In Episode 132 of The Cherryleaf Podcast, we look at dealing with being laid off or being made redundant. In January 2023, there were quite a few layoffs in the tech sector. It’s reported that Google has laid off 12,000 people, Microsoft 11,000, Amazon 18,000, Salesforce 8000. And there’s also been layoffs at Meta, Cisco,… Read more »
Podcast 121: What are the skills needed for developing a developer portal?
In this episode of the Cherryleaf Podcast, we look at the skills needed for developing a developer portal. We also talk about our new e-learning course “Creating API documentation and developer portals”, and Google’s recommendations for the content needed on a developer portal. Transcript This is the Cherryleaf podcast. Hello and welcome to the latest… Read more »
Quiz: What type of policies and procedures writer are you?
Policy and procedures come in different forms: half-page statements, one page flowcharts, and long sets of instructions are three examples. Just as there are all kinds of policy and procedures, so there are different kinds of policy and procedure writers. Each has a unique set of skills and experience, and they tend fall into common… Read more »
Quiz: What type of technical writer are you?
Modern-day software technical communication comes in many different forms. Developer portals, knowledge bases, instruction guides, onboarding guides, online Help, and UI text are just some examples. Just as there are all kinds of technical communication, so there are many kinds of technical communicators. Each technical communicator has a unique set of skills and experience, we… Read more »
Starting your career as a Technical Author playlist
Here’s a playlist, from the Cherryleaf Podcast, on starting your career as a Technical Author.