Unconference

One of the nice things about the Write the Docs – Portland conference two weeks ago, was it’s unconference. An unconference is a participant-driven meeting. The term “unconference” has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid hierarchical aspects of a conventional conference, such as sponsored presentations and top-downContinue reading “Unconference”

My first (awful) video presentation

Ughh! 8 days for 8 minutes of awful video A few weeks back, I saw an opportunity to give a presentation to my fellow developers. The dev lead for oVirt put out an RFP for the upcoming oVirt 2020 Online Conference. Oh, and by the way, please prerecord your presentation so we can upload itContinue reading “My first (awful) video presentation”

Well begun (in Git) is half done

Well begun is half done. ~ Aristotle Inspired by James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits, I’ve started starting tasks before it’s time to do them. For example, I prepare the Keurig coffee machine before bed each night. I fill the reusable filter with fresh coffee grounds and top up the reservoir with water. As a signContinue reading “Well begun (in Git) is half done”

Developer-contributed content in upstream docs

“No software spec survives first contact with the compiler.” One of the interesting bits in the project type #1: Team=Both, Code=Up>Down, Docs=Down>Up scenario is when developers write up their feature plans in the upstream repo. Often, these show up in the /doc subdirectory. Often, before coding, a developer writes up a description of the new featureContinue reading “Developer-contributed content in upstream docs”