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Wednesday, October 24 • 11:15 - 11:55
No Docs? No Problem! From Zero to Full Documentation in Less Time than You Think - Nathan Willis, Glyphography Type

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This session is a guide to developing and deploying technical documentation for a mature codebase in minimal time. It details practical advice and lessons learned from the speaker's personal experience taking the HarfBuzz library from a starting point with virtually no documentation to a full-fledged set of internal and external references, plus porting and end user guides.

The topics covered will include designing documentation from the top down as an "alternative API" to the code itself, strategies for staging a large documentation project is discrete parts that can be deployed successively, building documentation in a continuous-integration environment, and practical tips for documentation teams.
The presentation will also showcase the benefits of rolling out documentation in parallel to development, including insights on system architecture and improved community involvement.


Nathan Willis

Student, N/A
Nathan Willis is a long-time free-software analyst, journalist, FOSS conference organizer, and designer of open typefaces. He is currently pursuing a PhD in the UK. He has spoken at Linux Plumbers Conference, the Automotive Linux Summit, LinuxCon Europe, DebConf, SCALE, Libre Graphics... Read More →

Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:15 - 11:55 BST
Cromdale Hall C, Level -2