196: Documentation as Performance with Aisha Blake
August 19th, 2020 · 55 mins 24 secs
About this Episode
02:26 - Aisha’s Superpower: Proofreading
04:05 - Documentation
- “The Code Documents Itself”
- Context / Entry Points
- Documentation as a Narrative
- The Value of Documentation
07:54 - Forms of Documentation Worth Investing In
- Commit Messages
- Pull Requests
10:34 - Architecture and Stories
- Commit Messages
- User Stories
17:17 - Telling Stories Through Documentation
- Documentation as Performance
- < title of conf >
- Tail Call Optimization: The Musical!! by Anjana Vakil & Natalia Margolis
23:37 - Defining Documentation
26:17 - Making Documentation Accessible & Approachable
- Requires Empathy
- Constructing Shared Common Ground
33:33 - Giving Constructive Feedback
- Feedback Requires Consent
- Interviewing for Interpersonal Skills That Are Required to Give Good Feedback
- “Tell me a story…” / Roleplaying
- Give Feedback Fearlessly – Aisha Blake
44:37 - self.conference: Focusing on Human Aspects in Technology
48:49 - Technology is NOT Neutral
- Moral Responsibility
- The Things We Build Have Impact
- Inclusion and Exclusion
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