Evolution of TC

Creating a Tech Writing Portfolio with Docs as Code Tooling

  • Workshop
  • Career Development
  • 07. June
  • 09:15 - 10:45 AM (CET)
  • Venus
  • finished
  • Presentation Slides
  •  Svetoslav Pandeliev

    Svetoslav Pandeliev

    • SAP Labs Bulgaria


Although the topic of portfolios constantly circles around the tech writing space, discussions are almost entirely focused on the questions “What to include in my portfolio?” and “How do I create samples for my portfolio if all my work is covered by NDAs?”. In this workshop, we’ll actually create and publish a portfolio website by following docs as code practices.


The key takeaway from this workshop is that every participant walks away with a basic portfolio website published on the Internet. Additional takeaways: get started with SSGs, markdown, HTML + CSS, and GitHub.

Prior knowledge

What you'll need:

- Laptop – bring your computer, we’ll be doing some activities

- Text editor – Notepad++, Sublime Text, Atom, Visual Studio Code, etc. will do

- Git – a popular version control system. For Windows: gitforwindows.org. For Mac: git-scm.com/download/mac .

- GitHub profile – Go to github.com and create a profile if you don’t have one yet.

- Jekyll – it’s one of the most mature static site generators, has detailed documentation and big community to ask for support, and it’s extremely simple to get started with it. jekyllrb.com/docs/installation/windows/ provides installation instructions for windows users and jekyllrb.com/docs/installation/macos/ provides installation instructions for Mac users.



 Svetoslav Pandeliev

Svetoslav Pandeliev

  • SAP Labs Bulgaria

Sveto joined the tech communication world in 2018 after spending several years in pre-sales and patent application drafting. He's especially interested in everything related to docs-as-code because it removes one of the major hurdles in every tech writer's job - getting those technical details from the subject matter experts. His on-the-job interests are mainly around developer documentation such as tutorials and API docs and creating videos.