Come join TheGoodDocsProject Fixit at WriteTheDocs conference

Cameron Shorter

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Subject: Come join TheGoodDocsProject Fixit at WriteTheDocs conference
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 08:04:44 +1100
From: Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter@...>
To: WriteTheDocsAu Attendees 2019 <attendees2019@...>


*Hello documentarians,*


I’m hoping a bunch of you will feel inspired to join TheGoodDocsProject <>FixIt workshop, 13:00 Thursday 14 November 2019 at Write the Docs Conference, Sydney Australia <>.

We started TheGoodDocsProject <>to create best-practice templates and writing instructions for documenting open source software. With our alpha release, we’ve created some common templates which we’d love people to test, break and improve.


Diverse contributions encourage. We hope to cover:


As a user or developer or writer: Try writing instructions for your
favourite application based on one of our templates. Give us feedback.


As a technical writer or information architect: Review one of our
templates, try and find limitations, suggest modifications, offer
sections to add, debate improvements.


You have another idea:Let’s hear it.


5 min: Introduction.


30 min: Break out into groups brainstorming topic.

15 min: groups present back to everyone.


30 min: Break out2.

15 min: Groups present2.


5 min: wrapup and thanks



We will have flip charts and pens for brainstorming, and


We will use track changes and Google Docs. (Bring a laptop.)


Source templates:

Post Fixit:


Join our email list <>or
slack chat <>.


Help us triage ideas into our kanban board
<>and issue
tracker <>.


Contribute <>further.

Who are we:


Cameron Shorter, Business Analyst by day, Open Source Developer and
accidental Technical Writer by night.


Jared Morgan, Senior Technical Writer at Squiz


Erin McKean, Docs Advocacy Program Manager at Google


Felicity Brand (attending remotely), Technical Writer for Google
Season of Docs

Others <>from TheGoodDocsProject*

Cameron Shorter
Technology Demystifier
Open Technologies and Geospatial Consultant

M +61 (0) 419 142 254

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