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Interview with Sarah Haïm-Lubczanski


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Could you briefly introduce yourself?

I am a Documentarian, currently in charge of the documentation in a broad sense in my company. My colleagues write it, and I help them with the tooling, the writing and to enhance the documentation. Previously, I was a Technical Writer, and previously I was a PHP Developer. I began in the tech and open source area of the IT field.

What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic?

My talk is based on the real PostgreSQL documentation, some parts are not reflecting the quality of the software. I would like to provide insights on the improvements we can make: from the simple things to the more complex tasks.

What is the audience for your talk?

Everyone! If you like PostgreSQL and you are volunteering to improve the project, why not begin by the documentation?

What existing knowledge should the attendee have?

The more you know about the person using PostgreSQL and their context, the better you are able to improve the documentation. However, anyone can attend my talk and benefit from it.

Which other talk at this year’s conference would you like to see?

Maybe “Takeaways from the First 6 Months of Hacking on Postgres” because it’s about progressing in your knowledge of PostgreSQL or “How to make your Postgres blog posts reach a ton more people” because it’about the communication, and documentation is a way to communicate around a software.

What are your next projects?

Continue to evangelize around the documentation best practices.