Vilnius 2019 notes: Documenting a new field

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

Speaker: Chris Ward
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New field - new ecosystem

There are challenges and opportunities when documenting a new field. Chris spoke from his experience producing documentation for blockchain products, particularly Ethereum.

Challenges:

When choosing a new tech to learn, or a new project to work on, consider:

Documentation in the middle

Tech writers interact with many groups, including dev, marketing, support, and even the end user. This puts you in a good position to balance inputs and facilitate teamwork and communication. Become a user advocate.