Upcoming Docs Conferences

There are three documentation conferences coming up in the first half of 2014:

1. March 31-April 1, 2014: Write The Docs-EU, Budapest, Hungary

This is the first year for Write The Docs-EU. I know it’s short notice, but it appears that tickets are still available if you can make it there.

2. May 5-6, 2014: Write The Docs-NA, Portland, Oregon

This is the second year for the Write The Docs conference in Portland.

3. June 14-18, 2014: OpenHelp Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio
(conference: June 14-15; documentation sprints: June 16-18)

This is the fourth year for the OpenHelp conference.

OpenHelp 2013 was the venue for the first WordPress Docs Team Summit.

WordPress is sponsoring both Write The Docs conferences this year, and was a sponsor for the OpenHelp conference in 2013.

The conferences are great opportunities for anyone who writes documentation, whether it’s for an open-source project, or providing user or technical documentation for themes, plugins, hosted services, etc.


OSCON 2014

Cross-posting to multiple teams, so apologies if you’ve seen this on another Make site already.*

There are a few days left to submit proposals to OSCON. It would be great to see the sessions there that are about WordPress actually being presented by people involved in the project, so I’d like to encourage/urge/beg some of you to submit a proposal based on your involvement in the project and/or the cool stuff that’s happened on the team in the past year. The submission deadline is January 30, and the event itself is in Portland, OR July 20-24, 2014. To apply to speak at OSCON, go to http://www.oscon.com/oscon2014/public/cfp/308

*If you are active enough on Make that you’ve seen this post in a couple of places, that suggests to me that you are super-involved in the WordPress project and probably have some interesting stories/insights/experiences worth sharing at OSCON, so go apply! 🙂


Atlassian is holding a docs meetup in San…

Atlassian is holding a docs meetup in San Francisco on 12th September. The focus of the meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. is “Framing Documentation as a Teaching Tool.” If you’re in the bay area I recommend you sign up. It’ll be a great opportunity for learnings and for meeting other documentarians.