Presented by:

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hwaterhouse (h.waterhouse@gmail.com)

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I want to talk about knitting technical writing and how it has changed based on the education level we provide in schools, and what that means for technology. The reason mainstream patterns are hard is because they assume a base level of knowledge in their users, and because they are so concerned about brevity that they omit context. This talk explains how the meaning of "common knowledge" changes, but our standards for interfaces and documentation don't keep up.

Come to this talk because you want to learn about how analytics can make your life easier, what that has to do with documentation, and my top tips for gauging your audience's experience and comfort level.

This talk is an analysis of how education, assumptions, and technological constraints can make systems of learning accessible or impenetrable, and what we can do about it.

Date:
2017 October 6 - 16:30
Duration:
50 min
Room:
Room 3179
Conference:
Seattle GNU/Linux Conference 2017
Language:
Track:
Programming
Difficulty:

Happening at the same time:

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  2. Start Time:
    2017 October 6 16:30

    Room:
    Room 3180

  3. Hackers Gotta Eat
  4. Start Time:
    2017 October 6 16:30

    Room:
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  5. Beyond iotop and iostat: A disk I/O deep dive using blktrace and debugfs
  6. Start Time:
    2017 October 6 16:30

    Room:
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  7. UEFI: What Is It and How Can We Exploit It For Fun And Profit
  8. Start Time:
    2017 October 6 16:30

    Room:
    Room 3178