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Sunday, May 7 • 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Collaborating and Contributing in GitHub for Technical Communicators

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GitHub could be considered a “one-stop-development-shop” because it includes version control, project management, and social features that technical communicators can use to manage and document software projects.

As noted in the session abstract, tech comms need GitHub skills because of the popularity of GitHub -- it is reportedly the world's largest open source community, and in addition to public GitHub, companies are rapidly adopting GitHub Enterprise for internal use.

In this workshop, we'll learn how technical communicators can collaborate and contribute in GitHub in a variety of ways, including: writing content and managing issues; commenting on, reviewing, and merging proposed changes; documenting GitHub projects; and managing the wiki community.

We'll discuss how opportunities for tech comms vary by the type of GitHub project (repository) you are working in, for example:
–Public Repositories – contribute content and comments
–Corporate Public Projects – project docs, community management
–Corporate GitHub Enterprise Projects (and private repositories) – project docs, issue tracking, project version control

Additional rates apply for this preconference workshop.

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Nicky Bleiel

Watson Information Developer, IBM Watson
Nicky Bleiel is a Watson Information Developer at IBM. She is a Past President and Associate Fellow of STC. Nicky has over 20 years of experience writing and designing content for software products in the cognitive computing, tech pubs, media sales, industrial automation, simulation... Read More →

Sunday May 7, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
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