Portia Burton

(She / her / hers)

Owner of Document-Write

Portia Burton is the owner of Document Write, a technical content agency for software companies. She specializes in creating engaging tutorials and automating the documentation process.  Before Document Write, Portia worked as a community engineer at Protocol Labs, and a software developer at the Atlantic Magazine.
 

She’s an international speaker and spends her spare time teaching content writers how to code.

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Session

Automating Writing Technical Documentation

Many developers complain that writing documentation takes them out of their flow state. 

Documentation code reviews work better when teams use a linter for their documentation- just like they would use for their code. There’s less arguing about syntax and style when the style guide has been automated via GitHub actions and vale. If they can’t pass the tests, then they can’t merge their docs into master.

In this talk, developers will learn how they can automate their technical documentation process and create a culture that embraces up-to-date and well-written documentation. 

Date

Tuesday Nov 2 / 11:10AM PDT (40 minutes)

Track

Becoming a Better Developer

Topics

DocumentationDeveloper ExperienceDevelopmentAutomationTechnical DebtProgramming

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PANEL DISCUSSION

Becoming a Better Developer Panel

In this panel, we'll discuss ways to improve as developers. Are better tools the solution or can simple changes in mindset help be a more effective developer as well as a better team player? And what practices are already here but not yet universally adopted? 

Date

Tuesday Nov 2 / 12:10PM PDT (40 minutes)

Track

Becoming a Better Developer

Topics

Developer ExperienceProgrammingDevelopment

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