown and sign-up: https://bit.ly/wtd-portland-schedule2020
· Stage
Globalise the docs
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-lucy-carey
Lucy Carey
· Stage
Writing Backwards: Documenting the End-of-Life of a Product
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-anni-bond
Anni Bond
· Stage
Read the Rules: What technical writers can learn from board game design
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-matthew-baldwin
Matthew Baldwin
· Sessions
Lunch Break
Lunch break - Relax, hang out, and chat with your fellow documentarians. Meet others in the Hallway sessions.
· Sessions
Lightning Talks
See https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/lightning-talks/ for info or to sign up to give your own talk!
Rose Williams
· Stage
Creating Quality Sample Code
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-jessica-garson
Jessica Garson
· Sessions
Unconference (afternoon)
Join an unconference "table" from the session list or sign-up to lead a session! Session breakdown and sign-up: https://bit.ly/wtd-portland-schedule2020
· Stage
Building a content-focused, scientific document authoring workflow for Data Scientists and Engineers alike
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-colin-dean
Colin Dean
· Stage
Don’t Fear Migration! How to Successfully Move Docs to a New Tool
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-brooke-wayne
Brooke "Batman" Wayne (she/her)
· Stage
Where Documentation, Cloud-hosted Interactive Tutorials and Continuous Integration Testing Intersect
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-dan-gunter
Dan Gunter
· Sessions
Social event
Our social event! Session breakdown and sign-up: https://bit.ly/wtd-portland-schedule2020
· Expo
Expo Hall
Talk to our sponsors in the Expo Hall
· Sessions
Networking
Meet other documentarians in the Hallway sessions.
· Stage
Finding the line: Balancing business continuity and documentation debt
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-luca-janssens
Luca Janssens
· Sessions
Job fair (morning)
Meet and talk with our sponsors about documentarian-friendly job opportunities.
· Stage
Collaborating with teams on content strategy planning: pitfalls and best practices
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-kateryna-osadchenko
Kateryna  Osadchenko
· Stage
Model-view-docs: taming large-scale documentation projects using structured data
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-luc-perkins
Luc Perkins
· Stage
Set your data free with model-based architecture diagramming
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-avi-flax
Avi Flax (hire me!)
· Stage
Documentation as an application: enabling interactive content that is tailored to the user
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-ryan-paul
Ryan Paul
· Sessions
Lunch Break
Lunch break - Relax, hang out, and chat with your fellow documentarians. Use the Networking feature or join the Hallway session.
· Sessions
Lightning Talks
See https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/lightning-talks/ for info or to sign up to give your own talk!
Rose Williams
· Stage
Walking Backwards: Tracing the New Customer Journey from Finish to Start to Help Shape Content
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-sally-stumbo
Sally Stumbo
· Sessions
Unconference (afternoon)
Join an unconference "table" from the session list or sign-up to lead a session! Session breakdown and sign-up: https://bit.ly/wtd-portland-schedule2020
· Stage
The Search for Search
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-paul-logan
Paul Logan
· Stage
Why SDK Docs Matter — And What I’m Doing About It!
Main stage talk. Full description: https://www.writethedocs.org/conf/portland/2020/speakers/#speaker-shavindri-dissanayake-shavi
Shavindri Dissanayake
· Stage
Conference wrap-up
Thank you to everyone who joined us, and see you at the next conference!
Eric Holscher [he/him]

Speakers

Anni Bond

Speaker

Avi Flax (hire me!)

Speaker

Luc Perkins

Speaker

Dan Gunter

Speaker

Eric Holscher [he/him]

Conference Chair, Portland 2020

Jessica Garson

Speaker

Rose Williams

Lightning talk coordinator

Matthew Baldwin

Speaker

Sally Stumbo

Speaker

Brooke "Batman" Wayne (she/her)

Speaker

Paul Logan

Speaker

Alexandra White (she/her)

Speaker

Luca Janssens

Speaker

Lucy Carey

Speaker

Shavindri Dissanayake

Speaker

Colin Dean

Speaker

Kateryna Osadchenko

Speaker

Ryan Paul

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