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 cheerleader and copy editor of the Pronovix writer team. Since we specialized our company in developer portals, almost 3 years ago, our tech writer team of five has been researching, and reporting on events (some of which we co-organised) in the API, DevRel and documentation space. We publish video recordings and text recaps of these events, and write our own findings in blogposts aimed at a wider (not only technical writing) audience.

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

Proud contributing writer of the Drupal 8 end user documentation.

She is also a zentangles-evangelist and avid yarn-collector, eliminating imaginary bottlenecks to creative freedom.