If you know me, you probably know that I love technical conferences. I find them very rewarding both professionally and personally. I think I average at least 4 conferences per year, most of which require significant amount of my own time and money to attend. The most recent of these, Write The Docs, provided a very different perspective on technical topics than the conferences I normally attend.
What is WTD?
Write The Docs is a conference focused on documentation systems, tech writing theory, and information delivery. From the website:
Writing and maintaining documentation involves the talents of a multidisciplinary community of technical writers, designers, typesetters, developers, support teams, marketers, and many others. This conference creates a time and a place for this community of documentarians to share information, discuss ideas, and work together to improve the art and science of documentation.
It's basically a conference for technical and non-technical creators (and consumers) of technical writing to share and discuss ideas and best practices for writing amazing technical documentation.