Documentation: the Why, the How, the Do It Now!

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All Attendees

If someone were to join your team today, how quickly would they be able to ramp up? Would they be able to hit the ground running or would they keep tripping over the unspoken quirks of your system? Having a documentation can solve many problems before they arise. Whether you are a team of one or one thousand, having a good, current reference of the whys and hows of your system can save you a lot of headaches down the line. In this talk, we will discuss the benefits of having good docs and the potential risks and costs of the alternative; as well as tips and resources to get you started. Attendees will leave this session with... - An overview of different types of documentation and their most effective used cases and audiences - Techniques for writing and maintaining good documentation - Arguments to get teams on board with making documentation part of their process Documentation extends beyond the question of "What does this code do?" As such, attendees of all levels and roles can benefit from this session.