Vilnius 2019 notes: Internal docs

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Write the Docs Vilnius 2019 saw some excellent talks. Somewhat belatedly, I'm writing up my notes. Here's the third.

Speaker: Filipe Mendes
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Developer documentation for internal use

Filipe discussed his experience of starting at a new company on a new (to him) product. He explained how lack of documentation slowed him down at the start, and how he developed documentation templates and processes, improving the experience for subsequent new hires.

The state of the docs:

Problems for new hires:

Systemic problems and their solutions:

Benefits of internal docs:

A word of caution: