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Sunday, May 7 • 8:30am - 12:00pm
Programming Language Storytime: Programming Language Literacy for Technical Communicators

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This session will examine open-source applications in a few of the most common programming languages: Java, JavaScript, C, C#, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Perl.
Simple code-reading techniques turn applications into an easy-to-read "story" to answer your questions:
* What does the application do?
* What text the user will see?
* What files or settings are involved in the process?
This session will be particularly helpful for writers who work with API documentation often. We will start with the basics of reading simple scripts, and then move on to explore extensive examples in several languages to gain experience in reading source code and finding answers.

Additional rates apply for this preconference workshop.

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Sarah Kiniry

Technical Writer II, cPanel, Inc.
Sarah Kiniry is a Technical Writer for cPanel, Inc., a web hosting software company. In this role, she provides full documentation support for an Agile development team, as well as participating in content strategy and other initiatives for the company as a whole. In a past life... Read More →

Sunday May 7, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Annapolis 4