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Tuesday, April 8 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Enabling Walkup Contributions to Your Project Documentation

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A common complaint against many open source projects is documentation. Insufficient, incorrect, non-existent, hard to find, and difficult to update are things we typically all hear. There are a lot of different ways to tackle these problems. There's no silver bullet but one of my favourite tactics is lowering the barriers for absolutely anyone to contribute documentation.

Ideally, lowering the barriers means:

* using a common and well understood documentation markup language
* using documentation editors that are commonly available
* not requiring your contributors to install and configure tools
* providing a preview of the updates to make reviews reviews easier

Learn how Apache jclouds has enabled walkup contributions to our project documentation. We've benefited from better documentation, shorter review times, and building community through contribution.

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avatar for Everett Toews

Everett Toews

Platform Engineer, Deloitte NZ
I'm working to make the cloud easy to use through a combination of development, operations, testing, continuous integration/deployment, and documentation. I'm interested in composing distributed systems using APIs, SDKs, CLIs, and containers. I like to teach what I learn along the... Read More →


Tuesday April 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Molly Brown

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