Alyssa Rock
Technical Writer
Alyssa Rock
Technical Writer

open source

March 15, 2021 Creating effective community doc events (a case study)

The Salt project’s recent documentation jam was a huge success in terms of participation, productivity, diversity, and positive buzz. But why? In this blog entry, I break down the many elements that led to such a successful event.

December 13, 2020 Getting started in open source as a new tech writer

Contributing to open source projects gives you valuable work experience and helps you build your professional network. Read my advice about using open source to land your first technical writing job.

December 6, 2020 Attracting active contributors to open source (a case study)

“I came for the project, but ended up staying for the community.” Read my advice for attracting more active contributors to open source using lessons learned from the Good Docs project.

November 22, 2020 Tips for fighting impostor syndrome

It’s common for people to experience impostor syndrome while working in tech. In my latest blog entry, I discuss how I personally use CBT techniques to redirect negative patterns of self-talk into healthier directions.