Technical Writers in Need
Jeremy Grifski Jul 17
You might know me as the guy who regularly drops in once a week to pitch my Sample Programs in Every Language repository. As helpful as that's been, I still need more help.
Sample Programs in Every Language
Before I dive in, let's talk a little about the repository. If it's your first time hearing about it, it's essentially a collection of code snippets in as many languages as possible.
To be honest, the collection isn't much different than what you might see with Rosetta Code. That said, I like to think that contributing to this repository is still worthwhile. After all, with the addition of every code snippet, I write a complementary article describing the solution.
How cool is that?!
Technical Authors in Need
The problem is the repository is constantly growing. It seems as if every time someone helps out, they bring along a new great idea. For instance, someone thought it would be a good idea to add a Dockerfile to their new language folder, so anyone can launch a Docker image and test out the code. Naturally, I'd like to add Dockerfiles to all of the language folders.
That said, that's not why I'm writing this brief article. I'm here because I need technical authors. For every code snippet in the repository, I like to write a corresponding article which talks a bit about the language, explains the code snippet, and shares how to execute that code snippet.
As awesome as its been having code contributions, I can't possibly keep up with the articles. Recently, I've opened up my website to guest posts to hopefully keep up with the constant flow of code contributions. Unfortunately, I haven't been so lucky.
That's why I'm reaching out to the dev.to community. If you or someone you know might be interested in writing some coding articles, let me know.
In the meantime, I have some notes on writing guidelines in my contributing doc, and I have an article coming out next week with more details. Here are a few sample articles to give you an idea of the type of content I like to write:
Sometimes I even enjoy writing articles discussing what I've learned about the collection thus far. For instance, I've written an article about some of the coolest programming language features.
You can help contribute to this collection and watch it grow.