About the show

Hello and welcome to Let’s Talk Docs! On this podcast, we’ll be sharing with you a new concept around documentation and sustainability. We’re going to talk about how you can leverage documentation, how you can leverage content to bring more people, more attention, and more funding to your products. We’ll talk to experts who know how to write content engagingly, interview people who speak about the importance of content having goals, and talk to people who have successfully built projects, used excellent documentation, and used the content as the pillar of their success.

Our panelists are Portia Burton, who is the owner of DocumentWrite, and Eric Holscher, who is the Co-Founder of Read the Docs, Write the Docs, EthicalAds, and PyCascades.


  • Episode 10: Mike Jang

    May 22nd, 2022  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 17 secs

    In this episode, Mike shares his personal journal on how he got started in technical writing and how he spends his time planning and evangelizing. He also shares ideas on how to be a leader as a technical writer, all the different techniques he uses, and how to be a part of the community and give back to the community.

  • Episode 9: Zachary Corleissen

    May 8th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 9 secs

    Zach Corleissen is currently a staff technical writer at Stripe, solving complex documentation challenges and serving as a mentor to other writers.

  • Episode 8: Google Season of Docs

    April 25th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 41 secs

    In this episode, we talk about Google Season of Docs, everything that’s involved in it, and how you can apply to participate in this fascinating program. Not only do we have the Google Season of Docs team with us, but we also have a contributor.

  • Episode 7: Amy Burns

    April 18th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 19 secs

    Amy Burns is the Senior Content Developer at Vercel. She’s here to talk about how she got into technical documentation, and she explains four job titles regarding writing and the differences between them.

  • Episode 6: Aisha Blake

    April 1st, 2022  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 24 secs

    Aisha Blake is a Director of Developer Relations at Pluralsight, as well as a theater kid turned tech community leader, speaker, conference organizer, and teacher. Aisha explains how a Developer Relations Engineer is one flavor of a whole range of titles among other things.

  • Episode 5: Beth Aitman

    March 24th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 56 secs

    Beth Aitman is a Senior Technical Writer at Google, where she works to improve the developer experience for Site Reliability Engineers, and she’s also the editor of the Write the Docs newsletter.

  • Episode 4: Swapnil Ogale

    February 27th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  36 mins 16 secs

    Swapnil Ogale has over 16 years of technical documentation experience across a range of industries in Australia and globally. Currently, he works as Redocly’s Technical Writer Advocate, pursuing his passion for writing, along with advocating for the docs-as-code approach for product content.

  • Episode 3: Fabrizio Ferri-Benedetti

    February 27th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  35 mins 16 secs

    Fabrizio Benedetti is a Senior Staff Technical Writer at Splunk, and previously was a technical journalist and studied psychology. Fabrizio takes us through his journey of technical writing and shares some helpful tips if becoming a technical writer interests you.

  • Episode 2: Tom Johnson

    February 23rd, 2022  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 7 secs

    Tom Johnson is a tech writer and has worked at both startups and big tech for the past 17 years. He has a blog called, I’d Rather be Writing, which he’ll tell us about, as well as an API doc course that provides a lot of free information on how to write API documentation.

  • Episode 1: Megan Sullivan

    February 22nd, 2022  |  Season 1  |  35 mins 9 secs

    Megan Sullivan is a Developer Educator at Apollo. Megan shares her background and story about studying CS, going into teaching CS courses, and how putting the two together helped her become a more confident professional developer and create a path for others with an educational background.