DevConf.cz 2018 has ended

DevConf.cz 2018 is the 10th annual, free, Red Hat sponsored community conference for developers, admins, DevOps engineers, testers, documentation writers and other contributors to open source technologies such as Linux, Middleware, Virtualization, Storage, Cloud and mobile where FLOSS communities sync, share, and hack on upstream projects together in the beautiful city of Brno, Czech Republic.

When: Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28, 2018

Venue: Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT - Božetěchova 2, Brno)


  • Friday 17:15: at the venue there will be a surprise show, stick around!
  • Saturday 19:00: the social event starts at Fleda Club. TICKET IS REQUIRED. Tickets will be distributed each day at check-in. First come, first serve.
  • Sunday 17:00: there will be many prizes given away at the closing session.
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Friday, January 26 • 12:00pm - 12:23pm
Humanizing Your Documentation FEATURED

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"It’s no secret that people don’t usually read technical documentation for pleasure. Users often come to your docs when they are frustrated, disappointed and at their lowest. In this talk, we’ll discuss how the language we use affects our users, as well as the first steps towards writing accessible, use case-driven docs.

Why people read documentation
- Hint: it’s not because they want to be
- Understanding the feelings of your users
Analyzing the common doc language
- Examples of effective and ineffective language
An introduction to use case-driven documentation
- Writing with a user in mind
Accessible documentation
- What does it mean for documentation to be accessible
- Dos/don’ts
- Available resources
Close with a glorious, thought-provoking takeaway"

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Carolyn Stransky

Technical Writer at Contentful
Carolyn is a journalist and JavaScript developer based in Berlin, Germany. She’s currently working as a technical writer for Contentful and teaching front end development in the evenings at ReDI School of Digital Integration.

Friday January 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:23pm
H-E112 Faculty of Information Technology (VUT FIT)

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