Re: Which skill to acquire

Subject: Re: Which skill to acquire
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:04:58 -0400

Although I've been turning lead into gold for 25 years, I've missed three
good opportunities because I didn't have specific experience in API
documentation. One was with Atlassian, one with CloudCruiser, and the third
with Apprenda.

Chris Morton



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On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 8:55 AM, Stuckey, Ginger <X2BVSHEW -at- southernco -dot- com>
wrote:

> 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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> To: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>; Lois Patterson <
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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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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
RE: Which skill to acquire: From: Stuckey, Ginger

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