What Matters, Episode 23: Docathon 2021 with Carrie Warner

Understanding how something works is a cornerstone to successfully contributing to any project. In this episode of What Matters, we’re diving into all-things documentation, from why product docs are so important to how teams can make theirs better.

What Matters, Episode 23: Docathon 2021

PJ sits down with Mattermost’s Senior Technical Writer, Carrie Warner, to talk about her passion for creating useful documentation and helping people understand technology. We also get into the Mattermost Docathon 2021, a hackathon specifically focused on docs.

In Open Source News, Ben Lloyd Pearson chats with us about the Tidelift Open Source Maintainer Survey and lets us know how to get involved.

Listen to What Matters now! 

What Matters, Episode 23 is now available to listen to or download. Check out the full episode — and all our episodes — now available from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, SoundCloud, and wherever you want to listen in! 

About the Show

What Matters is a bi-weekly podcast from the folks at Mattermost where we take a look at all the things we enjoy about the communities we are a part of — open source, ChatOps, DevOps, Go, and everything in between — and distill it into a podcast hosted by Senior Developer Advocate PJ Hagerty. Reach out and let us know what topics, guests, and other ideas you have for the show!

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PJ Hagerty

PJ is the Senior Developer Advocate at Mattermost and a board member at Open Sourcing Mental Illness (osmihelp.org). He is also an organizer of DevOps Days Buffalo, CodeDaze, and ElixirDaze . Additionally, PJ is a developer, writer, speaker, and musician. He is known to travel the world speaking about programming and the way people think and interact. He is also known for wearing hats.

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