Monica Campbell, a graduate student in the master’s of technical communication program, is teaming up with assistant professor of English Carly Finseth to bring Write the Docs to Boise. Write the Docs is a meetup group for technical writers, software developers, content strategists and editors who wish to share ideas about how to produce great software and documentation that creates a positive customer experience. Anyone – including current Boise State students and alumni – is invited to join the group.
The local meetup is part of a family of Write the Docs meetups and conferences focused on documentation systems, tech writing theory and information delivery. The duo said part of the group’s goal is to fill the gap left behind when the Treasure Valley area Society for Technical Communication (STC) closed.
The new meetup group is another signifier of Boise’s growing, youth-based tech industry. It comes on the heels of another successful year of Hackfort, the tech-centric Treefort conference that explores the intersection of technology with education, civic life and the arts, and that was started by Boise State’s Office of Information Technology and Department of Computer Science in 2014.
Information about upcoming Write the Docs Boise meetups and conferences will be posted on the group’s calendar. To learn more about Write the Docs, please visit www.writethedocs.org and watch videos from previous conferences.