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(Bonus Session) From Practitioner to Published Author: A Workshop About Writing About Software - 12:30pm–4:30pm



From Practitioner to Published Author: A Workshop About Writing About Software (Complimentary Session)
Beth Romanik & Jonathan Vanian, Software Quality Engineering
Sunday, November 10 • 12:30pm–4:30pm

From Practitioner to Published Author is a workshop in which software practitioners will learn to communicate their detailed knowledge clearly on the written page with an eye toward formal publication. Beth Romanik and Jonanthan Vanian—writers and editors of, Better Software magazine,, AgileConnection, and CMCrossroads—will help attendees with a variety of tasks, including: writing intriguing headlines, choosing and linking to appropriate sources, how to reach a variety of audiences by using established article formats, editing your work and that of others, and delivering your writing across social media platforms.

If you currently work on a software team and would like to improve your writing and share your experience, this workshop is a great opportunity to learn through practice.

Limited seats available for this complimentary session. Reserve your seat by contacting the Client Support Group at 888.268.8770 or 904.278.0524 or

[email protected].

Delegates are required to bring a laptop to this session.


A recovering print journalist, Beth Romanik is now a writer and editor for TechWell, StickyMinds, and Better Software magazine. She has worked for several other newspapers, magazines, and websites. Beth is excited about new gadgets and developments in technology, but she'll always have a soft spot for paper and ink. Read some of her work at and follow her on twitter @bethromanik.


Jonathan Vanian is an online editor who edits, writes, interviews, and helps turn the many cranks at StickyMinds, TechWell, AgileConnection, and CMCrossroads. He has worked for newspapers, websites, and a magazine, and is not as scared of the demise of the written word as others may appear to be. Software and high technology never cease to amaze him.