Posted in 2013
2013 Year in Review
- Dec 31 2013
2013 has been a fantastic year. In 2012, I decided that I would focus more on life than my career. This year has been a larger experiment along those lines. I have done a lot of good work on programming, but I have also taken a lot of time to spend for myself.
Read the Docs 2013 Stats
- Dec 23 2013
2013 has been a big year for Read the Docs. Our mission is to make documentation hosting easier, with the overall goal of increasing the quality of documentation in the programming world. I believe that we have been doing good work towards that goal, and I want to share some numbers to reflect our progress.
- Nov 21 2013
Codes of Conduct, an Organizers Perspective
- Nov 11 2013
I helped organize my first conference last year, Write the Docs. It was a great experience, but was also rather stressful. Organizing things is an interesting exercise in managing fear and risk. There are so many possible outcomes, and this is scary as hell.
A New Theme for Read the Docs
- Nov 04 2013
We have been hard at work improving Read the Docs over the past month. A large amount of back end work has been going on, and now we have a brand new documentation theme to showcase it.
Google Summer of Code Book Sprint 2013
- Oct 24 2013
Or how I learned to stop worrying and write a book.
Announcing Grok the Docs
- Oct 08 2013
I’ve asked myself these questions a lot. Historically I have put Google Analytics on my doc pages, and called it good. I would browse over the data every once in a while, gleaning basically zero information out of it.
Sphinx Live Preview
- Oct 01 2013
For a long time, there has been a live preview site for reStructuredText: http://rst.ninjs.org/. It is really fantastic for learning the language. The immediate feedback is really valuable in helping you expirment and see how things work.
Writing a Beginners Guide to Documentation
- Sep 30 2013
A few days ago I started a campaign to improve documentation. Today I have the first results to show from this work.
A letter to an old friend
- Sep 28 2013
A letter I wrote to an old friend Josh, after I had come home from the PCT. It was sent on August 7th, 2013. It captures my thoughts on the trail pretty well.
Help me improve documentation
- Sep 25 2013
tl;dr: I don’t have (or want) a job, help fund me to make the documentation world better.
Prepping for the Pacific Crest Trail
- Apr 04 2013
My time in Portland in winding down, and the trail is approaching in my minds eye. I leave on the 14th of April, and 6 in the morning. Setting out on a jet-plane to San Diego. I will spend the night on the 14th and be transported to the trailhead at sunrise the following day.
Announcing Write the Docs
- Jan 28 2013
Documentation is one of the most important parts of a software project. However, a lot of projects have little or no documentation to help their (potential) users use the software. A few years ago we started Read the Docs to help make hosting documentation easier. Part of the reason was that if hosting documentation was a solved problem, it would make people more likely to write docs.
A Walk in the Woods
- Jan 10 2013
I’ve recently schemed some very large changes in my life, and I have been trying to figure out how to blog about it. It all starts with quitting my job at Urban Airship. I sent an email to the staff announcing my departure, and I can’t think of a better way to remember this moment in time than to include it in full in my blog. So, here is the letter I wrote to everyone at work when I left the company.