Perth, Western Australia - 6th to 10th January 2014

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Writing documentation can be fun

Project: Mahara using Sphinx and other tools

What do rST, Sphinx, Git, Geany, Gimp, Inkscape, Vim, Launchpad, Debian packaging, shell scripts, Makefiles and some other tools have in common? Combined they can be used to produce documentation. While writing documentation is often not the most fun part of a project, there are people who do like this job and who can make a documentation happen.

In this presentation I will provide insight into the tools that the Mahara Project uses for its user manual and share experiences that we have gained over the last couple of years in regard to the work flow for writing the user manual.

Kristina Hoeppner

Kristina is a member of the Mahara ePortfolio community and also contributes ocassionally to the Koha project with the help of other supportive members. She's been living in Wellington, New Zealand, for over 3 years now and working for Catalyst IT. There she has the chance to work with a whole bunch of open source enthusiasts.