RE: Which skill to acquire

Subject: RE: Which skill to acquire
From: "Stuckey, Ginger" <X2BVSHEW -at- SOUTHERNCO -dot- COM>
To: Ryan Haber <ryan -dot- haber -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:55:42 +0000

Ryan,
Would you please expand on the "skills that are themselves in demand or gratifying to develop."? I've never written API documentation but it intrigues me. Plus I like to keep expanding my skills.

Ginger Stuckey
Technical Writer

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Subject: Re: Which skill to acquire

I document APIs for my job. There are a lot of projects out there on GitHub, for instance, that desperately need documentation so it's easy to get involved. Writing API docs requires and builds a few skills that are themselves in demand or gratifying to develop.

As more and more software companies add into their business model interactivity with others' software, APIs get more and more important.


On Tue, Mar 21, 2017, 23:13 Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:

> >I recommend looking at API documentation, and more generally
> developer-focused documentation.
>
> Yes, API and dev-docs are an ideal specialized/marketable skill, with
> lots of new contacts, and lots of very interesting things to work on!
>
> For excellent info, both overview and very technical, I highly
> recommend checking out
> * Write the Docs: http://www.writethedocs.org/, and the Slack network,
> which has multiple channels, http://www.writethedocs.org/slack/.
>
> Looking forward to everyone's ideas about today's skills, -Monique
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Which skill to acquire: From: Robert Slack
Re: Which skill to acquire: From: Lois Patterson
Re: Which skill to acquire: From: Monique Semp
Re: Which skill to acquire: From: Ryan Haber

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