Write the Docs Amsterdam

Meet us in Amsterdam at the Write the Docs meetup, which will focus on Kubernetes and SIG docs.

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Zach Corleissen writes and edits technical documentation for the Linux Foundation, and wrangles tech doc contributions for open source software projects like Kubernetes. For more information, see Zach's homepage: https://www.corleissen.com/


How Kubernetes SIG Docs changed our stack, our git workflow, and the world.

One year ago, the Kubernetes documentation group (SIG Docs) received a request: could we host a Chinese localization of the docs? One year later, the answer is yes--we host Chinese docs, as well as several other languages, with more localizations in the works. This talk is about what happened with Kubernetes SIG Docs in the course of one year: the easy part (changing our site stack from Jekyll to Hugo), the difficult part (changing our git workflow), and the most challenging part (opening ourselves to internationalization). I'll briefly discuss the technical hazards we encountered (swapping Markdown parsers, Black Friday bugs), what worked well versus what didn't, and what we recommend for others looking to internationalize midstream.


18:30-19:00 Doors open
19:00-19:15 Introduction
19:20-19:50 Talk by Zach Corleissen
20:00-21:30 Q&A, free flow conversation

See you in Amsterdam!

About the author

Laura Vass

co-Founder. Financial Manager. Editor.

Co-founded Pronovix in 2005.

In daily operations Laura is editor of our blog & developer portals newsletter, interfaces sales and marketing, besides creating and holding spaces inside and outside our team.

Specialized in developer portals, we research trends and best practices, organize and report on knowledge-sharing events in the API, DevRel and technical documentation space. We publish our recordings and quick-parse recaps of presentations on these events, and write our own findings and suggestions published on the Pronovix blog.

Pronovix is an active member of the Drupal and the Write The Docs community. Laura is co-organizer of the Amsterdam Write the Docs meetup groups and of the API the Docs conference series.

Latest interests are non-violent communication techniques and mediation, the dynamics of cultural shifts, localization. Knitting techniques and the point of mastery when one knits with the balance between space and yarn.