Technical Writing One Introduction - Limited Spots - 8 remaining

Online event - GDG Denver
Wed, Dec 2, 2020, 1:00 PM (MST)

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About this event

** We are accepting ten people to join this interactive class, you must have your camera and mic on for the two hours and you will be paired with another student. To be selected RSVP here AND send a 500+ word writing sample (any content, any level is fine) to gdgdenver at gmail dot com -- we hope to hold this again in the future **

Join Google Developer Experts Mark from Denver, Colorado and Google Developer Expert Rustam from Oslo, Norway who have been trained by Google on the coursework described below ...

Technical Writing One introduction

Technical Writing One teaches you how to write clearer technical documentation.

Target audience
You need at least a little writing proficiency in English, but you don't need to be a strong writer to take this course.

If you've never taken any technical writing training, this course is perfect for you. If you've taken technical writing training, this class provides an efficient refresher.

Learning objectives
This course teaches you the fundamentals of technical writing. After completing this class, you will know how to do the following:

Use terminology—including abbreviations and acronyms—consistently.
Recognize and disambiguate pesky pronouns.
Distinguish active voice from passive voice.
Convert passive voice sentences to active voice.
Identify three ways in which active voice is superior to passive voice.
Develop at least three strategies to make sentences clearer and more engaging.
Develop at least four strategies to shorten sentences.
Understand the difference between bulleted lists and numbered lists.
Create helpful lists.
Create effective lead sentences for paragraphs.
Focus each paragraph on a single topic.
State key points at the start of each document.
Identify your target audience.
Determine what your target audience already knows and what your target audience needs to learn.
Understand the curse of knowledge.
Identify and revise idioms.
State your document's scope (goals) and audience.
Break long topics into appropriate sections.
Use commas, parentheses, colons, em-dashes, and semicolons properly.
Develop beginner competency in Markdown.
It takes years of focused practice to become a great engineer or a great technical writer. This course will improve your technical writing but will not instantly transform you into a great technical writer.


Mark is the lead of Google Developer Group Denver and a Google Developer Expert with Google Assistant

Rustam Mehmandarov is a passionate computer scientist, Java Champion and Google Developer Expert for Cloud


Wednesday, Dec 2
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (MST)


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