May: API Documentation & Annual Business Meeting

Survival Strategies: Building Your First Web Site for API Documentation (& Annual Business Meeting)

Register today to join STC Chicago on Thursday, May 14 as we introduce our incoming 2015-2016 officers and pass the gavel to our new leadership.

Additionally, we’ll be hearing from two API Technical Writers who will be presenting at Summit 2015. Mary Linderman and Andrei Essaoulov will present highlights from their session on building your first Web site for Application Programming Interface (API) documentation. Come hear their presentation as a preview, and provide helpful feedback before they take the big stage!

If you’ve been asked about writing documentation for software developers, but are unfamiliar with acronyms like API or SDK, have never worked with code samples, or simply don’t know where to start, this presentation will help you identify the survival skills and strategies need to launch your documentation projects.

Taking a case study approach, they will discuss how you can leverage minimal resources to create documentation that provides useful information to support the adoption of your API by third-party developers. You will learn simple strategies for identifying key content, optimizing code samples, and undertaking usability testing so that you can begin your Web site development.

Thursday, May 14
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Parthenon
314 S Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60661 (Map)

The Parthenon offers free valet parking. It’s also within walking distance of Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center, and the UIC-Halsted Blue Line Station. (See photos from our last event at The Parthenon!)

Non-members: $10
Members: $5
Students: $2

Your registration includes a Greek buffet dinner serving all dietary needs. In honor of our final meeting of the 2014-2015 program year, STC Chicago is happy to offer this meeting at a reduced rate.

Register Now!

About the Speakers

Mary Linderman is an API Technical Writer working for kCura in Chicago, IL. With over ten years of technical writing experience, she has gained insights about writing API documentation while working on the development and maintenance Relativity Developers Web site. Mary worked on the initial development of the Web site, which provides third-party developers with API documentation. Mary’s article “Lessons Learned as a Novice API Writer” appeared in the September 2014 issue of Intercom. She received her Masters degree in English from the University of Chicago.

Andrei Essaoulov is an API Technical Writer who joined kCura to support the ongoing development and enhancement of the API documentation hosted on the Relativity Developers Web site. Since 1999, he has worked as a technical writer for companies like SPSS, IBM, and kCura. He received his Masters degree in English from Illinois State University.


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