June 12-14 – Writing Open Source: The Conference

Rikki Kite

ROSE Blog: Rikki's Open Source Exchange

Mar 26, 2009 GMT
Rikki Kite

Registration is now open for a documentation-focused event, Write Open Source: The Conference, which will be held June 12-14 in Owen Sound, Canada. A cool $250(CAN) will get you into the event, covers airport shuttle, and includes delicious meals made from locally grown food. (That Emma Jane Hogbin knows how to throw a party... I mean, conference.)

"Well what is Writing Open Source, and how do I convince my boss to pay for it?" you ask.


  1. Day one: "high level" sessions by experts. Topics include:
    • information architecture
    • licensing
    • commerce, revenue models and paying the mortgage
    • learning styles and documentation to match
    • community management
  2. Day two: unconference for all projects to share their experiences
  3. Day three: team sprints

Writing Open Source is:

  • "innovative" in the sense that docs are gaining in momentum, but there aren't a lot of cross-project initiatives yet;
  • a good opportunity for your project/company to look for new authors;
  • cheaper than proprietary docs conferences;
  • more focused on docs than typical open source conferences;
  • people from multiple communities will be very motivated to establish best practices and implement change;
  • happening in Canada and the Canadian dollar is "weak" again.

Space is limited, so register soon: http://www.writingopensource.com/register

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