I am attending the Write the Docs conference in Portland, OR in several weeks. Recently I have begun chatting on the Write the Docs online forum with other people who will be attending the conference. In this small forum I have found something valuable: a sense of community within technical writing.
The general tech and coding community often seems vast with hundreds of developers in startups and larger tech companies around the world. Technical Writing has a community, but I have found it to be much smaller. As a career path, it’s not such an obvious choice.
I have loved writing on this forum and talking to others about technical writing and their experiences at industry conferences. I’m even more excited to attend the conference itself and meet all these people in person. I can’t wait to dive further into the niche world that is technical writing.