Open Help Conference, 2011

I’m in Cincinnati in advance of the Open Help Conference, an event organized around open source docs, and the building of community documentation efforts in commercial projects. The conference will kick-off this evening with a social event, and will continue (with both the conference and post-conference docs hackfests) through Wednesday.

The event has some great speakers lined up, with speakers from Mozilla, Red Hat, BSD, GE, and others. Scott Nesbitt from DMN Communications will also be here. I’m looking forward to interacting with everyone, and am especially looking forward to talking shop with Anne Gentle. Anne works as the "Content Stacker" (aka documentation lead) for OpenStack. OpenStack shares our Launchpad infrastructure, so it will be great to find ways to collaborate with her and the other OpenStack doc contributors.

I will provide a few updates on the conference over the weekend on my blog, but you can also get some updates by following the #openhelp hashtag on both twitter and

I’m looking forward to a great weekend.