Webinar on API technical writing with STC India
Are you interested in learning about APIs and API technical writing? Join us for a webinar, hosted by STC India. I’ll demo a couple of APIs and discuss the role of a technical writer in this area of the software industry. We’ll look at examples of API documentation, and discuss what type of documents an app developer expects when using an API.
The title of the webinar is “Introduction to API Technical Writing”. It’s intended for technical writers who know little about APIs (application programming interfaces) and want to explore the field of API technical writing. My hope is that, after attending this webinar, you’ll have the knowledge and tools you need to head off on your own explorations.
APIs (application programming interfaces) make it possible for applications to share information with each other. You could say that APIs are the communication channel of the online world. Developers need help hooking their application up to someone else’s APIs. We, as technical writers, give them that help.
Recording of the webinar [Update on 10 April 2016]: The recording of the webinar is now available on YouTube: Introduction to API Technical Writing.
Date and time: Friday 18 March 2016, at 1pm Indian time – that’s 6.30pm in Sydney. The session lasts one hour.
Who can join? Anyone. It’s free of charge, and you don’t need to be a member of the STC.
- An introduction to APIs.
- An overview of the role of API technical writer.
- Our audience – the developers who need our documentation to use APIs in their applications.
- The types of API we might be asked to document.
- Demos of 2 APIs that you can play with yourself.
- What API documentation consists of.
- Examples of good and popular API documentation.
- Working with engineers.
- Tips on getting started as an API technical writer.
Hope to “see” you at the webinar. 🙂
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