Meet Kristof in London, where he will attend a Write the Docs meetup about how to develop and manage your career in documentation.


Writing technical documentation is so much more than just writing. There is a wide variety of tools, skills and experience required for different roles and these requirements vary not just by job, but also change over time. As documentarians, we often have to take responsibility for our own development and learning. At this day-long conference, organised in collaboration with GDS, we will hear from those who have gained new skills, and discuss how to manage and develop your career in documentation.


09:30 - 10:00 Arrive and sign in

10:00 - 10:15 Introduction

10:15 - 10:45 What does growth look like - Beth Aitman

10:45 - 11:10 Coffee break

11:10 - 11:40 How to assess a good technical communicator from a bad one when you're recruiting - Ellis Pratt

11:45 - 12:15 How to succeed as a freelance technical writer - Chris Ward

12:20 - 12:25 Morning wrap-up

12:25 - 13:10 Lunch

13:10 - 14:25 Unconference sessions & summary

14:25 - 14:40 Coffee break

14:40 - 15:10 The non-linear career path of a technical writer - Diana Logan

15:15 - 15:45 The future of technical writing, by technical writers - Jon Glassman

15:45 - 16:00 Conclusion and wrap-up

Thank you to GDS for hosting and co-organizing the meetup!

If you would like to attend, RSVP on the meetup page!

About the author

Kristof van Tomme

CEO, Co-founder

Kristof Van Tomme is an open source strategist and architect. He is the CEO and co-founder of Pronovix. He’s got a degree in bioengineering and is a regular speaker at conferences in the API, DevRel, and technical writing communities.