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Erin McKean of Google shares how to create and maintain documentation in open source

Amy Hays
by Amy Hays
on August 17, 2021

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Ever heard of “docs advocacy”? If not, we have good news: docs advocacy expert Erin McKean, who works in developer relations at Google, shared all the details a few weeks ago at Upstream.

Here’s the definition:

“Docs advocacy is the developer-focused practice of encouraging better software documentation—whether through creating good docs yourself, helping others produce docs, or by creating a culture that enables good docs to be produced.”

Erin specifically focuses on the last part: enabling a culture for good docs to be produced. There’s no better speaker on this topic, because Erin loves docs, and shares all the reasons you should love docs, too. She also shares why improving docs is a strategic business goal and offers tips and tools to help improve documentation.

Watch the talk on-demand now.

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