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Wednesday, October 7 • 11:30 - 12:20
Speaking Their Language: How to Write for Technical and Non-Technical Audiences - Rikki Endsley, Red Hat

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Open source communities are made up of individuals with a range of experience and expertise, so how do you write for the different audiences? Sure, you're comfortable shooting sentences over IRC or knocking out a note to your mailing list. But what about reporting your team's progress to a non-technical manager, or explaining your product to non-technical end users?

Find out how to:
* Define your audience(s)
* Outline your idea
* Decide what information to include and terms to define
* Repurpose content for multiple audiences
* Streamline the writing process


Speakers
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Rikki Endsley

Community Evangelist, Red Hat
Rikki Endsley is an editor and community manager for Opensource.com. Previously she worked as a community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards team at Red Hat. Other hats she has worn include: tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN, and Ubuntu User; and managing editor of Sys Admin magazine and UnixReview.com. Follow her on Twitter @rikkiends.


Wednesday October 7, 2015 11:30 - 12:20
Wicklow Hall 1

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