Write the Docs Unconferences are peer-to-peer events focused on documentation systems, tech writing theory, and information delivery.
Writing and maintaining documentation involves the talents of a multidisciplinary community of technical writers, designers, typesetters, developers, support teams, marketers, and many others. Our conferences create a time and a place for this community of documentarians to share information, discuss ideas, and work together to improve the art and science of documentation.
Join us on July 19-20 in Berlin, Germany (after the Open Knowledge Festival and just before EuroPython) for this two day unconference. Immerse yourself in knowledge and insight, shared by peers, about the art and science of documentation. You won’t find this unique intersection of people, talents and interests anywhere else.
We invite all those who write the docs to spread the word: Docs or it didn't happen!
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We're happy to announce our media partnership with VoiceRepublic! Following their recent successful projects such as LinuxTag 2014 and re:pucliba 2014, VoiceRepublic will be streaming our main talks throughout the unconference and host the recordings on their Website.
Visit our homepage on VoiceRepublic to watch the live stream and recordings.
Wikimedia Deutschland’s dedicated open space serves as our unconference venue. Wikimedia believes the free access to education is a basic human right, and we’re excited to be their guests and offer our attendees a chance to brainstorm and innovate on the present and future of documentation.
Wikimedia is located at the Landwehr canal at the heart of Kreuzberg, and as it is a dedicated event space it provides us with all the flexibility and infrastructure we need to geek out!
Berlin is an extremely affordable travel destination, with plenty of air and ground transportation links.
You can fly in to Tegel (TXL) or Schönefeld (SXF) airports. Direct and low-cost connections are plentiful. From the airport you can take several SBahn lines to the city center.
There are direct EC, ICE, and regional train lines to Berlin Hauptbanhof (central station) from most major (and some minor!) European cities. From the central station you can take SBahn or UBahn lines to Kreuzberg.
Wikimedia’s open space is located a stone’s throw from the UBahn station Möckernbrücke, which serves the U1 and U7 lines. A little further is the UBahn station Gleisdreieck, which also serves the U2 line. If you take the SBahn, you can reach us within a 10-minute walk from the SBahn station Anhalter Bahnhof.
The public transportation system is frequent and friendly to navigate, and you have a wide range of ticket options (single, 4-tickets, day pass, multi-day pass, etc).
Top tip: We recommend keeping some change for ticket machines, as many do not accept credit cards (only German EC cards), and not all UBahn/SBahn stations have a ticket counter.
Berlin is your oyster! Kreuzberg is a hip and artsy neighborhood with many hotels, hostels, AirBnB flats, and so on. Wikimedia has graciously provided us with a list of recommended accommodation options, all within a 5-minute walk to the venue:
All of these hostels offer single and shared rooms. You can book an entire room or a bed in a shared room, and all of the Websites offer online booking in English.
Drinks and light snacks will be provided throughout the day at our venue. In order to keep our event free for our attendees (and our heads free of the catering headache), we will not be serving meals at the venue.
Have no fear! You’re in Kreuzberg. Between Gneisenaustraße, Bergmannstraße, and Kreuzbergstraße, there are countless tasty and affordable breakfast and lunch options. We shall not starve!
Here are a few places that the kind folks at Wikimedia recommend, all within a 20-minute talk to the venue: