Technical documentation is like a jigsaw puzzle

Much like staring at a pile of 500 unsorted cardboard puzzle pieces, the blank page can be overwhelming when trying to write technical docs. Documenting your work is an essential part of the development lifecycle, but if you don’t write regularly as part of your job, it can feel daunting. Luckily, there are established methodologies you can lean on whether you’re trying to make sense of your puzzle pieces or write down how your code works. This talk will explore what I’ve learned from assembling countless jigsaw puzzles over the years and how it applies to writing technical documentation.



Ember Stevens

Ember Stevens is a technical writer for Oakland-based startup LaunchDarkly, helping users navigate and understand business-to-business software. Ember has a master’s degree in Information Science and ...