Nov 3 – 5, 2023
Riga, Latvia
Europe/Riga timezone

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Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia

Radisson Blu Latvija Hotel Elizabetes Street 55, LV-1010, Riga, Latvia
Lightning Talk (5 min) Content & Design


Keirthana Thangavelu Srinivasan


This lightning talk aims to talk about common documentation problems, especially in open source. It will also touch upon two of the most popular documentation approaches (Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) and Diataxis and how they can help in getting started.

The talk hopes to answer the following questions:
* What issues I need to address with regards to documentation?
* What documentation approaches are there and how can they help?

The talk is intended for beginner audience, specifically for beginners to the open source community and documentation. However, it can suit anyone who is interested in getting their documentation started on a path to excellence.

Session author's bio

Keirthana works as a technical author at Canonical and has more than 13 years of industry experience in content authoring and management. She has worked with multiple documentation frameworks such as DocBook, DITA, Diataxis in various roles. Through her career, she has been part of efforts involving rebranding, defining information architecture, driving content standards. She lives in Bangalore, India with her family.

Level of Difficulty Beginner

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